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The C164 Nilakka was introduced in 2012 and designed by Finnish custom knifemaker Pekka Tuominen. The C164 Nilakka is part of Spyderco's ethnic series.

Appearance in catalogs

The C163 Pingo appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Pekka Tuominen

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Thread following the design of the Pingo, from a request for a Denmark-friendly design to the final product.


Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

"A collaborative effort of Danish knifemakers Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes, the Pingo was specifically designed to conform to the knife laws of Denmark, which prohibit both lock-blade folding knives and all forms of one-hand-opening knives.

The heart of the Pingo is its distinctive sheepfoot blade, which is ground from Böhler-Uddeholm’s premium N690Co stainless steel. The blade is designed to meet Danish legal length limits while still providing a very functional and versatile cutting tool. Its Trademark Round Hole clearly identifies it as a Spyderco knife and provides a handy purchase for two-handed opening, but the hole is purposely small to prevent one-handed blade-opening methods. Similarly, its stout notched-joint mechanism is powered by a strong spring that helps hold the blade securely in the open and closed positions, supporting its safe use as a cutting tool while precluding one-handed opening.

The Pingo’s handle is comprised of injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) scales and a sturdy stainless steel back spacer. The scales feature a molded checkered texturing that ensures a secure grip without being too abrasive. A reversible deep-pocket wire clip provides both left and right-side tip-up carry, keeping the knife accessible for immediate use while blending unobtrusively with virtually any color of clothing.

Although designed to meet the unique needs of the Danish knife community, the Pingo’s versatile design and socially friendly demeanor make it a perfect choice for knife users everywhere. It not only transcends the limits of the traditional non-locking pocketknife, but also redefines Spyderco’s own definition of a SLIPIT because of its purposeful two-hand-opening design."

The C164 Nilakka in Spyderco's online catalog.

Variations

The C164 Nilakka is made in Taichung, Taiwan, and features a:

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C164GBN Black cross-hatch FRN PE N690Co Sept. 2012-end 2017 79.95$ (2013) Prototype had "bunny ear" humps, which were omitted on the production version N/A Full Flat silver deep-pocket Wire LH/RH, TU Main

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C164

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C164 Nilakka:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C164GBN 147mm 88mm 60mm 53mm 5mm 2.8mm 54g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C164 Nilakka:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C164GBN 5.80" 3.45" 2.34" 2.08" 0.20" 0.110" 1.9oz

References


Pictures

The C164 Nilakka, opened and closed.

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