French regional knives...

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H Haegar I was only having a laugh about France, not in seriousness ;)
i know this is not knife related, but it has a strong connexion to French culture, regional and urban. Snapped this beauty in a street near me a couple of years back: simple, functional and an iconic car, real genius :cool: As was your VW Beetle :thumbsup:
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How did you know that my fist car in 5he 70‘s was a VW Beetle in orange color?;)

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Âchillepattada

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I did not know that our friend Charlie like the Opinel knives,

With this n°8 I've tried to imagine what would look like an old and used Opinel :

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The only original part is the handle , the san maï blade and the iron bolster ring has been forged by my friend Davide Steri.

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Corto_Malt

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I did not know that our friend Charlie like the Opinel knives,

With this n°8 I've tried to imagine what would look like an old and used Opinel :

50315363258_1d99b51016_c.jpg


The only original part is the handle , the san maï blade and the iron bolster ring has been forged by my friend Davide Steri.

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Nice work by Davide. The blade and the ferrule are superb as well as the treatment of the handle.
A beautiful knife :)
 

waynorth

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QUOTE="Âchillepattada"!! I did not know that our friend Charlie like the Opinel knives,

With this n°8 I've tried to imagine what would look like an old and used Opinel :

50315363258_1d99b51016_c.jpg


The only original part is the handle , the san maï blade and the iron bolster ring has been forged by my friend Davide Steri.
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What an interesting piece of work!! (Reminds me of the "Ancient Barlows") Old is new again!!
 

Jolipapa

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What a Treasure, JP!!:thumbsup:
The rings (nicely done!) may have provided extra grip when cutting meat!
Oh yes it certainly helped a lot, seeing how they are smoothened (and the blade shortened about 1 cm!)! It was also the tradition for soldiers doing their military service to count the remaining time on a wood skittle (la quille) before back to civilian life. The n° 12 Opi was long enough for that! :)
 

Modoc ED

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I did not know that our friend Charlie like the Opinel knives,

With this n°8 I've tried to imagine what would look like an old and used Opinel :

50315363258_1d99b51016_c.jpg


The only original part is the handle , the san maï blade and the iron bolster ring has been forged by my friend Davide Steri.

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I really like that knife. If someone told me it was from a farmer's pocket or laborer's toolbox from the early to mid-1800s, I wouldn't question it. Very nice.
 
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