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Nilaka has arrived

Postby Sithus1966 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:39 pm

It arrived yesterday but I didn't get to open it until I got back from a job out of town. So far I love it, razor sharp out of the box, seems to have the slightest of micro-bevel at the edge.
I got a few comparison shots in before my camera battery died.

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Postby Cheddarnut » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:19 pm

Thanks for the pics!! Where does the clip touch the handle? On the apex of the triangular g10?
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Postby Sithus1966 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:23 pm

Cheddarnut wrote:Thanks for the pics!! Where does the clip touch the handle? On the apex of the triangular g10?
It just touches at the point of the G-10

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Postby Cheddarnut » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:45 pm

Thanks Sithus! Does it feel secure in your pocket, it seems kinda awkward having just the one side of the clip fuctional...

Though looking closer at it it appears the clip is on the same angle as the scale....
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Postby razorsharp » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:10 pm

will definitely be spydercos best cutter :)

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Postby JudasD » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:15 am

I really like my Nilakka as well. The clip is sort of odd. It touches the apex of the handle only along the very back edge of the clip. The means the rest of the clip is unsupported and does move a bit due to this. Not a problem, just being picky :) The knife sits very, VERY low in the pocket, which i like a lot. The deployment is scary smooth and almost effortless. The thumb hole is very easy to access. Pictures of the knife are a bit deceptive in this regard, but there is plenty of room to reach the hole. The benefit of this groove in the handle also means that it is very easy to reach the lock. Just a very comfortable knife all around. Again, the pictures are deceptive. you have to fondle the knife to really appreciate it. Now i just need to learn how to sharpen a scandi grind. I am afraid to use it until i learn how :D

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Postby Sithus1966 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:14 am

The clp is actually really tight in the pocket. It looks to be a bit thicker than other clips.

Also this one came with a warning card and let me tell you it's true. If I slide the edge of this knife flat along my finger nail you can see it ripple, it's very very thin at the edge.

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Postby wsdavies » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:43 am

Most other knife companies would never mess with something like this...You gotta love Spyderco!
Sithus1966 wrote:The clp is actually really tight in the pocket. It looks to be a bit thicker than other clips.

Also this one came with a warning card and let me tell you it's true. If I slide the edge of this knife flat along my finger nail you can see it ripple, it's very very thin at the edge.

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Postby gbelleh » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:28 am

Looks nice! Unique and different. Definitely on the must buy list.
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Postby JudasD » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:46 am

gbelleh wrote:Looks nice! Unique and different. Definitely on the must buy list.
Funny you mention the must-buy list. This knife was never on my must-buy list. Heck, i never even knew the knife existed before the day i bought it. I received a newsletter from a vendor that said they had them in stock. Well i went to the vendor's web page, saw the knife and immediately bought it. It just bypassed the list altogether LOL

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Postby Cheddarnut » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:24 pm

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.
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Postby WireEdge Roger » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:10 pm

I really like the design, the handle cross section, and the beefy blade spine. However, S30V is keeping me from buying it. Something tough like 3V might be great with this grind.

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Postby Uke » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:10 pm

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.
+1

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 :(

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Postby Phrenik » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:03 am

Uke wrote:+1

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 :(
Agreed, would be cool if they added a few pictures of various cutting tasks they deemed for it to be for/excel at in the pamphlet along with the warning. lovely grind line! Thanks for sharing those pics

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Postby Gunslinger » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:28 am

Wow, that is one beautifle knife.
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Postby jzmtl » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:17 pm

Saw this on another site, result of wood carving, ouch, might want to wait a bit and see.

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Postby Blerv » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:49 pm

Holy wow! What kind of wood? That would have to be noticeable as the person was carving...wouldn't it?
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Postby VashHash » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:59 pm

I think this clearly shows why the general public isn't ready for zero ground blades

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Postby DRKBC » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:00 pm

I didn't know they released the Nilakka with a serrated edge.

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Postby jzmtl » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:08 pm

Blerv wrote:Holy wow! What kind of wood? That would have to be noticeable as the person was carving...wouldn't it?
Sycamore according to poster, original thread here.


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