Anyone like opinel,

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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by jmh58 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:28 pm

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Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:12 pm
And at the end, an incredibly stylish Opinel No 8 Ellipse. Photo not able to show all the charm of this knife (or am I a bad photographer :roll: ).
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I have a few more Opinel knives. Someday I will photograph them and show :) .
Good pic of a KOOL knife!! Well done Vit.. ::tu:: ::nod:: ::tu::
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by Lansky1 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:09 am

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Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:05 am
I only own 1 Opinel and i hate it. There is nothing i like about this set of knives.
That may surprise some people, but that is the way it is.
What's more is that this is the only style of knife that does nothing for me.
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Tony,

I have to say I'm in agreement. I have had a few over the years - just don't like the shape of the blade with no drop and such a massive belly swoop leading to the point. I really like slim knives, so the big round frame doesn't work for me --- BUT --- I fully appreciate the super thin blade that is a bonafide slicer & the pure simplicity of the design and the unique rotating lock. I know "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies as they sell boatloads of them, but I just wish they would modernize it by offering some more conventional blade designs.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by jerryd6818 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:16 am

Schradenut wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:05 am
I only own 1 Opinel and i hate it. There is nothing i like about this set of knives.
That may surprise some people, but that is the way it is.
What's more is that this is the only style of knife that does nothing for me.
Tony.
Don't hold back Tony. Let us know how you really feel. :lol:
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Tony,

I have to say I'm in agreement. I have had a few over the years - just don't like the shape of the blade with no drop and such a massive belly swoop leading to the point. I really like slim knives, so the big round frame doesn't work for me --- BUT --- I fully appreciate the super thin blade that is a bonafide slicer & the pure simplicity of the design and the unique rotating lock. I know "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies as they sell boatloads of them, but I just wish they would modernize it by offering some more conventional blade designs.
I too am not a fan of the "fat" blades but this one isn't too bad.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by Replicant » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:23 pm

Glad to see an appreciation for Opinel on this forum. Nothing unusual about mine. I bought it in 1983 at the "Le Bon Marché" in Paris when I was a young teenager. Its been around the world (literally) and still cuts, sharpens and functions perfectly.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by 1967redrider » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:01 am

I just doubled my Opinel collection, added a No. 09 DIY. I like the bit driver tools for working on knives and firearms. Surprised at how much bigger it is than a No. 08. But that does give more leverage using the bit driver.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by edge213 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:41 am

1967redrider wrote:
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I just doubled my Opinel collection, added a No. 09 DIY. I like the bit driver tools for working on knives and firearms. Surprised at how much bigger it is than a No. 08. But that does give more leverage using the bit driver.
Kinda cool. Never have seen one.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by CamouflageYVR » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:42 pm

Opinel is not a great looking knife so anyone looking for a visual appeal, won't find this attractive. I own a No. 8 which is the most popular size of Opinel as per my opinion.

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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by 1967redrider » Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:29 am

Recently added to the Opinel family.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by edge213 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:54 am

1967redrider wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:29 am
Recently added to the Opinel family.

I like the colorful Opinels.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by 1967redrider » Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:15 am

edge213 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:54 am
1967redrider wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:29 am
Recently added to the Opinel family.

I like the colorful Opinels.

Thanks, David. ::handshake::
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by dlr110 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:04 am

I only have a couple of them. Every time I find one I think I'm going to buy I see something else.
Maybe I will concentrate on them one day and buy a few or I just might come across some good
buys at a flea market.
This is the 130th Anniversary Opinel No. 8 that I ordered about a month ago.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by 1967redrider » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:08 am

dlr110 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:04 am
I only have a couple of them. Every time I find one I think I'm going to buy I see something else.
Maybe I will concentrate on them one day and buy a few or I just might come across some good
buys at a flea market.
This is the 130th Anniversary Opinel No. 8 that I ordered about a month ago.
130th-Anniversary-Edition-Opinel-No-8-FB.jpg

That's cool! 8)
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by jmh58 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:55 am

dlr110 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:04 am
I only have a couple of them. Every time I find one I think I'm going to buy I see something else.
Maybe I will concentrate on them one day and buy a few or I just might come across some good
buys at a flea market.
This is the 130th Anniversary Opinel No. 8 that I ordered about a month ago.
130th-Anniversary-Edition-Opinel-No-8-FB.jpg
Sorry I missed this post but that is a KOOL knife David!!! ::tu:: 8) ::tu::
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by dlr110 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:24 pm

Thank you John and I finally got a display box and completed the set from No 2 to No 12.
No 11 is not a part of this set.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by jmh58 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:37 pm

dlr110 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:24 pm
Thank you John and I finally got a display box and completed the set from No 2 to No 12.
No 11 is not a part of this set.
Well done Sir!!! ::tu:: ::nod:: ::tu::
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