Category Archives: Patina
Model Number 7. Lime Patina. Some funky file work and blade mod. Schmucktelli Co Kiko paracord bead.
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
I have been working with copper more and more. Sometimes I need to take a break from the Opinels and try something different. I started heating and hammering and drilling beads and little pry bars. I call these Apocalyptic Dog … Continue reading
New carbon steel Mora Blade. I gave it a 3 hour white vinegar soak.
This one is nearly finished. The mosaic pins look great. It has inspired me to try to make my own mosaic pins. I’m sure I’ll have a blog post on that. I haven’t quite gotten it razor sharp on my … Continue reading
I love my Opinels, but I was feeling a bit guilty ignoring any USA made blades.Old Hickory Knives by Ontario Knife Company are a great way to start knife modding.They are inexpensive- buy a 2 pack on Amazon for under … 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 was my first try at this. I added nice patina to this brass Higonokami knife. Trying to figure out what to do with the lanyard hole. I really like the blue green that came out in the ammonia chamber.
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 No. 8 ebauche. Mustard drops patina. Stingray skin handle accent. Thumb post added for one hand opening.
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