6 in the mail. You'll have a very water resistant Opinel at that point. I'm looking for the perfect EDC- I do aspire to be a one-knife man- and although I've found that I like small two- or three-bladed jacks the most, my best knife right now seems to be a #8 Opinel. 6 with a carbon steel blade. In the eighties most German scouts used a fix blade 12 cm sailors model or Scandinavic knifes. Some use Opinel No8 Carbone, most Opinel No7 Carbone. Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by JoeKansas1, Apr 24, 2014. In the end, Opinel's are a good knife for urban/suburban use in temperate climates. And I figured instead of forcing a patina, I'd just use it as my bar knife (cutting lemons and limes, mostly), and let the fresh juice do the trick as I use it. Furthermore, if you use the safety ring, you’ll need to twist that as well. An Opinel, by way of comparison, is a far more “polite” knife. They're treated with an OK finish and the beech is tough. Here is a super quick test to see if your knife is due for a sharpening – all you need is a tomato! However, there is a trick to open it with one hand. This should fatten the pin enough to make it stiffen. Opening your Opinel pocket knife usually takes two hands. Afin de bien choisir nous vous conseillons de d’abord réfléchir à l’utilisation que vous voudrez en faire. Children will discover the joys of cooking with the Opinel Le Petit Chef box, a special box for little gourmets and apprentice chefs alike. I've always thought them a dynamite slicer and dicer, and I will aways have one around in the kitchen drawer, and maybe one in the tool kit in the truck. Opinel Folding Knives. Ideal for trimming wood, building a shelter, exploring nature, making toast or just going on an adventure. Un Opinel No. Carl. Opinel propose différents modèles, tailles et matériaux de couteaux. 5 and a No. I've got a friend who is born and raised in France, and he says that the petroleum jelly trick is used to water proof the Opinels. Designed in 1890 in Savoie, France, the Opinel stands unflinchingly in the face of modern faux-tactical fare. That's a farmers knife and no weapon, and it costs less than 10€. If you hold it by the pommel with the blade facing down and knock the front tip against a table or tree stump with a downward motion, it’ll fold open. They go from good to great with a bit of sandpaper, stain and top coat. You can lube up the pivot with vaseline to maintain. I have a 4,6,7 on the way. The knife is virtually unchanged from its genesis, remaining true to the original – and highly functional – design. Treat it about once a month, and it's good to go. In operation since 1998, BladeForums.com has led the industry since Day 1. Vous voulez l’utiliser principalement pour de petites tâches de coupe et l’ouverture d’enveloppes ? A lot of people do touch the handle though. Il est important de déterminer la longueur de lame souhaitée. If the blade feels too loose in the pivot after all that lube just put the pivot on an anvil or a flat piece of hard iron or steel and hit the other end of the pin with a hammer. I have a couple of questions before I start carrying them: Just got bit by the Opinel bug. I've decided to give my Victorinox Secretary a break and try an Opinel. Invented by Joseph Opinel in 1890 high in the French Alps, our iconic pocket knives have adorned the pockets and tool chests of some of … The blade slot in the handle is very snug, and the nail nick is small. But in the nineties they discovered the Opinel and now a days it's the standard knife of the German boy scouts. Here are some great sharpeners you can use… Universal Manual Knife Sharpener MINOSHARP Diamond Knife Sharpener CHEF’S CHOICE Diamond Knife Sharpening Stone CHEF’S CHOICE Electric Knife Sharpener #110 CHEF’S CHOICE https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28597626/tuning-opinels.txt, http://www.opinel-musee.com/uk/il4-knife_p34-smooth-functioning.aspx, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. First manufactured in the charming Savoie region of France in 1890, the Opinel knife rapidly grew in popularity due to its simplicity, elegance, and reliability. ). Smear it in, and fld up a paper towel and wipe out the excess. So I just recently got an Opinel No. This is why I have had a love/hate relationship with then since 1982. The Opinel No8 is hardly a new gadget, but when something is this good, why change it? Then I grease the joint with Vasoline. I received a No. Of course, I know to keep the blade clean and dry. The Opinel children's knife comprises a blade with a rounded end, offeringing greater safety for the young. HANDLE - You don't *need* to do anything to the handle in terms of the handle itself.