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* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2015_Spyderco_Product_Guide.pdf 2015 Spyderco Product Guide]  
 
* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2015_Spyderco_Product_Guide.pdf 2015 Spyderco Product Guide]  
 
* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2016_Spyderco_Product_Guide.pdf 2016 Spyderco Product Guide]
 
* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2016_Spyderco_Product_Guide.pdf 2016 Spyderco Product Guide]
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* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2017_Spyderco_Product_Guide.pdf 2017 Spyderco Product Guide]
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* [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/2018_Spyderco_Product_Guide.pdf 2018 Spyderco Product Guide]
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* [https://catalog.spyderco.com/productguide/#/ 2019 Spyderco Product Guide]
  
 
==Designer==
 
==Designer==
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==History, mentionings from the forums etc.==
 
==History, mentionings from the forums etc.==
  
* [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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* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=84960 Spyderco Autonomy Questions] posted by forum member ''Hale Storm''.
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* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=76985 Autonomy review/impressions] posted by forum member ''Evil D''.
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* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=71148 New Version of the Autonomy™ Automatic] posted by forum member ''SpyderNut''.
  
 
==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.''
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"''The Spyderco Autonomy was developed in response to a request from the U.S. Coast Guard for a cutting tool that would meet the demanding mission requirements of their rescue swimmers. They needed a high-performance knife that could be easily deployed with only one hand while wearing heavy gloves, is impervious to salt water, could be easily maintained and, above all, would cut with extreme authority. The result was the orange-handled Autonomy automatic, which is approved for use by Coast Guard personnel.''
  
''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.''
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''Specifically designed to be carried in a dedicated pocket in the rescue swimmer’s vest, the original Autonomy had no need for a firing-button safety or pocket clip. However, because many of the features of the design were so revolutionary, Spyderco soon received requests for a version that was suitable for pocket carry and still featured the high-visibility orange handles of the original. The result is an orange-handled Autonomy with a safety and a pocket clip.''
  
''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.''
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''The heart of this remarkable knife is its voracious SpyderEdge™ blade, which is ground from H-1® steel—an extraordinary nitrogen-based alloy that is completely immune to corrosion. Its sheepfoot profile and blunt tip make it ideal for rescue applications, while still providing a high degree of point utility. The auto-opening blade is powered by a corrosion-resistant coil spring nested within a removable module. Specifically designed for end-user maintenance, this patented feature allows the module and spring to be easily removed with the tool in Spyderco’s spring replacement kit (sold separately) without disassembling the entire knife.''
  
''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.''
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''The Autonomy’s ergonomic, finger-grooved handle is constructed with full stainless steel liners flanked by textured orange G-10 scales. Its oversized firing button is powered by a spring that is integral to one of the liners and includes a sliding safety that prevents unintentional activation. The handle’s other metal hardware—including its reversible wire pocket clip—is also made exclusively from rustproof materials.''
  
''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.''
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''Winner of the “Most Innovative American Design” award at the prestigious Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair, the Autonomy represents a groundbreaking achievement in automatic knife design.''"<ref name="current catalog">The C165 Autonomy in [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C165GOR/990]</ref>
 
 
''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 C165 Autonomy in [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C164GBN/780 Spyderco's online catalog]</ref>
 
  
 
==Variations==
 
==Variations==
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|-
 
|-
 
|valign="top" |C165GOR
 
|valign="top" |C165GOR
|valign="top" |Brown [[G-10]]
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|valign="top" |Orange [[G-10]]
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|valign="top" |[[SE]]
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|valign="top" |[[H-1]]
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|valign="top" |2013-
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|valign="top" |$319,95 (2017)
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|valign="top" |
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|valign="top" |N/A
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|valign="top" |[[Hollow]]
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|valign="top" |[[Stainless wire clip]]
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|valign="top" |[[RH]], [[TU]]
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|valign="top" |[[Main]]
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|-
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|valign="top" |C165GBBK
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|valign="top" |Black [[G-10]]
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|valign="top" |[[SE]]
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|valign="top" |[[H-1]]
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|valign="top" |2013-
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|valign="top" |$360 (2019)
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|valign="top" |Features a black DLC coated blade, button, screws, liners and clip
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|valign="top" |N/A
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|valign="top" |[[Hollow]]
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|valign="top" |[[Stainless wire clip]]
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|valign="top" |[[RH]], [[TU]]
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|valign="top" |[[Main]]
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|-
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|valign="top" |C165G2
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|valign="top" |Black [[G-10]]
 
|valign="top" |[[PE]]
 
|valign="top" |[[PE]]
|valign="top" |[[CPM-S30V]]
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|valign="top" |[[LC 200 N]]
|valign="top" |2013-2017
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|valign="top" |2018-
|valign="top" |$319,95 (2017)
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|valign="top" |$290 (2019)
 
|valign="top" |
 
|valign="top" |
 
|valign="top" |N/A
 
|valign="top" |N/A
 
|valign="top" |[[Full Flat]]
 
|valign="top" |[[Full Flat]]
|valign="top" |custom design deep-pocket clip
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|valign="top" |[[Stainless wire clip]]
 
|valign="top" |[[RH]], [[TU]]
 
|valign="top" |[[RH]], [[TU]]
 
|valign="top" |[[Main]]
 
|valign="top" |[[Main]]
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{{Tableheading}}'''Weight'''
 
