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Opinel No.6 review

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by BJE, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. BJE


    Apr 12, 2006
    I know these knives have already proven themselves, but I think they get put on the backburner by all the new stuff so they don't get talked about much.

    Here is the knife on the review block (only in carbon steel)
    I am very impressed by the quality of this knife. I would say the F+F is on par with alot of good knives in the $50-100 range. The No.8 I had was just as good so I guess that says something about there QC. It didn't come very sharp, but being made of good carbon steel, it took a scary edge in no time. I like the overall size and feel of the knife, I can get a decent four finger grip on it, and they packed alot of blade into the handle. Though I think I would like the size of the No.7 a little better.

    The best part about this knife is how well is cuts. Compared to most of todays thick blades and obtuse edges, it is amazing. It just makes you look for something to cut.

    They are easy to customize by carving, burning, or refinshing the handle any way you like. The Carbon steel they use takes a great patina very quickly, much faster than my Case knives in CV. They are VERY INEXPENSIVE at around $8 online and I found mine at a local knife shop for $11.99, at that price you can't afford not to ty one:D

    BTW:these knives are very light weight, and someone told me they float although I have yet to test that.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.
  2. Dantor


    Dec 14, 2006
    Congrats Brian! I will be getting one. How about some Opinel porn! pictures are a thousand words right! ;)
  3. proguide


    Mar 26, 2004
    You have to love those Opis!
  4. Jos


    Oct 23, 2006

    Opinel customized by dutch knife maker Gert van den Elsen
  5. miro44


    Oct 28, 2007
    They really are good knives..I bought my first Opinel, a No 8 in Carbon steel about a week ago, and the quality is really impressive, especially for the price.
  6. user24


    Nov 10, 2006
  7. Steven Andrews

    Steven Andrews

    Apr 7, 2002
    They're great for the money and cut like lasers!

    I modded by No.8:

  8. Liam Ryan

    Liam Ryan

    Sep 26, 2005
    I put a drop point on my #8 as well, and it did indeed take a very nice patina.
    Use caution, however, I used a dremel and softened the last 1/2 inch at the tip, go slow and dip it in water if putting a drop point on it.
  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    The smaller Opinels often get ignored which is a shame.
    They also come in a variety of woods, Oak,Walnut, Bubinga etc
    Small but mighty. Every knife enthusiast should have at least one Opinel.
  10. Dantor


    Dec 14, 2006
    nice stuff guys! I luv the drop point idea! ;)

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