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Acclaimed custom knifemaker Peter Rassenti is best known for his extraordinary integral folder handles, which he painstakingly crafts from solid billets of titanium. Using this same method, the Spyderco Nirvana faithfully translates the breathtaking attention to detail of one of Rassenti’s most popular custom designs into a truly exceptional production folding knife—so exceptional it won Blade Magazine’s prestigious “Imported Knife of the Year” award.
The Nirvana’s most distinctive feature is its one-piece handle, which is meticulously machined from a solid block of titanium to produce every detail—including the knife’s high-strength Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism. The beautifully contoured, exceptionally ergonomic handle is then matte finished and embellished with a spectacular CNC-machined geometric design that wraps around its entire outer surface.
Crafted from 4mm (.158-inch) thick CPM® S90V particle metallurgy stainless steel, the Nirvana’s blade is equally impressive. The PlainEdge™ blade features a saber grind and clip-point profile for a superior balance of strength and edge geometry and boasts a stonewashed finish to match the knife’s subdued handle. Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole™ provides leverage for swift, positive one-handed opening, while an hourglass clip on the handle offers convenient right-side, tip-up carry to keep this remarkable knife poised and instantly accessible.