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Model Number 7. Lime Patina. Some funky file work and blade mod. Schmucktelli Co Kiko paracord bead.
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.
A number 10, 9, and 8 arrived. Love the walnut for hand carving. Using my Flexcut mini pelican for some woodcarving on the handles.
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.
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
Here are a few recent ones. These have a nice amount of tourquise inlay.
Not Sure where this one is going, but it’s a nice piece of wood to work
Opinel No. 8 ebauche. Mustard drops patina. Stingray skin handle accent. Thumb post added for one hand opening.
Last cuts on the carbon steel blade. The whole process took about a half hour. I stopped many time to sponge some cool water on the blade. This steel is pretty thick on a 12. On some of the smaller … Continue reading