Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017: #10 Spyderco Lil’ Nilakka

TOP 25 BEST SELLING BLADES OF 2017: #10 Spyderco Lil’ Nilakka
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The Lil’ Nilakka is based on Spyderco’s now discontinued Nilakka folder. Both the original and the Lil’ Nilakka are Pekka Tuominen’s interpretation of a traditional Puukko knife. They also share the same ambitious blade geometry. The blades are full-flat ground straight from the spine to the edge without a secondary edge bevel. Also known as ‘zero-ground,’ this keen and delicate grind offers unsurpassed cutting performance. It particularly suits the gentlemanly Lil’ Nilakka, built with polished white G10 scales and a modestly sized 2.3-inch RWL 34 stainless steel blade.

It should come as no surprise that the Spyderco Lil’ Nilakka would be one of the best selling knives of 2017. It is the first of Spyderco’s new “flash batch” knives, which are unique designs produced for a limited time only. Collectors didn’t hesitate to pick one up because they knew once the Lil’ Nilakka was sold out, it might never be restocked.

Visit KnifeNews tomorrow to find out which model is #9 on our countdown of the Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017.

The TOP 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017 is based on a ranking of year-to-date dollar sales per day of all non-kitchen cutlery at The Virginia-based dealer stocks the largest catalog of cutlery in the world and serves the most diverse customer base of any knife retailer.

We chose to remove knives available only at from consideration. Exclusives that would have otherwise made the list include:
the HAP40 Spyderco Delica in Mahogany Pakkawood
the HAP40 Spyderco Endura in Mahogany Pakkawood
the s35vn Orange Southard Positron
the s35vn Tanto Andre De Villiers Beast Flipper
the Svord Peasant Knife Exclusives

Certain knives available for pre-order, namely the ZT 0055, Benchmade 87, and DPx HEST/F Urban were also purposefully excluded even though based on pre-orders it’s clear they are among the year’s most popular.

Knife featured in image: Spyderco Lil’ Nilakka

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