Following this thread http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,37448.0.html
I thought that it would be nice to see some comparison pictures, with some written information between a large Traditional Opinel and a large slim Opinel
. I chose the size 12, the largest "Normal" size available.
The Traditional 12 is the Carbone model, with Carbon Steel and the Slim 12 is SS
Both have 12cm blades and similar length handles
The Traditional is longer overall as it has a bigger locking mechanism.
The Slim has a maximum blade thickness of 1.38mm
and the Traditional 2.24mm
The Traditional is more robust and scary
looking and the slim more elegant
, with a filleting, flexible blade.
The Slim is a user the Traditional not; mainly because it is Carbon Steel and I feel that if I am going to use something that bulky for heavier work I might as well use a fixed blade like a Carbon Steel Mora knife.
Note the difference in weight. End of writing…