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Custom Antler Opinel Original Shape

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Recently made this for a returning customer.

He wanted an Opinel with antler handle as close to the original shape as possible.

It is a No9 Stainless Inox blade.

45531179182_cea4d08925_b.jpgP1090116 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

44667785785_b4768aeac0_b.jpgP1090117 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

44667782225_8e4783e8cc_b.jpgP1090118 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

44667779765_35a8d78c56_b.jpgP1090119 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

45581735181_e4efeff17c_b.jpgP1090120 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

44856858284_90094043f8_b.jpgP1090121 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

45531144682_a789cf07f9_b.jpgP1090123 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

45581721071_45d64556b3_b.jpgP1090124 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

43764264520_c45b7190c0_b.jpgP1090125 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

43764202800_e2f3a784c6_b.jpgP1090111 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

45531091862_fc06bbb687_b.jpgP1090112 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

45531085802_903536dd72_b.jpgP1090113 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

31709307328_1cf9aecb31_b.jpgP1090108 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

30640476097_b920cd7084_b.jpgP1090105 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

43764258570_5f6d01b525_b.jpgP1090100 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

 

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its one knife i find boring ,i owned one and was happy when i lost it ,lol but that  is class,i would sure be happy to own that version ,great job .

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Very nice mate as i found  with opinels once the varnish wore off the handle the wood started to swell 

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On 17/11/2018 at 15:47, The one said:

Very nice mate as i found  with opinels once the varnish wore off the handle the wood started to swell 

Yes that is a problem with a basic wooden Opinel. The antler handles i make don't swell, also i put is self lubricating phosphor bronze contact plates so they stay tight with no play but smooth operating.

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