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    Opinel No 8

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    Picked this up on my travels. Not seen them in the UK.

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    Very nice and my preferred knife for just about everything !
    There are no perfect men in this world ..... Only perfect intentions

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    Great knifes good old fashioned carbon steel one of the easiest knifes to keep sharp.
    But beware the turnaround swivel that locks the blade after time i have had them turn completely round when this happens they can become very dangers.
    They also can come open in your pocket.

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    great knives,i've had one for as long as i can remember.
    used for just about everything.
    they are easy to keep a nice edge on.
    they are also available in stainless .
    all the best,
    fbrad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndeere View Post
    They also can come open in your pocket.
    new design has a notch to lock shut

    I picked up a "carbone" one in a supermarket in France, right next to the till in amongst the sweets!
    Got to love the French sensibilities

    have given up on a Buck fixed blade and a couple of Finnish things and now carry one of these for gralloching

    Its like a razor, light and small

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    Sharp is the word alright. But I never felt totally safe with mine, so it tends to sit safely in a drawer. Probably says more about me than the knife, to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
    Sharp is the word alright. But I never felt totally safe with mine, so it tends to sit safely in a drawer. Probably says more about me than the knife, to be honest.

    I severed a finger tip as a 13yr old with a No.10.
    9 hrs in surgery and 6 weeks in a middle finger splint (try explaining that to the teacher you just gave the finger too inadvertently!!)

    one way to learn about the lock collar that you won't forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    I severed a finger tip as a 13yr old with a No.10.
    9 hrs in surgery and 6 weeks in a middle finger splint (try explaining that to the teacher you just gave the finger too inadvertently!!)

    one way to learn about the lock collar that you won't forget
    Stalker in the next village did similar to his knuckle very nasty ,like the opinal but wouldn't use one for deer work as there are many cheep safe alternatives .
    norma

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    I have not seen an engraved one before, that is quite cool. They are good knives but you do have to watch that the locking mechanism is set right or it can bite you, which I prefer a non folder for the field. They do a neat folding saw that has been a favorite if you don't want to pack a Laplander while out.

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    I picked this one and another one with a dog flushing birds as I liked them and they were silly cheep in Italy. Not a serious knife for deer work but I know people who do. I have the other one away as a gift. Never seen them in the Uk engraved.

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