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==Appearance in catalogs==
 
==Appearance in catalogs==
  
The C163 Pingo appeared in the following catalogs:
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The C164 Nilakka appeared in the following catalogs:
* [http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2013/2013SpydercoProductGuide.pdf 2013 Spyderco Product Guide] (C163PBK)
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* [http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2013/2013SpydercoProductGuide.pdf 2013 Spyderco Product Guide]  
* [http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2013MidYearCatalog.pdf 2013 Spyderco Mid-Year Supplement] (C163POR)
 
 
* [http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2014_Spyderco_Product_Guide.pdf 2014 Spyderco Product Guide]
 
* [http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2014_Spyderco_Product_Guide.pdf 2014 Spyderco Product Guide]
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* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2015_Spyderco_Product_Guide.pdf 2015 Spyderco Product Guide]
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* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2016_Spyderco_Product_Guide.pdf 2016 Spyderco Product Guide]
  
 
==Designer==
 
==Designer==
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==History, mentionings from the forums etc.==
 
==History, mentionings from the forums etc.==
  
[http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?47377-A-plea-to-Mr-Glesser/ Thread] following the design of the Pingo, from a request for a Denmark-friendly design to the final product.
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* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59266 Spyderco Nilakka : edge retention, durability, strength vs tough] posted by forum member ''Cliff Stamp''.
  
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==Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web==
  
==Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web==
 
  
  
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"''The Nilakka was designed by award-winning Finnish knifemaker Pekka Tuominen. Tuominen is one of the world’s most knowledgeable experts on the traditional Finnish puukko knife and one of only seven puukkoseppamestari, or “master bladesmiths” certified by the Finnish Ministry of Education. He is an expert at all aspects of bladesmithing and knifemaking and takes great pride in personally crafting every detail of his knives and sheaths. He is also a winner of numerous puukko-making competitions and a member of both the Scandinavian Knifemaker’s Guild and the Finnish Knife Association. Spyderco is honored to work with this incredibly talented craftsman and to share his designs through our products.''
  
"''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.''
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''The Nilakka is the result of Spyderco’s longstanding quest to translate the traditional Finnish puukko to a modern folding knife. In the spirit of the other knives in Spyderco’s Ethnic Series™—and based on the success of Tuominen’s FB28 fixed-blade Puukko design—Spyderco asked him to express the critical qualities of the classic puukko in a folder. Through a collaborative exchange and a number of prototype revisions, the knife gradually evolved into its final form.''
  
''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.''
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''The Nilakka’s handle is built on a framework of full-length stainless steel liners that also provide the structure for its Walker LinerLock® mechanism. The liners are joined by a stainless steel back spacer and covered with machined G-10 scales that create the distinctive diamond-shaped cross section that is a hallmark of traditional puukko design. Bead blasted to ensure a secure grip, the scales are extremely ergonomic and allow easy orientation of the edge by tactile sense.''
  
''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.''
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''Made from premium CPM S30V stainless steel, the Nilakka’s blade features full-flat-ground bevels that flow smoothly into a zero-ground cutting edge. This unique form of Scandinavian-style (“Scandi”) grind offers exceptional edge geometry for superior low-drag cutting performance. It is accented by a subtle swedge on the spine of the blade and Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole. In the closed position, the blade is almost completely contained within the handle and the Round Hole nests in a scalloped recess in the obverse scale. This makes the knife extremely trim, yet still allows it to be easily opened with one hand.''
  
''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.''"
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''A butt-mounted deep-pocket clip supports right-side, tip-up carry, and makes the Nilakka a true “pocket puukko” that is ideal for everyday carry.''
  
The C164 Nilakka in [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C164GBN/780 Spyderco's online catalog].
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''Drawing its name from one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Finland, the Nilakka is a truly extraordinary folding knife that seamlessly combines form, function, and ages-old Finnish tradition into a stylish, modern cutting tool.''"<ref name="current catalog">The C164 Nilakka in [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C164GBN/780 Spyderco's online catalog]</ref>
  
 
==Variations==
 
==Variations==
  
 
The C164 Nilakka is made in Taichung, Taiwan, and features a:
 
The C164 Nilakka is made in Taichung, Taiwan, and features a:
* [[liner lock]]
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* [[Walker Liner Lock]]
* brown [[G-10]] handle
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* Brown [[G-10]] handle
* full flat ground puuko-style blade
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* Scandi grind
  
