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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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Forced Patina on a Mora Knife

New carbon steel Mora Blade.  I gave it a 3 hour white vinegar soak.

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Old Hickory Modification Part 3

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

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Old Hickory Modification Part 2

Worked the handle down to the pins. I decided to cut a Kephart profile. I’m going to patina the blade next and do some more handle shaping.

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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 … Continue reading

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Old Hickory Knife Modification

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

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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 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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Forced Patina on a Higonokami Knife

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.

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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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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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Number 6 Olivewood Opinel

Perfect for a little horseradish smeared rib-eye.

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“The Gardener” Opinel Modification

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The Reaper | Opinel Modification with a Bad-Ass Attitude.

 

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The Wizard – Opinel Modification with a Citrine Crystal

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Two No.12 Opinel Mods. “Cain and Abel”

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“Opi-Fighter” Mod- Custom 1 Hand opening Opinel

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Opinel No. 12 Custom Wood Handle

Started my first No.12 mod.  Also just got this Mora carving knife.  Love it. Nice clean chips flying out of this handle.  The 12 is a nice piece of wood to dig into.

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The “Wizard” | OpinelMod

Coiling some copper wire around the citrine crystal.  I was going to wrap the bottom of the crystal in a thin leather strip.  I decided against it because I like the cold temperature of the stone and it conducts well … Continue reading

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