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Kiko Pen Knife- Opinel Modification

Model Number 7. Lime Patina. Some funky file work and blade mod. Schmucktelli Co Kiko paracord bead.  

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Cute Number 4 Opinelmod

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.

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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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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 Holding Platform | 7 Mods on Deck

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

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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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Opinel Modifications with Thumb Studs

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.

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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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My Latest Opinel Modifications

Here are a few recent ones. These have a nice amount of tourquise inlay.

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Big Sexy Number 12 Opinel Modification

Not Sure where this one is going, but it’s a nice piece of wood to work

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Stingray Opinel Modification with Mustard Patina

Opinel No. 8 ebauche. Mustard drops patina.  Stingray skin handle accent. Thumb post added for one hand opening.

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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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Blade Mod on an Opinel No.12

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

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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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