 
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|valign="top" |C164GBN
 
|valign="top" |C164GBN
|valign="top" |Black cross-hatch [[FRN]]
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|valign="top" |Brown [[G-10]]
 
|valign="top" |[[PE]]
 
|valign="top" |[[PE]]
|valign="top" |[[N690Co]]
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|valign="top" |[[CPM-S30V]]
|valign="top" |Sept. 2012-end 2017
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|valign="top" |2013-2017
|valign="top" |79.95$ (2013)
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|valign="top" |$319,95 (2017)
|valign="top" |Prototype had "bunny ear" humps, which were omitted on the production version
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|valign="top" |
 
|valign="top" |N/A
 
|valign="top" |N/A
 
|valign="top" |[[Full Flat]]
 
|valign="top" |[[Full Flat]]
|valign="top" |silver deep-pocket [[Wire]]
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|valign="top" |custom design deep-pocket clip
|valign="top" |[[LH/RH]], [[TU]]
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|valign="top" |[[RH]], [[TU]]
 
|valign="top" |[[Main]]
 
|valign="top" |[[Main]]
 
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|align="right"|C164GBN
 
|align="right"|C164GBN
|align="right"|147mm
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|align="right"|207mm
|align="right"|88mm
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|align="right"|117mm
|align="right"|60mm
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|align="right"|89mm
|align="right"|53mm
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|align="right"|85mm
|align="right"|5mm
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|align="right"|4.5mm
|align="right"|2.8mm
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|align="right"|9mm
|align="right"|54g
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|align="right"|142g
 
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|align="right"|C164GBN
 
|align="right"|C164GBN
|align="right"|5.80"
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|align="right"|8.13"
|align="right"|3.45"
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|align="right"|4.62"
|align="right"|2.34"
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|align="right"|3.51"
|align="right"|2.08"
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|align="right"|3.34"
|align="right"|0.20"
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|align="right"|0.35"
|align="right"|0.110"
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|align="right"|0.177"
|align="right"|1.9oz
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|align="right"|5oz
 
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|[[Image:C164GPBN_Both.png|left|thumb|500px|The C164 Nilakka, opened and closed.]]
 
|[[Image:C164GPBN_Both.png|left|thumb|500px|The C164 Nilakka, opened and closed.]]
 
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==Related Articles==
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*[[C221 Lil' Nilakka]]
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*[[FB28 Puukko]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:43, 29 November 2019

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 C164 Nilakka appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Pekka Tuominen

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

"The Nilakka was designed by award-winning Finnish knifemaker Pekka Tuominen. Tuominen is one of the world’s most knowledgeable experts on the traditional Finnish puukko knife and one of only seven puukkoseppamestari, or “master bladesmiths” certified by the Finnish Ministry of Education. He is an expert at all aspects of bladesmithing and knifemaking and takes great pride in personally crafting every detail of his knives and sheaths. He is also a winner of numerous puukko-making competitions and a member of both the Scandinavian Knifemaker’s Guild and the Finnish Knife Association. Spyderco is honored to work with this incredibly talented craftsman and to share his designs through our products.

The Nilakka is the result of Spyderco’s longstanding quest to translate the traditional Finnish puukko to a modern folding knife. In the spirit of the other knives in Spyderco’s Ethnic Series™—and based on the success of Tuominen’s FB28 fixed-blade Puukko design—Spyderco asked him to express the critical qualities of the classic puukko in a folder. Through a collaborative exchange and a number of prototype revisions, the knife gradually evolved into its final form.

The Nilakka’s handle is built on a framework of full-length stainless steel liners that also provide the structure for its Walker LinerLock® mechanism. The liners are joined by a stainless steel back spacer and covered with machined G-10 scales that create the distinctive diamond-shaped cross section that is a hallmark of traditional puukko design. Bead blasted to ensure a secure grip, the scales are extremely ergonomic and allow easy orientation of the edge by tactile sense.

Made from premium CPM S30V stainless steel, the Nilakka’s blade features full-flat-ground bevels that flow smoothly into a zero-ground cutting edge. This unique form of Scandinavian-style (“Scandi”) grind offers exceptional edge geometry for superior low-drag cutting performance. It is accented by a subtle swedge on the spine of the blade and Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole. In the closed position, the blade is almost completely contained within the handle and the Round Hole nests in a scalloped recess in the obverse scale. This makes the knife extremely trim, yet still allows it to be easily opened with one hand.

A butt-mounted deep-pocket clip supports right-side, tip-up carry, and makes the Nilakka a true “pocket puukko” that is ideal for everyday carry.

Drawing its name from one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Finland, the Nilakka is a truly extraordinary folding knife that seamlessly combines form, function, and ages-old Finnish tradition into a stylish, modern cutting tool."[1]

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 Brown G-10 PE CPM-S30V 2013-2017 $319,95 (2017) N/A Full Flat custom design deep-pocket clip RH, TU Main

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C164

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

Questions with an answer:


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 207mm 117mm 89mm 85mm 4.5mm 9mm 142g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C164 Nilakka:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C164GBN 8.13" 4.62" 3.51" 3.34" 0.35" 0.177" 5oz

References

  1. The C164 Nilakka in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

The C164 Nilakka, opened and closed.

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