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Some custom Opinel 18344

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Some custom Opinel
« on: January 14, 2014, 10:05:57 PM »
Some of you asked me in my presentation to post some pictures of my custom Opinel. It's not a multitool (except the #10 with corkscrew), but here are some in different styles. All with fileworks.

A deer antler #10 :


A Bahia rosewood carved #10 :


A cocobolo #2 :


A carved Elforyn #8 with a polished blade :
http://www.servimg.com/image_links.php?i=3

A ziricote and reindeer #8 with aluminium inlays and basketwork scrimshaw :


It was a projet for the 20 years of a French craftmanship materials supplier. He gave everyone a material and the knives and other object were published in a commemorative book.

#9 roe deer antler :


#9 with deer antler, amboina burl and chamois horn :


Another #9 in stabilized and dyed elm burl :


I'll show more if you are interested in.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 10:07:34 PM by Michel M. »



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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 10:08:38 PM »
Wow! Those look GOOD!

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 10:23:59 PM »
Thanks Nate !

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 10:37:19 PM »
Wow, Michel. :o

I don't know which one I like better. All pieces of art. :hatsoff:


This one is amazing. :drool:
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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 10:47:44 PM »
Thanks a lot enki_ck. The first difficulty with this one was to use metal tools for the blade groove. The scrimshaw took time also.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 10:48:41 PM »
Wow, Michel. :o

I don't know which one I like better. All pieces of art. :hatsoff:


This one is amazing. :drool:
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That is my favorite so far.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 10:52:34 PM »
Wow there's some gorgeous Oppi's there! :)

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 10:53:41 PM »
How did you cut the groove for the blade?


Oh yea....... BEAUTIFUL work by the way!

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 12:12:54 AM »
Thanks to all.

How did you cut the groove for the blade?

Instead of using a small circular saw for wood and other materials I used the same kind of tool for steel (sorry I don't know the exact translation, fraise-scie in French).

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 01:31:07 AM »
The Deer Antler one looks :drool: along with all the others!

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 08:30:32 AM »
Thanks CanadianLMfan. It's hard to find the right deer antler with the "crown" for a #10. This one was perfect for that use. For a #12 it's easier.

The roe deer antler for the #9 was also an exception. Usually this material suits for a #6 or #7 only.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2014, 03:28:52 PM »
Awesome work!  The scrimshaw one is my favorite, its fantastic!

PM me or email sakmodder [at] gmail . com if you are looking for custom SAK work.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 04:04:42 PM »
I guess it is unanimous, they all are amazing pieces of art, but the scrimshaw one turned really really nice.

I also like the one with Bahia Rosewood  :drool: :drool: :drool:

Congrats sir, your craftsmanship is just too awesome!!!
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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2014, 04:31:10 PM »
They are amazing   :drool:
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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2014, 07:53:18 PM »
They are amazing   :drool:

+1
I love the first one  :drool:

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2014, 08:42:47 PM »
Many thanks to all for your kind comments !

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2014, 03:11:23 AM »
A deer antler #10 :


 :drool:

please sir, more?

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2014, 02:16:14 PM »
They are amazing   :drool:

+1
I love the first one  :drool:

+2 :D



The deer antler is the best, I say.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2014, 10:00:54 PM »
Thanks again to all. Here are some others.

First another deer antler #10 :


A goldfield burl #9 (Australian wood) :


A deer antler #8 mushroom knife :


A coolibah burl #9 (Australian eucalyptus), a boxwood/warthog tusk #8 garden knife and a deer antler #3 :


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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2014, 12:43:39 AM »


A goldfield burl #9 (Australian wood) :



WOW!

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2014, 09:01:48 PM »
Thanks. These Australian burls are very hard and can be used as massive wood.

Another deer antler #8 in a modern style :


Another one in the same style on which I did a woodcock scrimshaw :


Two goat horn #7 :



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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2014, 02:48:11 PM »
Thanks to all.

How did you cut the groove for the blade?

Instead of using a small circular saw for wood and other materials I used the same kind of tool for steel (sorry I don't know the exact translation, fraise-scie in French).

Literal translation is "strawberry saw", which is a bit weird,  but actually its a slitting saw in English. :) Fraise also seems to refer to mill cutters.

And the work is simply beautiful.
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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2014, 03:56:28 PM »
Thhe one with the woodcock is just amazing!
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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2014, 08:37:29 PM »
You continue to leave us speechless, Michel. :drool:

Great work. :tu:   
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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2014, 09:46:50 PM »
Thanks again to all.

The last one is a reindeer #9 close to the original Opinel handle shape :




Literal translation is "strawberry saw", which is a bit weird,  but actually its a slitting saw in English. :) Fraise also seems to refer to mill cutters.

Thanks, it was a slitting saw.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2014, 10:18:14 PM »
Some new #7 custom Opinel. First a classic deer antler one :



Another one deer antler with brass insert :


The same style with stainless steel insert :


I hope the weather will be better tomorrow to post new SAKs.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2014, 04:17:35 PM »
These are really beautiful  :salute:
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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2014, 04:23:33 PM »
Thanks greenbear.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2014, 07:31:15 PM »
Excellent work as usual. Looking forward to the new SAKs. :tu:
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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2014, 08:14:00 PM »
How have I missed this thread????  I am currently playing around with opinels doing handles.  Your work sir is amazing.  I for see you getting quite a few PM's in the near future.

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