Category Archives: Opinel Modification

Kiko Pen Knife- Opinel Modification

Model Number 7. Lime Patina. Some funky file work and blade mod. Schmucktelli Co Kiko paracord bead.  

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Hammer Anvil RFID Wallet

Very impressed with the quality of this product for the price: Amazon Let’s see how it holds up.

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Air Plant Obsession

So in my typical way of obsessing over new creative interests, I have been really getting into airplants.  Photographing them is a blast, and I can see a book coming out in the future.  Opinelmod.com may  have a number of … Continue reading

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Cute Number 4 Opinelmod

First time working on a tiny Number 4 Opinel.  I made the tip blunt to be used a an emergency little flat head driver.   I will probably patina the copper chain.

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Copper Pencil Cup

Continuing my obsession with copper craft.  I made this pencil cup for my son on his 12th birthday.  Hand hammered, soldered, forced patina.  Exotic wood bottom. I then sanded it to show the raw copper and  sealed the patina with … Continue reading

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My first binge on Opinel Mods

In 2014 I knocked off 11 finished Opinel Modifications

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Three Fresh Opinels Delivered

A number 10, 9, and 8 arrived.  Love the walnut for hand carving.   Using my Flexcut mini pelican for some woodcarving on the handles.

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Stag Antler Knife Mod

Here is something a little different for me. I have had these parts for many years. The blade was bought ground and polished. It is quite sharp. The knife came out beautiful. More of a decorative piece than something I … Continue reading

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Snap Ring Pliers for Opinel Modifications

If you are getting serious about Opinel modding, then a pair of Snap Ring Pliers for under $10 is a great investment. The pair I have came with an assortment of tips, however, I only use the bent tip. Sure, you … Continue reading

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The Boxer | Opinel Modification No.7

The Boxer:  A No.7 Carbone.  It went through quite a transformation.  The hammered texture came as I tried to save a bad metallic silver paint job.  I carved the paint off with a Flexcut Mini Pelican knife.  Then I refined the … Continue reading

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Opinel Modification Holding Platform | 7 Mods on Deck

So I usually don’t have more than 5-7 OpinelMods going at once. Some just seem to hang around a little longer until I fully commit to something. From left to right ( I am going to give them all names). … Continue reading

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Opinel Modification on a No. 7

This little No. 7 is a useful pocket knife.  It has a nice big hole in the back that you can attach all kinds of cool lanyards to.  It is a great little box cutter.  The blade shape is somewhere … Continue reading

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Opinel Modifications with Thumb Studs

I get a lot of questions regarding the thumb studs on some of my mods: I order them from USAKnifemaker, along with some of the shields I use.

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“Opi-Defender” is born : Opinel Modification

The back of the “Opi-Fighter” broke off.  Good to know that now.  All I did was drop it on some concrete.  Re-worked it into the “Opi-Defender.” I like this tip better.  It’s like a little kubaton.

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Intro to Opinel knife Modification: Part 1

Opinel knives are currently offered in eleven numbered sizes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, and 13. The No. 1 Opinel was discontinued in 1932. More History The main sizes that I modify are 9, 10, and 12. … Continue reading

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Fresh Mods on the Block

Here is a number 9 and a 1o  Mid Mod.

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Olive Wood Ebauche Opinel Modification

I really love the smooth feel of the olive wood handles.

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Opinel Knives in Mid-Modification

A few favorites from last year.  The bottom one has changed quite a bit.  I’ll post a recent photo next

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Adam and Eve | A pair of walnut Opinel Ebauche Mods

I love the rich tones of the walnut handles. The dense wood makes detailing easier.

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My Latest Opinel Modifications

Here are a few recent ones. These have a nice amount of tourquise inlay.

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