Category Archives: Opinel Modification
Model Number 7. Lime Patina. Some funky file work and blade mod. Schmucktelli Co Kiko paracord bead.
Very impressed with the quality of this product for the price: Amazon Let’s see how it holds up.
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
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.
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
In 2014 I knocked off 11 finished Opinel Modifications
A number 10, 9, and 8 arrived. Love the walnut for hand carving. Using my Flexcut mini pelican for some woodcarving on the handles.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Here is a number 9 and a 1o Mid Mod.
I really love the smooth feel of the olive wood handles.
A few favorites from last year. The bottom one has changed quite a bit. I’ll post a recent photo next
I love the rich tones of the walnut handles. The dense wood makes detailing easier.
Here are a few recent ones. These have a nice amount of tourquise inlay.