{{Tableheading}}'''Weight'''
 
|-
 
|-
|align="right"|C164GBN
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|align="right"|C165GOR
|align="right"|207mm
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|align="right"|219mm
|align="right"|117mm
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|align="right"|125mm
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|align="right"|94mm
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|align="right"|89mm
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|align="right"|9.7mm
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|align="right"|2.9mm
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|align="right"|150g
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|-
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|align="right"|C165GBBK
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|align="right"|219mm
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|align="right"|125mm
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|align="right"|94mm
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|align="right"|89mm
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|align="right"|9.7mm
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|align="right"|2.9mm
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|align="right"|153g
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|-
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|align="right"|C165G2
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|align="right"|214mm
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|align="right"|125mm
 
|align="right"|89mm
 
|align="right"|89mm
|align="right"|85mm
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|align="right"|86mm
|align="right"|4.5mm
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|align="right"|9.7mm
|align="right"|9mm
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|align="right"|2.9mm
|align="right"|142g
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|align="right"|159g
 
|}
 
|}
  
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|-
 
|-
 
|align="right"|C165GOR
 
|align="right"|C165GOR
|align="right"|8.13"
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|align="right"|8.62"
|align="right"|4.62"
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|align="right"|4.92"
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|align="right"|3.70"
 
|align="right"|3.51"
 
|align="right"|3.51"
|align="right"|3.34"
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|align="right"|0.19"
|align="right"|0.35"
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|align="right"|0.114"
|align="right"|0.177"
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|align="right"|5.3oz
|align="right"|5oz
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|-
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|align="right"|C165GBBK
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|align="right"|8.62"
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|align="right"|4.92"
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|align="right"|3.70"
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|align="right"|3.51"
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|align="right"|0.19"
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|align="right"|0.114"
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|align="right"|5.4oz
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|-
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|align="right"|C165G2
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|align="right"|8.44"
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|align="right"|4.94"
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|align="right"|3.50"
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|align="right"|3.37"
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|align="right"|0.19"
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|align="right"|0.114"
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|align="right"|5.6oz
 
|}
 
|}
  

Revision as of 10:31, 29 November 2019

>>>UNDER CONSTRUCTION<<

The C165 Autonomy was introduced in ..and ...

Appearance in catalogs

The C165 Autonomy appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

"The Spyderco Autonomy was developed in response to a request from the U.S. Coast Guard for a cutting tool that would meet the demanding mission requirements of their rescue swimmers. They needed a high-performance knife that could be easily deployed with only one hand while wearing heavy gloves, is impervious to salt water, could be easily maintained and, above all, would cut with extreme authority. The result was the orange-handled Autonomy automatic, which is approved for use by Coast Guard personnel.

Specifically designed to be carried in a dedicated pocket in the rescue swimmer’s vest, the original Autonomy had no need for a firing-button safety or pocket clip. However, because many of the features of the design were so revolutionary, Spyderco soon received requests for a version that was suitable for pocket carry and still featured the high-visibility orange handles of the original. The result is an orange-handled Autonomy with a safety and a pocket clip.

The heart of this remarkable knife is its voracious SpyderEdge™ blade, which is ground from H-1® steel—an extraordinary nitrogen-based alloy that is completely immune to corrosion. Its sheepfoot profile and blunt tip make it ideal for rescue applications, while still providing a high degree of point utility. The auto-opening blade is powered by a corrosion-resistant coil spring nested within a removable module. Specifically designed for end-user maintenance, this patented feature allows the module and spring to be easily removed with the tool in Spyderco’s spring replacement kit (sold separately) without disassembling the entire knife.

The Autonomy’s ergonomic, finger-grooved handle is constructed with full stainless steel liners flanked by textured orange G-10 scales. Its oversized firing button is powered by a spring that is integral to one of the liners and includes a sliding safety that prevents unintentional activation. The handle’s other metal hardware—including its reversible wire pocket clip—is also made exclusively from rustproof materials.

Winner of the “Most Innovative American Design” award at the prestigious Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair, the Autonomy represents a groundbreaking achievement in automatic knife design."[1]

Variations

The C165 Autonomy is made in Golden, Colorado, USA, Earth, and features a:

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C165GOR Orange G-10 SE H-1 2013- $319,95 (2017) N/A Hollow Stainless wire clip RH, TU Main
C165GBBK Black G-10 SE H-1 2013- $360 (2019) Features a black DLC coated blade, button, screws, liners and clip N/A Hollow Stainless wire clip RH, TU Main
C165G2 Black G-10 PE LC 200 N 2018- $290 (2019) N/A Full Flat Stainless wire clip RH, TU Main

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C165

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

Questions with an answer:


Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C165 Autonomy:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C165GOR 219mm 125mm 94mm 89mm 9.7mm 2.9mm 150g
C165GBBK 219mm 125mm 94mm 89mm 9.7mm 2.9mm 153g
C165G2 214mm 125mm 89mm 86mm 9.7mm 2.9mm 159g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C165 Autonomy:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C165GOR 8.62" 4.92" 3.70" 3.51" 0.19" 0.114" 5.3oz
C165GBBK 8.62" 4.92" 3.70" 3.51" 0.19" 0.114" 5.4oz
C165G2 8.44" 4.94" 3.50" 3.37" 0.19" 0.114" 5.6oz

References

  1. The C165 Autonomy in [1]

Pictures

The C165GOR Autonomy, opened and closed.

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