C199 Nirvana

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The C199 Nirvana was introduced in 2016 and is based off of Peter Rassenti's custom.

Appearance in catalogs

The C199 Nirvana appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Peter Rassenti

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C199 Nirvana:

"Acclaimed custom knifemaker Peter Rassenti is best known for his extraordinary integral folder handles, which he painstakingly crafts from solid billets of titanium. Using this same method, the Spyderco Nirvana faithfully translates the breathtaking attention to detail of one of Rassenti’s most popular custom designs into a truly exceptional production folding knife—so exceptional it won Blade Magazine’s prestigious “Imported Knife of the Year” award.

The Nirvana’s most distinctive feature is its one-piece handle, which is meticulously machined from a solid block of titanium to produce every detail—including the knife’s high-strength Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism. The beautifully contoured, exceptionally ergonomic handle is then matte finished and embellished with a spectacular CNC-machined geometric design that wraps around its entire outer surface.

Crafted from 4mm (.158-inch) thick CPM® S90V particle metallurgy stainless steel, the Nirvana’s blade is equally impressive. The PlainEdge™ blade features a saber grind and clip-point profile for a superior balance of strength and edge geometry and boasts a stonewashed finish to match the knife’s subdued handle. Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole™ provides leverage for swift, positive one-handed opening, while an hourglass clip on the handle offers convenient right-side, tip-up carry to keep this remarkable knife poised and instantly accessible."


The C199 Nirvana in Spyderco's online catalog

Variations

The C199 Nirvana is made in Taichung, Taiwan and has:

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C199TI 3D milled matte Ti PE CPM-S90V July 2016-end 2017 719.95$ (2016) Comes in a padded Spyderco pouch Regular production Sabre grind Matte grey hourglass RH, TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C199 Nirvana:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C199TI 221mm 126mm 96mm 94mm 13mm 4mm 136g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C199 Nirvana:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C199TI 8.72" 4.96" 3.76" 3.69" 0.508" 0.158" 4.8oz

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