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Thread: The old days, knives

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    The old days, knives

    I was wondering. Thinking back fifty years to when I was a trainee gamekeeper I had a knife. It lasted me well. It was not expensive, at 2-10/- a week it could not be. Two and a half inch concave blade. It did everything from making snare pegs to dissecting red deer. Easy to keep sharp. No locking blade. Still got the stab would scar on my leg from peg making incorrectly. Tried to find one on the net but nothing comes close. Do we now fixate on if it is not expensive it is not good enough?

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    I like shiny things and toys as much as the next man. I have quite a few knives and carry one every day around the estate. Even though I have a custom made knife by JLT knives and a couple of other expensive knives the one which had spent more time on my belt than any other lately has been the Deerhunter knife set that was bought from a member on this site.
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    There's hardly anything worth doing with a knife that can't be done with a Mora and at under 10 I don't think you can grumble.
    Excellent tools an take some beating.

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    I'd be lost without my Opinel, from peeling oranges to peeling deer its done the lot, think my first one was about 4, last one I bought was 7, billy bargain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigboot View Post
    I'd be lost without my Opinel, from peeling oranges to peeling deer its done the lot, think my first one was about 4, last one I bought was 7, billy bargain!
    2nd that, I've also ways got an opinel in the truck or in my pocket, they are brilliant, my very first knife was an opinel with a blade about 3cm long, god I managed to cut myself with that thing, but it still holds fond memories (and no, I'm into any weird sh*t before anyone says it) brilliant knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigboot View Post
    I'd be lost without my Opinel, from peeling oranges to peeling deer its done the lot, think my first one was about 4, last one I bought was 7, billy bargain!
    Quote Originally Posted by deerstalker.308 View Post
    2nd that, I've also ways got an opinel in the truck or in my pocket, they are brilliant, my very first knife was an opinel with a blade about 3cm long, god I managed to cut myself with that thing, but it still holds fond memories (and no, I'm into any weird sh*t before anyone says it) brilliant knives.


    Have to agree lads I to have carried an opinel No8.for many years which has been used for
    many tasks. Don't know how well the new Outdoor line will take off.
    I'm not so keen on part serrated but think they'll be hard to loose.....!

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    I remember Opinels when they were marketed by Malcberry!!
    had one in no.6, No.8, No.10, even No.12!!

    sliced the tip off my right middle finger at the first joint when I failed to put the locking collar on enough and in twisting it snapped shut neatly slicing through to the other side...

    ahhh memories!

    to me wielding a Mora makes me feel I should be in white wellies behind the counter in the fish shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    I remember Opinels when they were marketed by Malcberry!!
    had one in no.6, No.8, No.10, even No.12!!

    sliced the tip off my right middle finger at the first joint when I failed to put the locking collar on enough and in twisting it snapped shut neatly slicing through to the other side...

    ahhh memories!

    to me wielding a Mora makes me feel I should be in white wellies behind the counter in the fish shop

    I to have been there a long time ago those carbon blades are sharp !
    You in white wellies Bewsher, now that would be a sight........
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Buck View Post
    I to have been there a long time ago those carbon blades are sharp !
    You in white wellies Bewsher, now that would be a sight........
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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    I remember Opinels when they were marketed by Malcberry!!
    had one in no.6, No.8, No.10, even No.12!!

    sliced the tip off my right middle finger at the first joint when I failed to put the locking collar on enough and in twisting it snapped shut neatly slicing through to the other side...

    ahhh memories!

    to me wielding a Mora makes me feel I should be in white wellies behind the counter in the fish shop

    I too was taught a valuable and swift lesson in the respect of knives courtesy of an Opinel No3 I think it was.

    Early eighties - family holiday - me lusting after my first real knife - father ok with it - mother against the idea - father gets his way - new knife in hand - leave shop - get in MK1 escort - blood on the roof of the interior - Mother going nuts - lifetime reminder to be careful.....

    Still adding to the scars to this day..you'd think I'd have learned

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