Tag: Pekka Tuominen

Choosing a knife for the city.

You don’t need a reason to carry a knife. Whatever they ask you, just lie or tell them what they want to hear. In the woods or in the countryside carrying a knife, whatever your gender, is wise. But in the city ? You…

Tuscan Raiders #4 – Geometries, Gayle Spyderco Gayle Bradley Junction and whittling.

It has all started when I wanted to review the Spyderco Gayle Bradley Junction. It’s a great design for an EDC fixed blade which can be used for everything. Easy to carry in its pancake constructed bolteron sheath. But the edge was just too…

Gears ready for Tuscany Hunting Season!

Bottle bottom push cuts and Nilakka.

All plastic bottles are not equal in thickness. And this batch made me thought my knives were dull until I have used the champion in that category : the Nilakka. I have found the thickness was on a steady 4mm. Almost twice the usual!…

Spyderco Lil Nilakka Edge rolling out fixed and used.

On my Lil Nilakka You can see the damage on the edge. Dry bambu cutting… It looks spectacular but it’s just a matter to realign the edge. It hurst on a new knife !!… Ouch ! In fact I also use diamond to remove…

PEKKA TUOMINEN IRON WOOD PUUKKO – A glimpse at the Northern Woodlord.

As you can notice the blade of the Puukko is not tapered like the Nilakka. It’s a real different animal to work with. More strength to the tip for example.Even if I had never got any issue with the folding version which is one…

Slysz Bowie versus Nilakka – Push Cutting Contest

One my favorite test for my blades is cutting through a plastic bottle bottom. It’s not as easy at it seems as the thicker part (at its center) is surrounded by a ring of softer plastic which can collaps and get crushed before the…

Spyderco Amsterdam Minimeet the 10th Anniversary Report

This review will be update on regular basis as we are also dependent from Spydercollector pictures. Nemo: Again we have been 80 lucky people to attend the 10th Anniversary Spyderco Meet in Amsterdam. Some were there since the beginning like my friend JD and…

SPYDERCO NILAKKA ~ C164GBN – Round 2 – Hard Use Folding Puukko

I could not imagine that a knife with a 4.5mm thick stock blade could be considered as some kind of safe queen ever. A delicate collection folder destined to open letters (and clean nails). The Nilakka is from Pekka Tuominen for God’s sake. He…

SPYDERCO NILAKKA ~ C164GBN – Pekka’s Folding Puukko is a North Star !

I have had the chance to meet Pekka Tuominen two years ago at the SICAC (Paris Knifeshow) but six month before I was handling a prototype of his Folding Puukko at the Amsterdam Minimeet. The design was very ZEN. For me it was like…

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