Opinels with pocket clips

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  1. kobold

    kobold

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    Aug 23, 2020
    Leatherman clips on Opinel #8 and #9. Very deep carry.

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  2. Eversion

    Eversion Making Ti things pretty! Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Interesting. How do they feel in hand after putting on a clip at such an askew angle like that?
     
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  3. RoyalHolic

    RoyalHolic Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 3, 2019
    I saw some kickstarter post on here a few weeks back about a opinel pocket clip, most people tore it to shreds.

    I kind of liked it.
     
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  4. kobold

    kobold

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    Aug 23, 2020
    The clip is definitely there, but I tried different grips and they are surprisingly fine.
     
  5. kylemiller

    kylemiller Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 18, 2016
    I think Chris Reeve clips would work well for this type of stuff too. Easy to order. Relatively cheap. Low profile and only 1 hole to drill and tap.
     
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  6. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    With only one hole you'd need something to sink it into, like crk does...
     
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  7. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Theres something so wrong about that on many levels.
     
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  8. Eversion

    Eversion Making Ti things pretty! Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    CRK clips are nice for mods, but you need a good flat, grippy surface 20200720_175223~2_resize_32.jpg
     
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  9. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 19, 2018
    Ahhhhh!!! I've never seen a more tortured classic since Winchester forced the venerable 94 into accepting a top mount scope...
     
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  10. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Opinel has had enough trouble with its engineers delivering answers to questions that nobody is asking. The conventional wisdom holds that there are no stupid questions. I am not prepared to accept that.
     
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  11. comis

    comis Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 17, 2013
    Not much of a fan of altering the classics/traditional, I think the aesthetics are part of their charm.
     
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  12. kobold

    kobold

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    Aug 23, 2020
    The Opinel is not a gentlemans folder, the Opinel is a peasants knife, and I care more about the utility and function of such a knife. My Opinels are rusting away unused for too long because of their relative shortcomings.
     
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  13. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 19, 2018
    Hey man, if it floats your boat and makes it so you enjoy your knives more go for it. That being said there's a reason that opinel hasn't added a pocket clip in their nearly 2 centuries of production. I personally found that they don't do it for me either, and gifted them to people I knew that needed a good knife...
     
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  14. Hal

    Hal

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    Feb 26, 1999
    I was going to say it reminded me of those old VW Bugs with the Rolls front end - but - this is just as good! :D Yeah - this for sure is one of those "just because you can, doesn't mean you should" type of things. But, hey, as long as it ain't mine & I ain't paying for it, if the guy that does it likes it - that's all that matters I guess....(unless it starts a trend of some kind & you can't buy one w/out it - then is pitch forks & torches time)
     
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  15. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    TEOTWAWKI
     
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  16. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Yeah, that or the guys with the little Honda civic's with the whale tail and coffee can mufflers like they have something hot there. It is what it is, and no amount of self delusion will change that. The Opinel is a good peasants work knife that does cut like the dickens, why clutter it up with some do-dad that looks like its in the way of a grip in multiple positions?
     
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  17. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    What’s the Goldblum quote on Jurassic Park?...something like “worrying about whether or not you could do it, you didn’t stop to think if you should.”
     
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  18. Tyson A Wright

    Tyson A Wright Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 9, 2020
    I like Opinels a lot, and dislike clips enough to have removed one from the only modern knife I still have. But I don't mind if someone else puts a clip on their Opinel - it's not a rare, irreplaceable artifact, it's a mass-produced knife that gets modded all the time. This might be my least-favorite Opinel mod, but if it works for the owner, awesome.

    -Tyson
     
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  19. Smaug

    Smaug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    He did that so that when clipped in a front right hip pocket, they lean back away from the hand that reaches into the pocket. They tend to stay out of the way more.

    I might try this on my #8, as otherwise, it's a bit clunky in the pocket.
     
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  20. Eversion

    Eversion Making Ti things pretty! Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Yeah, I was just curious about the ergos since it looks like the tip hangs off quite a bit

    I tend to favor a leather pocket slip with a clip on it for these sort of things.
     
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