Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

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Spyderco 2016 Production Prototype– Peter Rassenti Nirvana

Postby Mr Blonde » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:13 pm

The Nirvana is highly anticipated by many, and even when I got to handle it for a second time now, it remains an impressive folding knife. The one-piece handle was relatively thin and felt reasonably ergonomic in my hands. Personally, I would prefer a satin finished blade. I’m in the minority however, considering the attention and admiration this knife got at the Meet and the IWA show in Germany a week later.

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Overall Length: 22,1 cm / 8.70 inches
Blade Length: 9,4 cm / 3.69 inches
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby JT » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:20 pm

SpyderNut wrote:
As for the middle "ridge" (or hump) on the handle, I originally considered making it without the hump. In the end, however, the lack of the hump essentially disturbed the ergonomics--because, as you mentioned, the lack of the hump allowed the index finger to slide back into the recessed area. Although the Round Hole is fairly occluded from the left side, I am still able to open the blade using my left thumb with a little practice. The Rhino is a compact design that actually feels pretty comfortable in-hand.
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Maybe we can get a 1000 run of lefty version of it? :D
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Spyderco 2016 Production Sample – Pekka Tuominen Lil’ Nilakka

Postby Mr Blonde » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:27 pm

I actually got to see this little folding puukko last year, when it was shown as a concept model. This production sample of the Lil’ Nilakka was a cool gent’s folder. It was a bit hard to operate for me left-handed, but it is an appealing design. The blade was very sharp and with no guard to speak of, I’ll have to be careful not to cut myself when I finally own the production version.

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Overall Length: 14 cm / 5.51 inches
Blade Length: 6 cm / 2.36 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 81 grams / 2.85 ounces
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Mr Blonde » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:31 pm

I hope to be back tomorrow with a fresh batch o' pictures...thanks for watching!
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby paladin » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:34 pm

There's not many designs Spyderco puts out that I can't find at least a small niche for...

But this Lil' Nilakka??? :confused:

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Mr Blonde » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:39 pm

paladin wrote:There's not many designs Spyderco puts out that I can't find at least a small niche for...

But this Lil' Nilakka??? :confused:
Easy. It's the perfect gentleman's knife for that formal luncheon at the Finnish embassy! :D Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Igi964 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:48 pm

Are there any NEW designs left? So far I've seen only 2 completely new ( unseen ) knives. The rest is allready in catalogue or was shown in Las Vegas.

I can't get to Amsterdam and this pictrures are great every year. Is so exciting to see something NEW. This year is a little bit boring so far :confused: :eek:

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:01 pm

It may have been answered before but what material is the scales made of on he lil' nilakka? That's such a beautiful little knife. Must have for me. Makes me wish they would give the same treatment to the full size nilakka!
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby SpeedHoles » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:35 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:It may have been answered before but what material is the scales made of on he lil' nilakka? That's such a beautiful little knife. Must have for me. Makes me wish they would give the same treatment to the full size nilakka!


That's what I was about to ask. Is that like a cream colored G10? I dig it.
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:48 pm

Great looking knife Spydernut!

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby elena86 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:52 pm

I am waiting for some new in-house designs :confused: :eek:

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby farnorthdan » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:57 pm

OMG that Lil' Nilakka, MUST have the precious.....
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The Nirvana Rocks!!

Postby LC Kid » Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:19 pm

Hi Folks!


As for now:

- Was it said at the Meeting if there are any plans for a SpyderEdge HAP40 LadyBug? :rolleyes:

- The Nirvana Rocks. And Rules. Simply a Must! :cool:

- The Lil' Nilakka looks like a fantastic handsome pocket scalpel. Very nice and neat little folder. :)

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby timlara » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:16 pm

Thanks for the photos, Wouter! Really enjoying the thread so far.

The Rhino looks really neat. Some have mentioned "mini Chinook", but the first thing that came to mind when I saw it was another blast from the past: It reminds me of a flat ground Blackhawk with a compression lock. Very cool!

** Edit: One more vote here for a wire clip on the Rhino if at all possible. I like them better in general, but on smaller knives in particular, I think they just make more sense.

I really want the Pattada even though it's a bit too big for my preferred carry size, and in much the same way, I have to admit I'm finding the Lil' Nilakka hard to resist. They are both beautiful designs.

Also, I can't believe how much amazing work Taichung is able to crank out. Those guys are on a rampage!

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby dialex » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:07 pm

Thanks for the great pics and explanations Wouter. Excellent work, as usually.
Congratulations to Spyderco and the collaborators for so many exciting knives.

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby paladin » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:00 pm

Mr Blonde wrote:
paladin wrote:There's not many designs Spyderco puts out that I can't find at least a small niche for...

But this Lil' Nilakka??? :confused:
Easy. It's the perfect gentleman's knife for that formal luncheon at the Finnish embassy! :D Sorry, couldn't resist.
Well, then I have no need of one because I probably won't be asked back to the Embassy after the last dinner when I used my salad fork on the fish...and that burp certainly didn't help matters either, now that I think about it :( :p :)

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Spydersense » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:32 pm

I wanna Nirvana! I love the clean look with no lanyard hole. Beautiful knife!

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby jabba359 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:55 pm

I really like that Nirvana. But, at the price, it deserves a custom pivot (especially on the presentation side) and clip. Those two simple changes would really knock it out of the park. I suppose I could make my own clip, but I shouldn't have to. That said, it's still on my list of wants.
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby ktsthiep » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:59 pm

I got Nilakka. Now Lil' Nilakka is killing me :confused: :o

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Surfingringo » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:09 pm

Love that lil Nilakka. Funny as the Nilakka never really moved me.


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