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OPINELS
on: August 16, 2011, 03:45:14 PM
Well thanks to Al (50ft-trad) and GojKan i now have a big opinel addiction, started with the #8 from Al via GojKan from serbia  :tu: and has just gone from one opinel to now 7  :o these have to be one of the best bang for the buck knives out there, untill i got one i wasnt sure but now im addicted, there great for doing small jobs in the kitchen and bigger jobs in the garden, great slicing knives due to there thin V grind blade, they are easy to sharpen , and bonus for me as not my best skill  :D and they hold a edge pretty well, what more can i say but thanks guys for the introduction to a great little frenchy  ;)

there handy in the kitchen lol







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Re: OPINELS
Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 07:24:46 PM
I am very interested in buying one. I think it would be perfect to throw in my tackle box for fishing and one in my hunting backpack.
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Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 07:46:45 PM
I have been using ALL my willpower to resist the 2 Opinels Neil has had for sale at EDCSource  :ahhh :ahhh. I am not sure how much longer I can hold out  :ahhh :ahhh :D :D.

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Re: OPINELS
Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 07:49:01 PM

@Zed,
Nice collection Mate  :salute:

@Captain,
Opinals are great but try to store them somewhere dry when you have finished with them as the handles can swell a bit and make them hard to open
 
Mine stays indoors when I've finished with it now   :tu:

@Mat,
I can't believe you don't have one yet  :ahhh
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Re: OPINELS
Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 07:51:30 PM
I have been a bit naughty  ::) ::) ::)
Otherwise I would of jumped at Neil's 2  :( :( :(

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Re: OPINELS
Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 07:53:59 PM
i thought neil sold the ones he had for sale  :think:  what # are they  :D


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Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011, 07:58:35 PM
i thought neil sold the ones he had for sale  :think:  what # are they  :D

You have too many  :twak:  >:D

Want me to send you some sand paper yet?  :D  :D  :D
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Reply #7 on: August 16, 2011, 08:14:05 PM
i thought neil sold the ones he had for sale  :think:  what # are they  :D

You have too many  :twak:  >:D

Want me to send you some sand paper yet?  :D  :D  :D

not yet mate  ;)  i do need #4-#9-#10#12 amd #13  :D oh and all the other opinels, pruner etc etc  ;)


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Reply #8 on: August 16, 2011, 08:19:37 PM
And the one with the mushroom brush on the end  :pok:
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Re: OPINELS
Reply #9 on: August 16, 2011, 10:17:06 PM
Looking good mate  :tu: you do take some good pics BTW
I've only got a couple of No 6's right now but Opinels are simply fantastic - light, simple, effective and cheap


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Re: OPINELS
Reply #10 on: August 16, 2011, 10:27:17 PM
I like Opinels but I'm always perturbed at how they come about.  Some of you may already know this but they're actually harvested from the bones of French giants  :-\

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.


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Re: OPINELS
Reply #11 on: August 16, 2011, 10:28:59 PM
Never had one of these.

Do have the tacticool Cold Steel Twistmaster tho.
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Re: OPINELS
Reply #12 on: August 17, 2011, 12:39:26 AM
I like Opinels but I'm always perturbed at how they come about.  Some of you may already know this but they're actually harvested from the bones of French giants  :-\

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Re: OPINELS
Reply #13 on: August 17, 2011, 12:51:41 AM
I like Opinels but I'm always perturbed at how they come about.  Some of you may already know this but they're actually harvested from the bones of French giants  :-\

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Reply #14 on: August 17, 2011, 07:22:43 AM
Amici,
Ditto's on the collection. As a WW2 reenactor, I have found that an Opinel is the perfect addition to any European based impressions personal kit for a good, solid, and working period folding knife.

From it's weight, ability to retian and keep a good edge, to it's simplicity of design plus it's ingenious locking system. It's also a superior tool that definitely was ahead of it's time, especially when it comes to the KISS philosophy.

