Cheddarnut wrote:I wonder what the intended uses of this knife would be, as a pukko is a general purpose tool as far as i know, which suggests that it would be put through its paces and not be babied.
As far as I can tell, with the factory edge, folding sushi knife.
The blurb states that the Nilakka is ideal for 'everyday carry'. Could I use it to take apart cardboard boxes and plastic packaging if I ran into them during my day? Or is this folder specifically for delicate whittling? I've wanted a Nilakka since seeing pics of the prototype from the Amsterdam meet but I'm slightly concerned now that I'd have to baby it for fear of chipping the edge on a staple
"Everyday carry" yes, everyday use, no. Nevermind a staple, a clampack would do it in. Delicate whittling is beyond it unless you're talking balsa wood.
Blerv wrote:No doubt. Hence the clear documentation (I didn't scroll up to read).
Thanks jzmtl. Pretty bad review on that board of the knife but they are comparing apples to oranges. I'm sure the warning note is still in the box someplace...
Back in the box after reading. Nowhere on that card does it say "for flesh only", "limited to styrofoam cutting" or any of the other things they probably should have on there.
VashHash wrote:the good news is it should be easy to fix with such a thin grind
Yep. 20° secondary bevel and it works great.
The Deacon wrote:Sure seems like Spyderco should put that disclaimer in the online catalog write-up, and the print version too when it comes out. Otherwise, folks buying a folding Pukko with a 4.5mm thick blade might assume it was suited for whittling a stick, even a relatively hard one.
I really though a puukko should be able to cut basswood. The block I rippled mine's edge on was soft enough to carve with my thumbnail. I've eaten carrots harder than that. I'm no stranger to thin edges. I've done quite a bit of carving with a small fixed blade hollow ground so thin you can flex the edge visibly over your fingernail and never had anything like this happen. The closest I've seen was when I hit a knot carving hard pine with a custom jackknife ground to 0.007" at the back of the 20° edge bevel. Either the heat treatment was messed up while grinding the blades that thin, or 10° included is just beyond S30V's capability.
I don't believe in safe queens, only in pre-need replacements.