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Opinel n° 8 Outdoor

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by martineden, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. martineden

    martineden

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    Jun 26, 2007
    Today I’ll try my new Opinel n° 8 Outdoor, here whit my SAK Ranger for comparison
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    Handling the knife
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    Let’s start the trials. First, a tent peg
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    Now, a guy runner
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    At this point I experienced some issues, in fact: the Rotoblock doesn’t work so well, because it’s angle of rotation is just few degrees
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    And the clip point of the knife is too obtuse to penetrate easily the wood. So, the knife tend to close if pushed up and down few times…
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    …and finally this is the result
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    Let’s continue
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    Final trial, a trigger
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    This knife disappointed me a bit. It’s really comfortable in hand due to the rounded handle, but the Rotoblock doesn’t work when stressed, it tend to open, and the clip point is too belly to use it as a reamer.
    More, the knife isn’t sharpen as I like out of the box, this can be fixed easily of course but is something to note. I tried the whistle too, nothing special, is easy to use but is fairly weak, if you ask me.

    Regards,
    Alfredo
     
  2. WILLIAM.M

    WILLIAM.M Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Thanks for taking the time to post this

    I will pass on that model
     
  3. J D Wijbenga

    J D Wijbenga Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 17, 1998
    Thanks for the review! I think I like the classic Opinels better.
     
  4. tholiver

    tholiver

    Feb 22, 2003
    The handle is an improvement but they should have stayed with the traditional blade pattern.
    Ever see the Robinson knives?
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