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Old September 22nd, 2016, 03:41 PM   #1
 
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My first non-US-Made knife. I like it!

A French-made Opinel!
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Old September 22nd, 2016, 05:50 PM   #2
 
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Looks very nice!
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Old September 22nd, 2016, 05:54 PM   #3
 
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It's easy to be proud of a quality blade, no matter where its made. Congrats
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I really like quality knives and that looks very nice...back in the golden age of opos (when I was in my 30's) I really enjoyed cooking and became pretty good at if I do say so and I do...I was given a full chef's set of knives inscribed J. A. Henckelsgs werk AG, Solingen Germany. I took them to our local knife sharpening man (old timer like me) as I don't think I can hone an edge properly any more and barely got out of his shop...he really wanted to buy them...of course they are not for sale but I'd forgotten how really nice a fine set of knives can be....

I got a real kick on Sunday morning (maybe Saturday) watching the "cutlery corner" on TV...do you know you can get about 400 knives along with 2 Japanese Samauri swords and an ax for about $200 including freight? I'm tempted to get a set and give them to everyone I know at Christmas along with a Chia Pet and an internet special flashlight.
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I really like quality knives and that looks very nice...back in the golden age of opos (when I was in my 30's) I really enjoyed cooking and became pretty good at if I do say so and I do...I was given a full chef's set of knives inscribed J. A. Henckelsgs werk AG, Solingen Germany.
Nice. The Missus is a very serious cook and uses Solingen steel plus a few Japanese Globals. Most everything out of Solingen is top-shelf.
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Congrats......
Thanks! Yeah it took several months thinking about whether or not to drop the cash to buy this bad boy. Eventually I came to terms that it's probably worth all $12

I really think Opinels are the best knife you can get at that price. Sure it's high carbon steel, so it takes some maintenance, but man it takes and keeps an edge like nothing I've ever seen. For every day use, who needs S2000V super steel and a blade that can go through a car hood, if it can cut a box or an apple and it cost $12, why not?!

Did I mention it weighs 1.6 oz!!
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Looks really cool
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Neat knife. My favorite knife is non american too. My morakniv is still razor sharp after skinning deer. Cheaper than dirt too. That opinel looks like good quality. Congrats
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