The traditional handle material for the No. Logged "Mr. Carl Elsener and his Victorinox brand of knives is the undisputed king of knives in the world today." Please vote in each of the ten categories... Another classic ESEE fixed blade is getting a variant made from powder metallurgy steel. Barbourman04 Loaded Pockets. How about the spyderco resilience ? It can be turned to lock the Opinel in either the open or the closed positions. on August 13, 2013, 02:37:20 PM, Quote from: kkokkolis on August 12, 2013, 05:48:54 PM, Quote from: comis on August 14, 2013, 09:01:00 AM, Quote from: Etherealicer on August 14, 2013, 01:26:46 PM. I'm not sure how they would go with a real dunking but there are ways of carrying a knife so it doesn't get wet - otterbox, sealed bag, camping trip in summer nowhere near water, etc. #16 Case Trapper 41/404 The name “Tony Bose” is one of... After some releases that play in the mid- to high-end production arena, Bestech is back with the Arctic, a brand new budget knife design. After 5-10 openings it's loose again. even though i dont want to do hard tasks, i dont feel happy with a non locking blade. Opinel vs Victorinox ИМХО #2 - Тест на дереве - Duration: 10:01. Apr 11, 2014 #2 Either will do. 10:01. 25 out of 404 respondents said the Opinel No. The Opinel No. 8 should never be discontinued. 8 remains the de facto pocket knife of the French people. There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand! Banned. 8 has become so popular with outdoorsmen and survivalists in recent years. The Opinel Kitchen Knives equip the Alain Ducasse Culinary School in Paris. Opinel knives are quite nice, but Victorinox SAKs are so much more! #17 Cold Steel Voyager 30/404 8 found its way into the hands of prominent people including Pablo Picasso, who used the knife for sculpting. For every cutting task, they are at the ready. Invented by Joseph Opinel’s son Marcel, the Virobloc is a rotating collar around the pivot of the knife. Victorinox stainless steel is very stainless and also very easy to sharpen. Join knife companies and subscribe to the KnifeNews email. 8 is by far the most popular model, available with either XC90 carbon or 12C27N stainless steel. The number on an Opinel knife denotes the blade’s approximate size in centimeters. The biggest change to the Opinel design during its long existence was the addition of the Virobloc lock in 1955. We report the latest news on new and popular knives, production knife companies, custom makers, innovations, and cover topics that are of interest to the knife carrying community. I do quite like the Opis for occasional use, but I pick my moment. #19 Opinel No. Brought to you by #12 CRKT M16 57/404 The only Opinels I have is a saw (virolock type) and a couple of No 6's. #03 Benchmade Griptilian 81/404 Jul 9, 1999. Victorinox is a knife manufacturer based in Switzerland, and while perhaps best known for the iconic Swiss Army Knives, they make top-notch kitchen tools, as well. #07 Chris Reeve Knives Large Sebenza 21 75/404 Invented by Joseph Opinel’s son Marcel, the Virobloc is a rotating collar around the pivot of the knife. Pro-Tech recently put out the first new batch of the Harkins ATAC dual action autos in years. Thread starter warrenss2; Start date Apr 11, 2014; warrenss2 Scout. Last edited: Apr 11, 2014. Perhaps this is why the Opinel No. #08 Spyderco Endura 4 70/404 Please help. 8, Chris Reeve Knives Large Sebenza 21 75/404. Top 25 Pocket Knives that are Indispensable: #18 Zero Tolerance 0350, Sal Glesser Shares a Piece of Spyderco History on the Forum, Bestech Brings the Arctic Out in Time for Winter. P. Punty Banned Member. com if you are looking for custom SAK work. Top. Respondents were asked to name as many or as few pocket knife models as they wanted, and no brands or blades were off-limits. 404 respondents named a total of 268 models and the average respondent named 4.1 pocket knives. Opinel worked on a folding knife design in his spare time and by 1897, the standard Opinel knife line including the Opinel No. ", I know Opinel has different choices of wood for the handle, is one particular kind of wood more stable than the others. Here's what you should know about the highly rated Victorinox Fibrox Pro 8-Inch Chef's Knife. Presented by: Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpeners Hello and welcome: the Readers’ Choice Awards poll is open – check it out below! Joined Feb 6, 2014 Messages 102 Likes 5. Company founder Joseph Opinel came from a line of blacksmiths, and in the late nineteenth century his family owned a small workshop in Gevoudaz, France. It's like you're losing money by not buying one. I also favor the SAK over the Opinel, but I really prefer a lock on all my knives, so I favor the Victorinox Hercules and the Huntsman models, both of which have decent locks for the main blade (better than the Opi lock, but not a Buck 110). I don't think the issue here is a failure on behalf of the Opinel ..... just that it's not the wisest choice for kayaking, I love Opinels (Al's fault not kirkys ) but i agree with Al as there not the best knife when wet, my #8 sized up when it got wet on a camping trip,it wasnt the handle though it was rust on the blade, You could always change the wood to something that is stabilized or that has been sealed.