Anyone like opinel,

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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by zed6309 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:42 pm

I like that Jerry ::tu:: kind of hemi orange :wink:
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by 9ball » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:47 pm

I gave the orange ones out at Christmas to our "Back-Row Baptist club" one year.......State color! Now there are two rows ::tu::
I always carry a carbon Number 7 when we go out to eat. Been wanting to get the biggest one, can not recall the number. It would be just to lose or look at. I save my money now for things I can use or resell, no sense to burden The Boss ....... too much ::sneaky::

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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by zed6309 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:50 pm

Think it's the #12 as the #13 is that huge one opinel do,biggest I went was #10 but like you my favourite is the #7 carbon ::tu::
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by deltaboy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:33 am

Love them I have #2,6,7,8,10 and a #8 filet knife and a garden knife!
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by ErikB » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:26 pm

I am a big fan of French pocket knives and Opinel in particular.

I have carried a Bubinga #8 for about 10 years until I wore down the blade from sharpening it, then a single Olive #8 for the next 10-15 years, I forgot when I got it, exactly. It's in my pocket right now.

I also really like the Effile/Slimline ones, too, specifically #8. #10 is a bit too big, I think, but it cuts food brilliantly.

I usually use it for cutting food and spreading stuff. Sometimes for utility work like opening boxes, prying things open, using the tip to pick something out or off (sometimes on circuit boards - the wooden handle is an insulator).

It is also THE OFFICIAL treat cutter for the kids. If there is a treat, like a pastry, then it is this knife that must be used to divide it. The kids won't accept anything else. It must be Dad's Official Pocket Knife (this Opinel). ::tu::

You need to get the Inox (inoxydable = stainless) to use on food. The carbon tastes awful unless you stick it in a grapefruit overnight. That does some kind of fancy chemistry/science stuff that I don't understand and turns the carbon blade black. It won't make your apples taste like rust anymore, though.

I have several other French knives including Thiers, Laguiole knives of different sizes, and some Case knives. The Opinel cuts better than any of them, including the expensive ones, and dripping juice from fruit does not soak the Opinel or my hand because of its wide, round front. At first, I thought that was just lazy engineering but after comparing I understand why it is round like that.

Of all the gadgets in life I cannot believe that someone designed something so simple, so perfect, and so inexpensive. I'm amazed. I would love to create something - anything - like that at least once in my life!

In the photo, you can see some tiny round indentations. Those are from hammering a pin into some tiny model wheels on a Daddy-Daughter-Dream-Date. My little girl and I built a solar powered car at a cafe together. Each of those represents one kiss I gave her for figuring out something clever. The best one was when she figured out there was an issue with the gearbox, debugged it, and fixed it. Later, when Gramma asked her what a gearbox is she exclaimed, "oh, Gramma, everyone knows what a gearbox is!" She was 7 at the time. I'm so proud of her.

I recently restored it somewhat. It was almost walnutwood brown from age and use. I gave it a light sanding and it became olivewood color again. I used tung oil lacquer on it. That darkened it again. I'll use something else next time. I miss the olivewood smell.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by Quick Steel » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:45 am

ErikB, Welcome aboard. Opinels are admired by many of the members including myself.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by ErikB » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:42 pm

Thanks, Quicksteel.

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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by bhuber » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:41 am

I like them and have several! That’s a No. 13 at the top. I’ve added a few more since this group was taken.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by Quick Steel » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:03 am

in case it was missed earlier, this is the new black blade Opinel. The lock on this one can be used in the closed as well as the open position.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by Vit_213 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:48 am

Tradition Luxe
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by 1967redrider » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:23 am

I just have this No. 8. I think it's the Trekker, ingenious locking design. ::tu::
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by Schradenut » 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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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by Vit_213 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:22 am

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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by dlr110 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:56 pm

I only have one. I have just never gotten around to doing more reading about them and deciding which ones I would like to have.
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Re: Anyone like opinel,

Post by Vit_213 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:00 pm

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