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Offline Bearhunter

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Opinel USA offical website...
« on: May 13, 2013, 01:23:00 PM »
I had no idea that they had so many cool items...

http://www.opinel-usa.com/categories.asp

What do you fellows think?
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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 01:25:20 PM »
Oh yeah.  Check out the saw. I've got a coupla opies and like them.  Easy to sharpen and cuts the cheese really well.  :)
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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 01:34:14 PM »
I've had a couple Opinels over the years. Didn't really do it for me so I sold them. I really like that saw but for the price and the small size I just can't do it. Not even really sure what I'd do with it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 01:45:32 PM »
I've had a couple Opinels over the years. Didn't really do it for me so I sold them. I really like that saw but for the price and the small size I just can't do it. Not even really sure what I'd do with it.

Oh now, you've seen Let'sRock use the saw on his SAK lotsa times.  I'm sure you could use the opie for more than that.  :)
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Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 01:52:04 PM »
I thinking a No 6,7 or 8 with one of their nice sheaths would be a nice little addition for camping or just general 'woods bumming' 8)
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 05:58:14 PM »
Nice.  That garden kit looks like it would work real well for bushcraft.  I also must admit that the olive wood ones look pretty good to me as well. 

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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 06:16:28 PM »
I carry a carbon-bladed, razor-sharp #8 in the plier pocket of my bibs every single day.   I hardly know it's there, but I'm glad it is!   They haven't been making them as long as have without a good reason. :thumbsup:
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Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 06:59:37 PM »
Nice fellows :)

I'm thinking that I might save up some "frog skins" and get myself one along with a sheath 8)

I'm leaning more towards the #7 or #8 :shrug:
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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013, 07:12:17 PM »
I've got a #6 that kind of functions as a "dress knife" for me. I like it. Takes on a good edge.

I've been kind of eyeing this spear point #8 that's in the garden section.

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Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2013, 10:27:06 PM »
All right fellows, I think I've decided on these...







What do ya think?

I really like the olive wood, but you can't get it with carbon steel :(

It's a #8
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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2013, 07:21:08 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 12:06:44 PM »
Nice choices, I'm diggin' the blue.

http://www.opinel-usa.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Opinel-No-8-blue-with-lace

Nice 8)

I like the colored ones too, but I was thinking a more traditional wood color would be nice to start out with :)
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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 02:29:29 PM »
I have always thought the handles looked a bit odd.  But for the price and the good words everyone has given these, I might try one.
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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013, 07:47:19 PM »
That handles are great to mod .

Not much of a mod but you get the idea.
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013, 07:49:04 PM »
I've bought a number of their "slim" versions with the INOX blades, for myself and friends, to use as folding fillet knives.  I don't usually fillet with them, but they work quite well for cleaning fish.  I also have some of those spearpoint ones with INOX blades that I keep in my camp cook kit - they make good folding paring knives.  I have a friend who has a #8 slim and loves it for field dressing deer.

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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013, 07:55:14 PM »
That handles are great to mod . Let me see if I can find a pic.

I'd be interested in seeing it.
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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2013, 08:06:05 PM »
Found another pic.

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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2013, 08:08:17 PM »
Cool thanks for the pics :)
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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2013, 07:56:36 AM »
they have their "my first opinel" section. i plan to get one for my 6 year old daughter when i get home. give it to her on our camping trip.

(i may manage to get myself one too... ;) )
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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2013, 09:36:05 AM »
Nice website BH, I never see anything except the plain folders so it was interesting to see what else they offer.  I like the sheaths and kitchen knives too.

Thanks for posting.
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Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2013, 01:10:35 AM »
Nice website BH, I never see anything except the plain folders so it was interesting to see what else they offer.  I like the sheaths and kitchen knives too.

Thanks for posting.

Your welcome Stan :)
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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2013, 07:50:50 PM »
I like inexpensive knives...  Why don't I own one of these?   ???

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« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2013, 07:58:25 PM »
I like inexpensive knives...  Why don't I own one of these?   ???
Inexpensive knives, that would make a good thread.
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Re: Opinel USA offical website...
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2013, 02:38:41 AM »
The #12 is the best knife in the world for cutting vegetables! One of these days I'm gonna get one of those in stainless too....

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