C Challinor: Now why in gods name would you want to 'pimp' your Opinel? Its a clasic
design, I get the lanyard hole.....but the rest WTF ? Not necessary
SuperGPAG: i agree with you that opinels are very special things but why not and
something of your own to them. It's nice to put some individualism into
your knives and make them unique, but even saying this i do not agree with
major modifications or any blade mods. I find many people wanting to make
the blades drop points but opinel sells them as drop point so @n1ck3o7 why
change the blade?
n1ck3o7: @643jaybee thanks!!!
zombiegoatrabbit: im really intrigued by this suggestion, have you actually done this?
guywiseman: Hello Nick, great vid. I recommend fitting an extra brass ferrule (from
copper piping) below the existing SS for extra strength during torque
action. Great knots.
MrFlaujac: made in france!
Anderw Marcell: I have taken a No6 fitted a thumb stud and made the handle notched for the
stud and a bit thinner. I learned in France to open up the slot near the
hinge a bit. Also heavy oil finish to fight swelling and binding of the
blade. These are excellent knives and have seen over a century of reliable
service. Also look at the big hook bill garden knife, it can be flicked
open with a bit of work and it is a tool not a weapon. All the best.
n1ck3o7: @CChallinor i can see why you wouldn't, but i have a few now, and i do
still keep one clean one, however the other one i modified now fits my hand
a lot better, especially for more delicate carving work, plus i prefer not
to have the hooked up tip on the opinel. but anyway, its just personal
n1ck3o7: @jemremyc i left the blade still attached to the handle, but folded out and
i wrapped a load of card and duck tape around it to save my fingers! mine
didn't ever build and gunk in the hinge, but if it did, its not hard to
scrape away as its such a simple design! and they aren't all that expensive
either so if it breaks then you can just buy new one
Jeremy Conrad: How did you to about painting and varnishing the handle? Did you leave the
blade in, or did you remove it? I imagine you'd have some problems with
gunk building up in the pivot if you had left the blade in...
Cert: Building stuff is always in my family gene. My dad is a new york auto technician and taught me everything I need to know about cars. Now I sell car parts online to suppliment my income. So it does help when there's good guidance.