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fr Offline Frenchephaistos

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Reply #2790 on: March 29, 2024, 04:58:23 PM
Not trying to be an enabler but as I saw many of you from the US, I just wanted to put this out there for you Stateside :
 
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Does anyone have one of those ? If you live in Alaska, Montana or Kansas, it would seem like a must…  :D


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Reply #2791 on: March 29, 2024, 05:56:13 PM
Not an enabler, 🙄 :facepalm:

Yes, those are nice!

I believe Sos24 has the Teddy Bear model.

Maine also has its share of Moose!

Bison are raised across the Midwest and plains. Great meat ,alternative to beef.   Much leaner.

Bear are present in many states, Pennsylvania, Has some largest varieties of black bear.

I going to look for Tour de France scripted handles for 24 season.

Besides, you would not be a valued member here at MTo if you did not share your finds with fellow members😉🌹
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Reply #2792 on: April 06, 2024, 03:27:20 PM
The 2023 Edition Nature series. Of each of these only 9,000 were made.
The one in the middle has blackened collar and blade.

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Reply #2793 on: April 06, 2024, 03:28:46 PM
Nice boxes too

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Reply #2794 on: April 06, 2024, 06:39:54 PM
 :like: my goodness those are beautiful Ron. Thanks for sharing.


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Reply #2795 on: April 21, 2024, 04:28:57 AM
Catching up with this thread.  Beautiful knives all!
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Reply #2796 on: May 03, 2024, 03:24:24 AM
I have a few of the folders, because I embrace simplicity, but I don’t carry them much.  However, when I’m putting around the garden and need to do some precise pruning , or work through a tangle of vines or whatnot, I have found that the paring knife and the vegetable knife are actually easier to use than the folding garden stuff.  By the way, how many do you need to get the badge?  I need to start making an effort in that area.
That’s gonna leave a mark.


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Reply #2797 on: May 03, 2024, 01:23:17 PM
Doc, just post a picture of your Opinel each day for thirty consecutive days.  Start a thread and post your pictures there.  If you need a hand pm me and I can help you.  After the thirty days, you apply for the badge.  We can cross that bridge when we get there.
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Reply #2798 on: May 03, 2024, 01:51:06 PM
Thank you very much for the expeditious response, Sir.
That’s gonna leave a mark.


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Reply #2799 on: May 03, 2024, 02:39:39 PM
 :cheers: Anytime Doc!
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Reply #2800 on: May 04, 2024, 11:27:12 PM
Used my carbon No12 to slice up some scrapple for dinner  :like:

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Reply #2801 on: May 05, 2024, 12:27:38 AM
Yummy, with the best rolls on the shelf in the background!
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Reply #2802 on: May 08, 2024, 12:26:15 AM
 
Yummy, with the best rolls on the shelf in the background!
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Reply #2803 on: May 17, 2024, 02:23:12 AM
There are some fantastic knives on just the last page of this thread! :tu:

This No. 4 will be a user.

 
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We'll give it 24 hours...

 
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Reply #2804 on: May 17, 2024, 03:32:34 AM
I'm looking forward to this Dan!   :popcorn:
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Reply #2805 on: May 17, 2024, 03:40:32 AM
20 hours, 20 minutes to go!
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Reply #2806 on: May 17, 2024, 03:44:58 AM
 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
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Reply #2807 on: May 17, 2024, 03:45:19 AM
  It has been a while since I saw the 'put a knife in a potato' treatment to make it turn color.  I remember an old man who said it would sharpen better afterward.  I wouldn't swear to that.  Best wishes.  G
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Reply #2808 on: May 17, 2024, 04:47:48 AM
Yummy, with the best rolls on the shelf in the background!
Though not in the picture, I even had some sliced Swiss 🧀 to go with it! :like:
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Reply #2809 on: May 17, 2024, 04:49:57 AM
I don't need an opinel.... I don't need an opinel.... I don't need an opinel....   :facepalm:
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Reply #2810 on: May 17, 2024, 04:52:21 AM
I don't need an opinel.... I don't need an opinel.... I don't need an opinel....   :facepalm:

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Reply #2811 on: May 17, 2024, 01:35:38 PM
 :rofl:
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Reply #2812 on: May 17, 2024, 02:58:28 PM
The No.4s cost me all if $13 each. Just sayin.' :D
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Reply #2813 on: May 17, 2024, 09:45:09 PM
Used my carbon No12 to slice up some scrapple for dinner  :like:
The No. 12 is big enough for the Giants of June/Big Blades Challenge.
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Reply #2814 on: May 18, 2024, 02:26:20 AM
And now, the moment at least one of y'awl has been waiting for...

 
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Sure, the blade is now darkened. But there was a lot of crud that had to be scrubbed off. And I should have foreseen one side effect: it now smells like a smurfing potato. :facepalm: Hopefully that'll fade away. :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
And I've noticed the blade is rather stiff. Since these are my first carbon Opinels, I have to ask: is it normal for them to have stiff blades? I'll have to find an effective way to get some oil on the blade and pin.
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Reply #2815 on: May 18, 2024, 02:28:30 AM
 :like: Nice patina there :like:
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Reply #2816 on: May 18, 2024, 02:30:12 AM
Thanks! :hatsoff: If the smell fades and I can make the blade open a little easier, it'll be worth it.
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Reply #2817 on: May 18, 2024, 02:50:31 AM
Thanks! :hatsoff: If the smell fades and I can make the blade open a little easier, it'll be worth it.
If you want a really good patina, a wedge of Jarlsberg Swiss 🧀 will do nicely

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Reply #2818 on: May 18, 2024, 03:39:28 AM
The stiff blade is normal Dan.  I put a drop of olive oil at the pivot and open and close the blade a few times.  I've not done the potato trick, but have used walnut husks and black tea.  Maybe a both in black tea (blade only!) might take care of the essence de pommes  :D.  Either way, it'll go away in a short while. 
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Reply #2819 on: May 18, 2024, 03:43:01 AM
Thanks! :hatsoff: If the smell fades and I can make the blade open a little easier, it'll be worth it.

I started this patina with a cool pattern from some tangerines (pic in the challenge thread), and in that case the smell does fade.
For opening, it can depend alot on moisture levels. I have dripped wax into the joint and worked it, which makes the action pretty smooth as well as hopefully limiting moisture intrusion.  Some people put them in the oven on a low temp to get any moisture out.
 
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