Here are a few of mine:
No. 6's: Bottom to top, Beech Carbone(with dropped point), Beech Inox, Oak, Walnut, Olive, Bubinga, Cherry?- this is an older model and I not sure what the wood is.
This is my favorite size and I still need a now discontinued Rosewood No. 6
Etching close-up on the Olive and Bubinga
No. 8 Cherry carbone with a dropped point, I did this from the unfinished handle kit:
My No.7 with mustard patina. This was my first Opinel.
I have quite a few more and will try to get more pics up soon.
Is the one on the left, the larger of the two, the Opinel Number 8 Stainless Steel in Olive Wood? I was considering getting that one.
Those are all sixes. I do have the olive No. 8, its a nice knife but I prefer a six for pocket carry.
I have a few. #12, 10, 7 and 5. I also have the Cold Steel Twistmaster version that phillipsted mentioned on page 2. The #5 I bought ages ago, my first Opinel. Only mods I have ever done was to add slots in the handle to get at the nail nicks better. The skinny one is a Slim #10 in Bubinga.
Bought a No. 09 Carbone on my way home today. It's my first Opinel...the blade isn't perfectly straight along the cutting edge, and the flat part of the cutting edge isn't quite perfect near the back, but I've just been spoiled by Spyderco fit and finish. For a $16 knife it's definitely more than adequate. Just ran it through the SharpMaker and it takes a very sharp edge with ease. I'll be interested to see how it keeps its edge, and I'll be trying a patina of some sort. I also might sand down the raised bit at the back of the handle to smooth it out because it'll be more comfortable like that. I'm new to modding knives, and this is an easy and inexpensive way to dive in.
I've said it before, but Opinel makes some of the best slicers out there. Nice thin blades. They just work.
;) at $18, who cares? ;)
Wasn't this on page 1948 of the new health care law no one read before it passed?
Best bang for the buck!!!
I've cut up some cardboard myself with it now and it really does hold an edge very well. Today I'll try inducing a patina on the blade, and it's bound to end up being my pickling knife, so the patina should be constantly evolving.
Was browsing on NGK and found this. I never saw it before but that doesn't mean much. Just thought I'd share it with any Opinel addicts.
10 piece set
Yeah, there have been several kit packs over the years. Some in boxes, some in roll ups etc. Nice instant collection.
I recently got my first Opinel its a stainless steel paring knife, very nice slicer.
Just ordered a #8 Carbon...:)
I have been trying to use / carry my #8 along with my other Spydies as a slipjoint type companion.
Great pics xcptnel. Now I'm hungry. :) I've uglied up my Opinel pretty good. I love the way it cuts though. I like it for eating also. The only one I have is the #6 and I have changed the handle a bunch. Sanded it removing the little hump on the top of the handle at the end of it. Also cut a notch to get tot he nail nick easier. Stained the handle with something I had in the house. Walnut??? Maybe.
The carbon steel takes a great edge too. :) Shorter blades are nice for intricate work as in whittling. Having a few Opinel's and then grinding the blades shorter as needed might be an option for a few low cost whittling knives. I've had the desire to start whittling but it never lasts. :(:)