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#199597 - 07/12/22 06:45 AM Re: Opinel knives [Re: Gert]
Captain Chris Stanaback Offline
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We need to talk, you & I. Contact info is below.
Thanks, Capt. Chris
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#199622 - 07/12/22 09:43 PM Re: Opinel knives [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
JerryG Offline
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Those are very cool Opinels!! I'm with Capt, I "need" one!
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#199630 - 07/13/22 02:30 AM Re: Opinel knives [Re: JerryG]
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Gert, those are really nice!
Well done once again.
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#199687 - 07/16/22 08:17 AM Re: Opinel knives [Re: Shoot870p]
Gert Offline
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Just finished these two. Eye candy, I hope.

Both Opinel 9's, both with ATS34/12C27 stainless damascus, one with a Karelian Birch burl handle, the other with a Brazilian rosewood handle. Both with fine silver pinning.
Blued locking rings on both.






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#199706 - 07/17/22 03:00 AM Re: Opinel knives [Re: Gert]
Gert Offline
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Sorry, I don't want to hijack Walker's Opinel thread, so I'll post a new Opinel Custom thread in this section. Mods, feel free to move my posts there.

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#199711 - 07/17/22 09:17 AM Re: Opinel knives [Re: Gert]
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No hijack at all! Please continue as this is interesting for sure. At least to me.
Again. Very nice work.
Walker

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#199712 - 07/17/22 09:18 AM Re: Opinel knives [Re: Shoot870p]
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Are the rings her just the factory ones or do you craft these and blue them?
Walker

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#199761 - 07/19/22 03:06 AM Re: Opinel knives [Re: Shoot870p]
Gert Offline
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Thanks Walker! The rings are the factory rings. I heat blue the outer one for a more subdued look.

I really would like to make the outer ring from thin damascus sheet, but that is in the future. Not easy to make, but I guess if you have the right machine you can turn them out in millions, like Opinel does.

Here in Europe it is something of a cult to modify Opinels. Opinel even sells a knife with the rings in place, but with a square beech block as a handle, so people can cut their own handles.

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#199768 - 07/19/22 11:15 AM Re: Opinel knives [Re: Gert]
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Thatís a neat idea.
Walker

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#199770 - 07/19/22 03:03 PM Re: Opinel knives [Re: Shoot870p]
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They are beautiful,so much so I'd be afraid to use them. The carve your own handle sounds like a good winter project.
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