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Reply #15 on: August 17, 2011, 07:40:09 AM
Opinels are great knives!

Easy modded, easy maintained, great users!

To avoid wood swelling you can take it apart (which is not so hard) and dip it in some natural oil/turpentine mixture...
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Re: OPINELS
Reply #16 on: August 17, 2011, 10:59:53 AM
Never had one of these.

Do have the tacticool Cold Steel Twistmaster tho.

Pictures please Ben  :drool:  :drool:
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Reply #17 on: August 17, 2011, 01:29:20 PM
that hand pic is freaky  :ahhh  :D i  just got in from the town as needed another backpack  :D i walked in and the SS#8 was on the floor  :mail:   :ahhh   :ahhh pics soon  :tu:


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Re: OPINELS
Reply #18 on: August 17, 2011, 02:36:20 PM
I have a 8 and 9 Carbon steel, the 8 is scratched up, so I'm going to buy a number 8 SS as a back up while I'm still in Europe!


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Re: OPINELS
Reply #19 on: August 17, 2011, 03:12:22 PM
How does that locking mechanism work?  ??? The collar twists up?


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Reply #20 on: August 17, 2011, 03:16:05 PM
How does that locking mechanism work?  ??? The collar twists up?

It doesn't twist toward the blade, but it does rotate to where the lip of the collar prevents the tang from vertical movement, thereby locking the blade in place.  Newer Opinels have a cutout on the handle-side, too, to allow locking the blade closed, too.  This, of course, only applies to the Opinels that have the locking collar.


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Re: OPINELS
Reply #21 on: August 17, 2011, 04:51:21 PM
Oh God I have to wait t'ill friday, how will I survive!

I'm such an addict!


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Reply #22 on: August 17, 2011, 05:11:30 PM
Oh God I have to wait t'ill friday, how will I survive!

I'm such an addict!

the lock is a fantasticly solid lock that is very basic in idea but works so well, no pics yet but the SS #8 is so pretty, im not sure on what wood the handle on mines is as thought it was beech like the others but its much lighter in colour  :think:


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Reply #23 on: August 17, 2011, 05:20:20 PM
ok a quick pic taken indoors while the wife was upstairs  :D according to HH it is a beech handles so i guess they do them lighter in colour on the SS version  :think: its very nice, ill take a nicer pic on thursday plus get some action out of it  :D

with #8 carbon above


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Re: OPINELS
Reply #24 on: August 17, 2011, 05:27:11 PM
I love opinels but hate the wood handles. Anyone have any links to where I can get the ones with plastic or other non-shrinking handles?  :tu:
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Re: OPINELS
Reply #25 on: August 17, 2011, 05:35:27 PM
Are you sure you aren't thinking about the Peasant Knife, GG?  I don't think Opinel (the company itself) has non-wood handle Opinel knives? :think:


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Reply #26 on: August 17, 2011, 05:38:55 PM
Are you sure you aren't thinking about the Peasant Knife, GG?  I don't think Opinel (the company itself) has non-wood handle Opinel knives? :think:

yeah i think other than horned custom versions there is no plastic models, you might be thinking of svord peasant knives   :think:


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Reply #27 on: August 17, 2011, 05:49:06 PM
Nope...  ;)  I know they make a plastic one, just have to find it.   :think:
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Reply #28 on: August 17, 2011, 05:53:23 PM
Nope...  ;)  I know they make a plastic one, just have to find it.   :think:

please post a link GG when you find it because ive done a study on them over the last few weeks and checked lots of info on the net and not seen any plastic models yet  :tu:


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Re: OPINELS
Reply #29 on: August 17, 2011, 05:56:46 PM
http://www.opiknife.com/products.asp?cat=Opinel+Color+Handles

I knew I had seen some somewhere....

I need to get a stainless stell one, the Carbon steel ones I have are not really suitable, in my opinion, for cutting food.
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