Posted in No. 8, No. 9, No.10, opinel, Opinel Modification, woodcarving

Three Fresh Opinels Delivered

A number 10, 9, and 8 arrived.  Love the walnut for hand carving.

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Using my Flexcut mini pelican for some woodcarving on the handles.

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Posted in Old Hickory

Old Hickory Knife Modification getting very exciting.

On to step 2.  Got me a mosaic pin.  Learned a bit about the difference of hardened vs non-hardened steel.  Could NOT get the bit through the hardened side.  Went though the other side like butter.  Makes me feel good about the blade durability.

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Drill bit got stuck here for a while. I decided to go through this hole with a smaller brass pin.  I hope it looks good.

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Ready to glue

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Posted in No. 7, opinel, Opinel Modification, Patina, woodcarving

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 texture with the Dremel.

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Ebony wood stain and a coat of semi matt polyurethane.  Black paracord with a diamond knot.  One off Apocalyptic Dog tag copper bead.

Originally the tip wasn’t going to be so square.  I tried a few patina patterns.  The handle shrunk along the way.  I do use it everyday to open boxes. Instagram gave it some love.

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I eventually changed the lanyard bead to a smaller, more squared shape.    I also wanted to show the little curve in the back of the handle,  so I went with the single strand instead of the full loop through.

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Posted in No. 7, Opinel Modification

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 between a Wharncliffe and a Sheepfoot.  It feels safer if you leave it open on a desk.

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