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Reply #120 on: September 25, 2011, 08:53:28 PM
I should not complain then; they should have cost nearly 140 Euros here, the way cost in dollars becomes cost in Euros with most things.

For that money Zed you can buy a whole set of engraved wooden ones.
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Reply #121 on: September 25, 2011, 09:00:01 PM
I should not complain then; they should have cost nearly 140 Euros here, the way cost in dollars becomes cost in Euros with most things.

For that money Zed you can buy a whole set of engraved wooden ones.

that sounds a better deal mate and really like those engraved ones, not seen any for sale over here though  :-\


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Re: OPINELS Brochure
Reply #122 on: October 31, 2011, 05:11:33 PM
I got this brochure a few weeks back, from the Opinel dealer, and I have not seen this on their site.
Thus, since I enjoyed it, I thought it would be nice to put it here (after getting the necessary permit from the local authorities) so others can have a look.
I did not want to make and post too many pictures and slow down the actual thread, so I apologise for the fact that it will be hard to read the writing; just enjoy the pictures.
I assume this brochure is available at all their dealers.

I could put up better picture in the future if necessary (one picture per page instead of ne per two pages).












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Reply #123 on: October 31, 2011, 07:06:58 PM
Thanks for sharing :tu: I think there's something quite timeless and appealing about these Opinel's :)
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Re: OPINELS
Reply #124 on: November 01, 2011, 12:09:43 AM
I like the look of those table knives.  Thanks for sharing :tu:
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Reply #125 on: November 04, 2011, 07:19:29 PM
Thanks for sharing that dks i need one of those calalogs  :tu:  my #4 has a major patina on it now as carried every day, ive started to put a little oil on the blade to help. great little knife  :tu:


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Reply #126 on: November 04, 2011, 07:50:42 PM

Good to hear people like these cataloques  :salute:
You must have been busy using your knives lately Zed, I have not seen you post anything about knives lately. If you want I can email you larger pictures of the cataloque (5Mb) to print/look at; just send me PM with an email address.
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Reply #127 on: November 04, 2011, 07:55:42 PM

Good to hear people like these cataloques  :salute:
You must have been busy using your knives lately Zed, I have not seen you post anything about knives lately. If you want I can email you larger pictures of the cataloque (5Mb) to print/look at; just send me PM with an email address.
My opinels are still untouched and pure...

cheers mate pm imbound  :salute: ive sadly been off the net for over 2 weeks, usual money issues , back on now  :tu:


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Re: OPINELS
Reply #128 on: November 07, 2011, 06:55:58 PM
All this talk got me interested again so I went and got a couple of new Opinels.

The first one is a fancy, for me, No'8 with a polished SS blade and rosewood handle, which I doubt I will ever use.
It came in a nice presentation box with a small velevet bag in it.



The second was a Slim No'12 with a brushed SS blade and the standard Beech handle.
This one I really want to actually use. The blade is very flexible, like a fillet knife but feels robust enough. I resisted the temptation to get it with a polished blade and fancier handle (and about 30% more money), so that I will not feel sorry for it.
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Re: OPINELS
Reply #129 on: November 07, 2011, 07:10:24 PM
All this talk got me interested again so I went and got a couple of new Opinels.

The first one is a fancy, for me, No'8 with a polished SS blade and rosewood handle, which I doubt I will ever use.
It came in a nice presentation box with a small velevet bag in it.
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The second was a Slim No'12 with a brushed SS blade and the standard Beech handle.
This one I really want to actually use. The blade is very flexible, like a fillet knife but feels robust enough. I resisted the temptation to get it with a polished blade and fancier handle (and about 30% more money), so that I will not feel sorry for it.
Together...
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very nice dks   :drool: i seem to have stopped with these at the moment, ive been stuck withthe #4 in my pocket daily and the ss#8 in my kitchen draw for food prep, the others are all in a wooden box, i will pick more up after christmas i think, these are great little knives, but do need care on the carbon blades,


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Reply #130 on: November 07, 2011, 09:22:38 PM

