Oooo I like the folding puukko!
I wait with baited breath for news of my Tuff...
Up for trade: A new in pouch RAT TRAP, one of the last to "roll" off the assembly line. Would like to trade towards, an XM-18 3.5 Spanto flipper, an RCC, or a Crusader Forge Metro Tactical, a Fat Warden, or?. Users fine. Drop me a PM if interested, or to tell me I'm crazy.
Oooo I like the folding puukko!
All fantastic knives!
That said...I am a sucker for anything that has a "ethnic" inspired design... So I absolutely love the Puukko (though I probably won't purchase one because I already own something quite similar: a Helle Viking), but I was absolutely blown out of the water by the Nilakka! B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! I gotta get me a pair of these!
Please someone tell me that the Nilakka is not only an exercise in style, but that it's going to be produced. Sal, you got a winner with this one, just produce it!!!
Spyderco 2012 Production Prototype – Pekka Tuominen Nilakka
By this time during the meet I was busy taking the photos. Subsequently, I didn’t catch much info about this model from Sal or Eric. I hope some of the other attendees can add their info on this model.
To me, this knife was a lovely surprise. I love the design and engineering to make it truly look like a traditional Puukko with a modern twist. The knife seemed to me to have 3,5 to 4 inch blade. The blade is zero-ground. The nick in the edge you see in these photos was the result of accidentally dropping the prototype. The blade just flies open and the handle seemed very ergonomic. Odd though, considering the boxy look of the handle. The knife seemed about as heavy as a typical 4-inch G10 Spydie. I’m extremely interested in trying out this unique design.
Awesome stuff, thanks for sharing! Any pictures of the Szabo Folder?
The nilakka is a work of art. I must have one for my pocket to enjoy!
I like the looks of the folding puukko, but the tip looks very thin and fragile. I'd prefer it with a more robust tip, like that on the FB puukko.
It's so traditional yet so modern. What's not to like?
"Condemnation before investigation is the height of ignorance."
Spyderco 2012 Prototype – Laci Szabo Folder
The Szabo folder is still in development. The most striking change is the handle material. Another challenge with this huge folder is the self-close mechanism that works separately from the lock.
Spyderco is now considering using a new type of carbon fiber, inspired by ‘lightning strike carbon fiber’. This concept was originally designed by Boeing for use in airplane parts. By weaving strands of metal in with the carbon fiber, the material becomes better protected against…lighting strikes. This is likely not lightning strike CF but 'Golden Carbon Fiber'. It sure looks striking. The folder was designed as an MBC folder that complements Laci’s method of reverse grip knife fighting.
Last edited by Mr Blonde; 03-06-2012 at 03:36 PM.
Lighting strike carbon fiber on a production folder!
Very excited for the Szabo folder. Any word on the blade steel?
Mr Blonde, you take GREAT photographs! I appreciate the time and effort you put into sharing them with us.
It's always a treat to see what comes out from the Amsterdam meet. Thanks for the pics. I'm looking forward to see these knives in person.
Is the Szabo meant as a SD knife? It sure looks visually aggressive.
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