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Best place to buy Opinels in the UK?

wales Offline GearedForwards

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Best place to buy Opinels in the UK?
on: April 05, 2022, 05:42:29 AM
I've never had an Opinel before, they're cheap enough to get at any point and all that, but the bug is setting in again. Checking Amazon their prices seemed a bit steep, and Heinnie* was even cheaper with a better selection!

Is Heinnie going to be the best shout for an Opinel in the UK*?

*I have access to a coupon code for Heinnie to reduce the price a smidge, that wasn't factored into the comparison though.

*Factoring shipping costs into the mix, of course

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Re: Best place to buy Opinels in the UK?
Reply #1 on: April 05, 2022, 05:46:29 AM
I would highly recommend buying an opinel in person. Some blades are warped more than others.


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Re: Best place to buy Opinels in the UK?
Reply #2 on: April 05, 2022, 05:48:31 AM
Should mention I've only got carbon ones, stainless might not have that issue.


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Re: Best place to buy Opinels in the UK?
Reply #3 on: April 05, 2022, 05:51:04 AM
I would highly recommend buying an opinel in person. Some blades are warped more than others.
I wish I had that luxury. The nearest brick-and-mortar store that carries Opinels is almost 300 miles from me. Luckily, the (stainless) blade on my No. 6 is nice and free of any warping.
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Re: Best place to buy Opinels in the UK?
Reply #4 on: April 05, 2022, 05:58:30 AM
I would highly recommend buying an opinel in person. Some blades are warped more than others.

A good tip and I'd love to, but buying knives in person here isn't the easiest with the 'knife crime' fear thing.

Plus for personal preference I prefer doing as much shopping online as possible at the moment due to covid, but very much appreciated advice!
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Re: Best place to buy Opinels in the UK?
Reply #5 on: April 05, 2022, 05:58:53 AM
I wish I had that luxury. The nearest brick-and-mortar store that carries Opinels is almost 300 miles from me. Luckily, the (stainless) blade on my No. 6 is nice and free of any warping.

You. This is all your fault with your variety of nice coloured ones  :twak:
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Re: Best place to buy Opinels in the UK?
Reply #6 on: April 05, 2022, 08:12:13 AM
Since you want to buy online I see no reason to buy from just "UK" based online shops.

It is not like amazon.uk's profits stay in the UK.

There is a thread with various European shops that may help.

Also amazon has several EU/worldwide sites and some may be cheaper, though there will possibly be import taxes  etc.
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Re: Best place to buy Opinels in the UK?
Reply #7 on: April 05, 2022, 08:42:42 AM
Heinnie look pretty good on price, being at the lower end of the average £10-11 range that most UKish places are charging.
Camping shops often have better discounts in the actual shop, especially franchises like Go Outdoors. They often come in 'sealed' boxes though, so I don't know if this blade warping is an issue. My No8 was perfectly straight.


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Re: Best place to buy Opinels in the UK?
Reply #8 on: April 05, 2022, 09:15:39 AM

I must have over 20 Opinels, mostly SS, including a few of the plastic bodied models and none have any issues with the blade. Maybe it is a NZ related issue :) .

I like to try them before buying, at a shop, as some of the wooden bodied models can be a bit sticky and some can be too loose.

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Re: Best place to buy Opinels in the UK?
Reply #9 on: April 05, 2022, 04:20:05 PM
Since you want to buy online I see no reason to buy from just "UK" based online shops.

It is not like amazon.uk's profits stay in the UK.

There is a thread with various European shops that may help.

Also amazon has several EU/worldwide sites and some may be cheaper, though there will possibly be import taxes  etc.

I said UK to show where they would need to deliver to, not that I require the store to be a UK company. I'll take a look at that thread, thanks
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Re: Best place to buy Opinels in the UK?
Reply #10 on: April 06, 2022, 01:39:50 AM
You. This is all your fault with your variety of nice coloured ones  :twak:
:oops:

And Heinnie does not seem to have the nice colored ones on offer. I hope you're able to find some for yourself...but if not, let me know, and I'll do my best to help out.
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