Part II of knives collection
How do you like that French knife 3rd up from bottom on the right? (I've seen them, but don't remember their name.)
OPINEL, cheap, but reliable, especially for country guys. Nothing extra, but my father was use that knife, my grandpa also.
Thanks for the name. Do they use high carbon steel, like 1095, or do they use stainless? If stainless, which one?
For those that havent seen one: They have an interesting and effective blade lock, once open the metal colar you see at the top of the grip rotates in either direction thus locking the blade open. ecaman the one i have is carbon, but its an oldie, and they might make em stainless today, don't know. I didn't think it would hold up, as the wood is sorta cheap, but its 30 yrs old and still fine.
My is made from stainless steel (i don"t which SS, something ordinary, guess)and olive wood, but, factory still made of carbon steel.
Thanks to you both for the info. I've seen them for sale at good prices in knife catalogs. I've sent for a Smoky Mountain Knife Works catalog, & I think I'll order one from them.
Im not a big fan of blades but thats a nice collection. I have a few knives aswell. I have a hunting knife that was given to me by a freind that has a hook on the top. Im not sure what the knife is called but I named it the "Gut Hook Knife" or the "GHK".
I ordered 3 Opinels for myself & my 2 sons. I got the carbon steel because I can keep them sharp.
I got them at: KnifeCountryUSA.com
Unless they've changed, and doubt it, they represent good values, i also do my own sharping.. had a home based bussines when i lived in Tucson, eddys edges. and just use stones, and leather. if anyone should have a question on how best to use a stone let me know and i'll type a post up.
Doing your own sharping with a stone is easy, and it only takes a couple of tips and a little time to be able to put a scalpel sharp edge on a carbon blade. stainless is a bit harder, but of course lasts longer. A lot of tips. like how to strop, what angle, how to put the blade on the stone, these are all simple things that arent passed on anymore. Guarantee you will get a lot of free beer at the next camp site if you can put an edge on a blade. And besides that its fun.. Anyone with q's let me know. And to those that think your blade is sharp, your probabley feeling burs, when you debur with a strop you can't feel a cut with a good edge..for real..
i am a huge fan of knives and sharpening them too,i'm going to start making my own this winter out of farrier files i've collected.I would be interested in any sharpening techniques you have,i use washita stone now and have aquired a good piece of leather to use as a strop so any tips would be appreciated.The photo above looks like my bedside table,thats the degree of knife affliction i have :)
I use Spyderco tri-angle sharpener for years.