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Opinel wayyyy too loose 7222

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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2014, 12:53:23 PM »
I have used mine enought now that I can open it by flicking it. OHO Opinel.

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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2014, 02:00:47 PM »
Faults aside they are fantastic knives :)

I do wish they'd do smaller outdoor knives though as I was quite happy with my one, but wish it was PE and either a no 6 or 7 rather than an 8 so I could edc it :)

The vibrolock is I think the perfect lock in the UK as its easy to make it appear a normal slippie, or just pop the collar of and make it a genuine slippie :)

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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2014, 04:36:16 PM »
Faults aside they are fantastic knives :)

I do wish they'd do smaller outdoor knives though as I was quite happy with my one, but wish it was PE and either a no 6 or 7 rather than an 8 so I could edc it :)

The vibrolock is I think the perfect lock in the UK as its easy to make it appear a normal slippie, or just pop the collar of and make it a genuine slippie :)

Sent from the astropathic choir.

Virobloc, actually. It's not supposed to vibrate...

 :D :D
Bloody autocorrect! ::)

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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2014, 06:47:14 PM »
I have a love hate relationship with it, if I'm knackered and no longer capable of spelling its a thing of genius! The rest of the time however...

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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2014, 07:11:30 PM »
I have a love hate relationship with it, if I'm knackered and no longer capable of spelling its a thing of genius! The rest of the time however...

Me too. I own No. 7.

But for the money they're one of the best EDC bits to carry around and use.

I really don't have any complaints, I knew what I was getting and content with what I ended up with.

Great little knives, and that look and excitement you get from the onlookers when they see you using yours at the beach family picnic - priceless ;)

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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2014, 09:55:23 PM »
I have a love hate relationship with it, if I'm knackered and no longer capable of spelling its a thing of genius! The rest of the time however...

Me too. I own No. 7.

But for the money they're one of the best EDC bits to carry around and use.

I really don't have any complaints, I knew what I was getting and content with what I ended up with.

Great little knives, and that look and excitement you get from the onlookers when they see you using yours at the beach family picnic - priceless ;)

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Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2014, 10:06:59 PM »
Personally, I love my no.8 best but my no.6 is great for super light weight pocket carry. Esp with shorts in the summer!


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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2014, 01:25:19 AM »
Opinels do cut great. Opinels are also so light weight they carry great, even in dress pants or summer weight shorts. Opinels are easy sharpen to a hair popping razor edge.

But none of those are the Opinle's greatest quality. The greatest thing about Opinels is, they are so economical to buy, that it's painless to give them away when you run into a non knife person who needs to cut something, and you hand them the Opinel, and when they are impressed how easy it was to cut with, you tell them to just keep it. But give you a coin for it.

Opinel can be a gateway drug for non knife people to get used to carrying a knife. I don't know how many I've given away over the years.

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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2014, 03:12:05 AM »
Opinels do cut great. Opinels are also so light weight they carry great, even in dress pants or summer weight shorts. Opinels are easy sharpen to a hair popping razor edge.

But none of those are the Opinle's greatest quality. The greatest thing about Opinels is, they are so economical to buy, that it's painless to give them away when you run into a non knife person who needs to cut something, and you hand them the Opinel, and when they are impressed how easy it was to cut with, you tell them to just keep it. But give you a coin for it.

Opinel can be a gateway drug for non knife people to get used to carrying a knife. I don't know how many I've given away over the years.

Do you collect coins? Or is it just the sentiment?

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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2014, 03:34:02 AM »
The coin is for luck.  It is bad luck for someone to receive a knife without buying it.  The coin, even a nickel brings good luck.
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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2014, 03:43:00 AM »
The coin is for luck.  It is bad luck for someone to receive a knife without buying it.  The coin, even a nickel brings good luck.

That's really cool, I didn't know that. Thank you

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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2014, 04:40:36 AM »
Your Welcome H617

I too have given away several opinels to non knife owners(trade for a coin of course)

I bought a dozen in the bulk cardboard packs of carbone 6,7,8.  I now own only one of those(7)..  I sandded down the handle some and used linseed oil on the wood with the first soaking mixed with mineral spirits.

A good tip I learned with these French wonders is to get the knife warm/hot on the dashboard of a car in a New Mexico summer, then rub vaseline all in the pivot area.  It melts immediately and you can put a bunch, essentially preventing the pivot from swelling when wet, or drying out.
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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2014, 06:51:32 AM »
I'm trying to get mine to do this (or very close to this).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5dkr_pCWMA
Thanks for the vid, never know there's a quick way to open it.



Your Welcome H617

I too have given away several opinels to non knife owners(trade for a coin of course)

I bought a dozen in the bulk cardboard packs of carbone 6,7,8.  I now own only one of those(7)..  I sandded down the handle some and used linseed oil on the wood with the first soaking mixed with mineral spirits.

A good tip I learned with these French wonders is to get the knife warm/hot on the dashboard of a car in a New Mexico summer, then rub vaseline all in the pivot area.  It melts immediately and you can put a bunch, essentially preventing the pivot from swelling when wet, or drying out.

That too is a great tip for maintenance, gonna give that a try someday.  :tu:

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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2014, 12:18:04 PM »
The coin is for luck.  It is bad luck for someone to receive a knife without buying it.  The coin, even a nickel brings good luck.

That's really cool, I didn't know that. Thank you

We have the same habit here in Portugal. You should give the person that gave you a knife a coin so that the knife doesn't "cut" your friendship. It's kinda simbolic, like exchanging gifts.

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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2014, 06:01:28 PM »
The coin is for luck.  It is bad luck for someone to receive a knife without buying it.  The coin, even a nickel brings good luck.

That's really cool, I didn't know that. Thank you

We have the same habit here in Portugal. You should give the person that gave you a knife a coin so that the knife doesn't "cut" your friendship. It's kinda simbolic, like exchanging gifts.


Yep, similar tradition here. Gifting a knife cuts the friendship so it must be bought (often the smallest silver coin in their possession)



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Re: Opinel wayyyy too loose
« Reply #45 on: December 19, 2014, 06:59:28 PM »
I just realised I owe lots of coins to folks around here...

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