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Some custom Opinel 19642

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2014, 08:37:23 PM »
Thanks enki. I'll check if I posted all pics. There's a fileworked Alox cigar cutter I have to shoot. I have ideas for new ones.

Thanks also Farmman. Don't hesitate for PM's. I hope we'll see your work soon.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2014, 08:53:43 PM by Michel M. »

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2014, 05:04:26 PM »
very nice opinels!!  :salute: congrats mate!

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2014, 09:52:23 PM »
Wow those are amazing!  By any chance do you have any handles that are made out of stone?
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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2014, 10:08:12 PM »
Thanks Sidhartha for these kind words, knowing your work.

Thanks also Cogito. Not of stone but with materials like Corian or Elforyn wich are a mix between synthetic and mineral materials.
A few years ago I saw some #13 marble Opinel in a knife show by the Opinel Museum in St Jean de Maurienne (The Opinel brand is near in Chambery). It was the work of a stone carver. The knife was assembled but it wasn't folding because of the hardness of the material for cutting the groove.

« Last Edit: March 07, 2014, 10:14:05 PM by Michel M. »

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2014, 10:45:04 PM »
Here's a Corian #2 with brass pin :


Searching old pictures I found these. Olivewood/AZ desert ironwood #8 :


And a marble wood garden #8 :


A mammooth/moor oak #2 with damascus blade (I did before the same in #8) :


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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2014, 12:04:00 AM »
Just WOW!

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2014, 12:07:17 AM »
Thanks ducttapetech.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2014, 04:03:29 PM »
  The smaller ones are lovely, and so is the #8. Its butt end is very elegant.  :drool: :drool:

  The damascus #2 is my favorite though! Congrats Michel, your work is just superb!!
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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2014, 05:00:03 PM »
Impressive handles! The Corian ones seem excellent as they will not jam the blade when wet.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2014, 08:38:52 AM »
Thanks WWW and microbe.

I had a try with PEHD 500. It would have the same advantage for use in all conditions but it's very hard to polish.


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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2014, 12:59:38 AM »
Fabulous work here on all of these Michel!¡!

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2014, 08:12:02 AM »
Thanks Terry !

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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2014, 12:19:32 AM »
I have a few opinel and that is the best looking one in deer stag that I have ever seen.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2014, 12:21:43 AM »
Thanks again !

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2014, 01:15:30 AM »
Stunning work Michel. :hatsoff:

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2014, 07:45:50 AM »
Thanks a lot Gareth.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2014, 10:00:49 AM »
I should have said that is the best lookin Opinel that I have ever seen and one of the best looking knives period.
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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2014, 06:33:10 AM »
Michel, looking at your thread here on forum felt like I was walking through an exhibit in a museum looking at works of art and fine craftsmanship resting inside rows of glass cases. Thank You.
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« Reply #48 on: May 23, 2014, 07:08:26 AM »
 :drool:

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2014, 10:17:50 AM »
Thank you again. I show you the last ones :

- A warthog tusk #9 with damascus blade :


- A small #2 with zebu horn handle, fileworked stainless steel blande :


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« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2014, 11:29:54 AM »
Oh wow!! Those are nice!!!

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2014, 11:39:01 AM »
Thanks !

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2014, 11:13:55 PM »
Those newest two are just begging for scrimshaw, but they are beautiful as it is!

Steel is humanity, with all its pride and humility and hope and doubt and fear and faith. And while steel can control any of the four elements, to protect man and make them serve us, without man to protect the steel, the elements will destroy it. Steel is wisdom, and strength, and science, and magic. But without the hand of man to guide it, it is nothing.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2014, 11:45:03 PM »
Thanks ironraven. I'm a beginner for scrimshaw but for complex projects I send knives to a French artist (Christian Camboulives) which does a beautiful work. He also has a personal techique for pyrography, much like scrimshaw. I'll show you better examples, I just find this picture of a rock star caricature from him on a boxwood #8 I made :

« Last Edit: May 26, 2014, 12:11:53 AM by Michel M. »

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2014, 09:36:57 PM »
LOL! I don't think I want my fingers that close Jager's mouth. But it is beautifully done.

Steel is humanity, with all its pride and humility and hope and doubt and fear and faith. And while steel can control any of the four elements, to protect man and make them serve us, without man to protect the steel, the elements will destroy it. Steel is wisdom, and strength, and science, and magic. But without the hand of man to guide it, it is nothing.

"Even if it is only the handful of people I meet on the street, or in my home, I can still protect them with this one sword" Kenshin Himura
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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2014, 09:45:36 PM »
:D Thanks for him. And there's a detail that wasn't visible on the pic :

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #56 on: May 26, 2014, 11:05:45 PM »
Aiiiii

How came I haven't saw this thread earlier...

 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

awesome workmanship man!!!

:popcorn:

can't wait for more work...

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2014, 11:11:18 PM »
Thank you very much edcgear.

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2014, 11:31:50 PM »
A fine job with that #8 Jagger :tu:

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Re: Some custom Opinel
« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2014, 11:36:06 PM »
Thanks Terry.


 

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