Opinel No 9 .

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There's not much in the way of decent knives to be bought up here in Townsville , but I found Tent World has a good range of Opinel , SAK and even a Becker BK7 . Anyway I bought the No 9 today and not disappointed with the knife . the knife struggled to cut paper out the box , but only took a couple of minutes on 2000 grit and stropping to have it shaving sharp . There are probably a few gents and lasses here who have Opinels and I know that I will enjoy mine . Cheers.

P.S. My first Opinel .

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There's not much in the way of decent knives to be bought up here in Townsville , but I found Tent World has a good range of Opinel , SAK and even a Becker BK7 . Anyway I bought the No 9 today and not disappointed with the knife . the knife struggled to cut paper out the box , but only took a couple of minutes on 2000 grit and stropping to have it shaving sharp . There are probably a few gents and lasses here who have Opinels and I know that I will enjoy mine . Cheers.

P.S. My first Opinel .
Well done mate, good choice in my opinion. Look after it & it will look after you. Best clasp knives I ever owned.
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Must be the day for it, I too picked up my first Opinel today from Tent World down in Tweed!
I went the No8 in Stainless, like the classic look and feel forsure and will be giving it a run for EDC. Due to get some boiled linseed oil to run over all my wooden handles so will try it on the Opinel too.
 

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Must be the day for it, I too picked up my first Opinel today from Tent World down in Tweed!
I went the No8 in Stainless, like the classic look and feel forsure and will be giving it a run for EDC. Due to get some boiled linseed oil to run over all my wooden handles so will try it on the Opinel too.
How's that for coincidence . I was all set to get the No 8 but I held the No 9 in hand and it felt right . Hope you enjoy .
 

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I ended up buying one of these today , its a number 10. Didn't see a no.9 there only a no.8 which I liked and when I felt how light it was thought it could possibly even float ,

decided to get the no.10 in carbon steel because weight isn't an issue and I can fit my whole hand on the handle. Only 25$ unreal value looks and feels quality.
I thought they looked like somebody stuck a blade on a piece of broom handle first , it actually feels really good in the hand.

Gees the blade is stiff going in and out though. Hope that changes over time.
Put a little oil in there nothing yet.
 

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Nice job on the opinel barra650.
They're great knives, thin stock and full flat grind. I like both the stainless and carbon steels they use.
 

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+1 on the Opinel
No 6 and 12.

They do loosen with time, the 12 is very stiff still, but I don’t use it that often
I'm suspecting running the knife under the tap had swelled the wooden handle which presses against the hinge end of the blade now.
Feels a bit easier to move again today.
 

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I'm suspecting running the knife under the tap had swelled the wooden handle which presses against the hinge end of the blade now.
Feels a bit easier to move again today.

Seems there are lots of new Opinels.
A really useful tip to open a stiff Opinel is the Coup du Savoyard; I think we'd translate that as "The Bushman's tap" !

 
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