Yep, very nice  :drool:
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Re: OPINELS
Reply #131 on: November 07, 2011, 09:36:10 PM
All the stuff I get ends up appearing very nice to me and too good to use....  :twak:
That is why I usually end up cutting things with a Swiss Army knife Chinese clone that I got free with some Energizer batteries ten years ago....  :rofl:
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Reply #132 on: November 07, 2011, 10:50:15 PM
I'm just the same, that's why I mostly carry my (second hand repaired and rescaled by me) beater Spartan and quite often use my cheap torches instead of my nicer ones
And why my Opie has not left the house since I tidied it up a bit  ::)


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Reply #133 on: November 14, 2011, 05:22:12 PM
I'm just the same, that's why I mostly carry my (second hand repaired and rescaled by me) beater Spartan and quite often use my cheap torches instead of my nicer ones
And why my Opie has not left the house since I tidied it up a bit  ::)


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I know what you mean tony as i prefer users and old stuff for EDC,

nice patina on my #4  :tu: this is carried every day ,



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Reply #134 on: November 22, 2011, 12:15:05 AM
I etched the blade on my No.8 then threw it in the tumbler for 20 mins or so then sharpened it back up. Here is the results.



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Reply #135 on: November 22, 2011, 12:24:08 AM
That looks very nice. :tu: 
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Re: OPINELS
Reply #136 on: November 22, 2011, 01:18:37 AM
just read all 10 pages...now i want one or two :gimme:
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Re: OPINELS
Reply #137 on: November 22, 2011, 07:43:32 AM
Opinel's will be my stocking stuffers for this year.  They make wonderful gifts.


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OPINELS
Reply #138 on: November 22, 2011, 08:35:43 AM
Interesting


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Reply #139 on: November 22, 2011, 11:51:59 AM
I etched the blade on my No.8 then threw it in the tumbler for 20 mins or so then sharpened it back up. Here is the results.

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Prime,

Nice  :tu:

I guess you removed the blade to work on it  :-\

How easy is it to remove the blade?

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Reply #140 on: November 22, 2011, 06:51:10 PM
It's not too difficult. You pry the locking ring off just enough to it get past the pivot pin and it will slide off. Then tap out the pin and the blade slides out.
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Re: OPINELS
Reply #141 on: November 22, 2011, 06:55:57 PM

Thanks  :salute:
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Reply #142 on: November 22, 2011, 07:14:33 PM
That looks sweet prime  :drool:  8)


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Reply #143 on: December 24, 2011, 12:21:49 PM
So my order from Amazon UK (placed December the 3rd) has not fully arrived yet   :rant: so I had to get a few items quickly to give as stocking fillers/presents tomorrow...

2 opinel 2s and a 6. The No 6 locks.





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Reply #144 on: December 24, 2011, 12:52:58 PM
those No2's look TINY!  Very cute though. :D
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Reply #145 on: December 24, 2011, 01:23:13 PM
those No2's look TINY!  Very cute though. :D

There are some bigger ones (possibly size 4 or 5) too in similar colours with a keyring but for the money they cost you might as well get a No8, a proper knife.
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Reply #146 on: December 24, 2011, 01:47:31 PM
those No2's look TINY!  Very cute though. :D

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Reply #147 on: December 24, 2011, 06:29:45 PM
very nice mate, i keep my #2 in my pack as a extra blade option, i need one of those keyring ones now  :ahhh  :D 


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Reply #148 on: December 24, 2011, 06:40:57 PM
very nice mate, i keep my #2 in my pack as a extra blade option, i need one of those keyring ones now  :ahhh  :D
The interesting thing was that their price was the same with or without the keyring. I will say farewell to them soon.. .
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Reply #149 on: December 24, 2011, 06:59:00 PM
very nice mate, i keep my #2 in my pack as a extra blade option, i need one of those keyring ones now  :ahhh  :D
The interesting thing was that their price was the same with or without the keyring. I will say farewell to them soon.. .
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Why farewell mate  :-\


 

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