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I finally broke down and got two Opinel folders a No.8 and the No.10 “wine and cheese” knife! I can see why you like them! Their quality has improved over the years, and their price quite reasonable!!!
Testing my on some defenseless Jarlsberg Swiss🇫🇷😋👍

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You are not the first one to fall victim to my influence!

My super power is influencing people to buy knives with attached corkscrews!

Opinels are one of my favorites and, in fact, Multitool.org was almost Opinel.org, a site dedicated to collectors and customized of these beautiful French knives!

Welcome to Opinel Club Bryan!

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Merci Beaucoup‼️🇫🇷😉👍
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Grant!! Perhaps the time has come to have an Opinel subsection here at MT.O😉👍
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


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Grant!! Perhaps the time has come to have an Opinel subsection here at MT.O😉👍

Who knows?  Anything can happen!

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Who knows?  Anything can happen!

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Oh Grat‼️my will is gone‼️‼️. I bought two more, Number 7 s‼️‼️ :whistle: :like:

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At the price they go for you can have one for every day of the week!

What are your thoughts on the carbon vs INOX models?

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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #10 on: October 14, 2023, 12:03:22 AM
I hadn’t tried an Opinel until this forum and now have a couple. 

I really like them.

The price is very reasonable for the quality and it is just such a simple design that works.

The Picnic+ Cutlery set is a nice addition too.


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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #11 on: October 14, 2023, 12:18:42 AM
At the price they go for you can have one for every day of the week!

What are your thoughts on the carbon vs INOX models?

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Though I have used either (stainless or carbon steel) hard enough to make a serious judgment. I must say in carbon steel’s defence, it that it has encountered things with a bit of moisture in them and it hasn’t pitted or rusted yet. It’s very forgiving for carbon steel.
FYI ! Though the No.7 is a smidge smaller than the No.8 and the 8 is pocket friendly. The tiny bit of difference on the 7 makes it WAY more friendly in the pocket😃👍
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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #12 on: October 14, 2023, 11:27:10 PM
Grant‼️to answer your question about Opinel’s carbone steel. I now have a bit of darkening in the carbon steel! No pitting/ rusting but a general darkening. What happened was that the No.8 was used to cut up some baked potatoes slathered in “Bowel & Baket( generic ShopRite brand) bbq sauce.
You can see the change in the bellow picture

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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #13 on: October 15, 2023, 03:15:56 AM
That's just character.   :D

I find those carbon steel blades take and hold the best edges, and cut like laser beams.

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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #14 on: October 15, 2023, 03:23:48 AM
No argument there 😉👍 but it does stain and patina with use, regardless of how much you clean sharpen and oil it 🤔👍
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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #15 on: October 16, 2023, 05:45:15 PM
This is true, but I have always been more interested in how well a blade functions (ie cutting) than I was in how they look.  I like the patina that these types of tools develop.

I have been sucked in by a nice looking knife, just as much as the next guy, but I have a lot of respect for a tool that does it's job and has the marks to prove it.  Patina is something those funky looking gas station knives will never have!

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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #16 on: October 16, 2023, 05:46:35 PM
Have you guys seen the #6 in bubinga?

 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #17 on: October 16, 2023, 05:47:41 PM
Not yet, but I am almost scared to!!

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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #18 on: October 16, 2023, 05:49:53 PM
Mine came with a black cloth carry bag. It's even more polished than any other SS model I got. Just :dd:
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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #19 on: October 16, 2023, 05:55:58 PM
I just wish Opinel had their coloramas in carbon steel🤔👍
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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #20 on: October 19, 2023, 03:25:47 AM
I wish Opinel made their smaller knives with the same locking system.  I really want a No. 4 with the locking ring! 

at this point I would be happy with a cheap company making a knock-off version. 


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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #21 on: October 19, 2023, 03:40:47 PM
I don't think they were any smaller, ,but Cold Steel did rip off the design with their Twist Master series, but I think they are long since discontinued now.

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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #22 on: October 20, 2023, 07:16:14 PM
I just got my red Colorama No8, and a Carbone No7
There’s no escape for me now‼️‼️😱😱

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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #23 on: October 21, 2023, 11:17:43 PM
Much easier collection for the wallet, that's for sure!

And they cut sooooo much nicer than anything else!

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Reply #24 on: October 25, 2023, 10:55:54 PM
Much easier collection for the wallet, that's for sure!

And they cut sooooo much nicer than anything else!

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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #25 on: October 26, 2023, 12:37:38 PM
If you think the knives are cool, wait till you read their history!

https://www.opinel.com/en/the-brand/opinel-story

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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #26 on: October 28, 2023, 01:50:23 PM
Grant!! Perhaps the time has come to have an Opinel subsection here at MT.O😉👍


If you are into Opies then check out these two threads   :tu:

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,30307.msg509907.html#msg509907

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,71427.msg1452631.html#msg1452631


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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #27 on: October 29, 2023, 08:07:44 PM
Had to cut a damaged awning off the top of my camper this morning. I had already sent all my tools back down (and I didn't want to go back to get them or have the wife throw them up), so I reached in to see what was in my pocket.

No. 6: 1
Vinyl Awning: 0

Vive la Opi!

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Re: GRANT LAMONTAGE‼️ You’re a bad influence on me‼️‼️
Reply #28 on: October 30, 2023, 08:33:19 AM
Nice one!

I imagine that made short work of a vinyl awning!

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Reply #29 on: October 31, 2023, 11:34:36 PM
 The hedonistic things I’ve done with my No.8  :like:

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