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Opinel number 8

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by [email protected], Mar 30, 2002.

  1. Pilsner

    Pilsner Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    Pretty sure it’s a Svord Peasant.
     
  2. DB_Cruiser

    DB_Cruiser

    682
    Jul 17, 2018
    Yep. Svord Peasant.
     
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  3. GABaus

    GABaus

    203
    May 7, 2017
    I have a pair of jeans with zipper issues(need needle nose pliers to close them) and they are my favorite pair.
     
  4. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
    Opinel are great knifes.
     
  5. Smaug

    Smaug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    Seems like a great "lunchbox knife".
     
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  6. Pilsner

    Pilsner Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    They can’t handle zucchini, or so I have heard. Mind you, I believe I have successfully tackled a courgette with an Opinel and lived to tell the tale. I had to beat it first with a billiard ball stuffed in a sock, in order to subdue it first. They bite, you know. ;)
     
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  7. katanas

    katanas

    Jan 6, 2012
    Now THERE'S a fancy term for zucchini. :eek: I find an Opinel slices them up easily, just like like..ummmm...zucchini. :p
     
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  8. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
    Super Slicer!
     
  9. upnorth

    upnorth Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Pretty much. I can see the attraction, as they do have some positive attributes. But they are borderline wimpy and a SAK takes up as much space in pocket. I have a couple of 7 or 8's. Black as midnight from use and neglect, one with a broken off tip. I have an INOX 12 also. A big bugger that I'm not quite sure what to do with, and again there's that thin blade stock. Maybe bring it along for wild mushroom harvesting ?, it's redundantly over large even for that. I bought it basically as a novelty and curiosity.
     
  10. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
    #12 is a Massad favorite tool!
     
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  11. DB_Cruiser

    DB_Cruiser

    682
    Jul 17, 2018
    I find the No 12 has some decent thickness to it. I also have a No 7 in great shape that is over 50 years old. It probably wasn't used to change a tire or anything, but they hold up just fine when used as a knife is supposed to be used. If you need a crowbar with an edge, these are not the tools you're looking for.
     
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  12. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    Interesting. Can you expand on that?
     
  13. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
    I read several story's about them using them back in the 1970-80s to take out some of the Munich boys!
     
  14. sgt244

    sgt244 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    #8 has been my go-to for my food knife in the kitchen and at work! #7 has worked well in a pinch as well however I much prefer the #8!
     
  15. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Just got my first #8 carbon blade at A nearby gun show last weekend, it and my #8 garden knife feel so light and yet so handy.
     
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  16. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
    Solid knife with a ton of history!
     
  17. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    So I have had a 12, 10, 9, and and 8. I still have a few of those and have liked them all for different reasons. I just picked up a 7 at a local hardware store, which I thought was pretty neat, and I think it may be my favorite. I used to avoid smaller blades like the plague, but I have found 2.5 to 3 to be a nice size lately.
     
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