The Knife of Man's Desiring

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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by JimVH » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:49 pm

For no practical reason at all, I really want this set:

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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by durangopipe » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:18 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:49 pm
For no practical reason at all, I really want this set:

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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Thunktank » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:02 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:49 pm
For no practical reason at all, I really want this set:

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But I can’t think of why the knives aren’t practical. The box on the other hand. . . Well it’s very nice.

I want to get me a few of those too.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Jocose » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:21 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:49 pm
For no practical reason at all, I really want this set:

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Secret Santa gift is "impractical"?
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by hugodrax » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:29 pm

Thunktank wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:49 pm
For no practical reason at all, I really want this set:

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But I can’t think of why the knives aren’t practical. The box on the other hand. . . Well it’s very nice.

I want to get me a few of those too.
Those knives are the best functioning peasant's knife ever. Decent steel, low cost, very fail-proof locking system.

Nothing fancy. That's a pocket knife that prunes vines and fruit trees, performs simple cutting and prying tasks, and still manages to be pretty good for spreading cheese on a baguette.

I say you do it, Jim. What's one more eye-roll from Rita??
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by JimVH » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:31 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Thunktank wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:49 pm
For no practical reason at all, I really want this set:

Image
But I can’t think of why the knives aren’t practical. The box on the other hand. . . Well it’s very nice.

I want to get me a few of those too.
Those knives are the best functioning peasant's knife ever. Decent steel, low cost, very fail-proof locking system.

Nothing fancy. That's a pocket knife that prunes vines and fruit trees, performs simple cutting and prying tasks, and still manages to be pretty good for spreading cheese on a baguette.

I say you do it, Jim. What's one more eye-roll from Rita??
:)
I make her eye roll so often I'm afraid one day they'll stick that way.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by hugodrax » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:44 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:31 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Thunktank wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:49 pm
For no practical reason at all, I really want this set:

Image
But I can’t think of why the knives aren’t practical. The box on the other hand. . . Well it’s very nice.

I want to get me a few of those too.
Those knives are the best functioning peasant's knife ever. Decent steel, low cost, very fail-proof locking system.

Nothing fancy. That's a pocket knife that prunes vines and fruit trees, performs simple cutting and prying tasks, and still manages to be pretty good for spreading cheese on a baguette.

I say you do it, Jim. What's one more eye-roll from Rita??
:)
I make her eye roll so often I'm afraid one day they'll stick that way.
Better than the alternative. My wife has squinted her eyes at me so many times they're even narrower than they were originally.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by JimVH » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:16 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:44 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:31 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Thunktank wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:49 pm
For no practical reason at all, I really want this set:

Image
But I can’t think of why the knives aren’t practical. The box on the other hand. . . Well it’s very nice.

I want to get me a few of those too.
Those knives are the best functioning peasant's knife ever. Decent steel, low cost, very fail-proof locking system.

Nothing fancy. That's a pocket knife that prunes vines and fruit trees, performs simple cutting and prying tasks, and still manages to be pretty good for spreading cheese on a baguette.

I say you do it, Jim. What's one more eye-roll from Rita??
:)
I make her eye roll so often I'm afraid one day they'll stick that way.
Better than the alternative. My wife has squinted her eyes at me so many times they're even narrower than they were originally.
:lol:
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:23 pm

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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by JimVH » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:27 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
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Chortle.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Thunktank » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:51 pm

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Bought my first Opinel today at REI.

Pretty cool. Now I need to find something to use it with.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by hugodrax » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:06 pm

Thunktank wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:51 pm
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Bought my first Opinel today at REI.

Pretty cool. Now I need to find something to use it with.
Baguette and brie. Cutting in a graft. Pruning vines and small trees. Going medieval on another peasant.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Thunktank » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:20 pm

What I want to know is, how easy does the locking ring get clogged up?
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by hugodrax » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:56 pm

Thunktank wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:20 pm
What I want to know is, how easy does the locking ring get clogged up?
Depends what you're stabbing and how much gristle you got bound up in. :D

I've carried one for a long time. They're sort of the Glock of pocket knives. I've cut roots with mine and filled the ring with dirt--hose it off, wd-40, and it's like it never happened.

They'll field dress game in a pinch and never complain. The design is too simple to be either completely ideal or suffer catastrophic failure.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Jocose » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:07 pm

Thunktank wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:20 pm
What I want to know is, how easy does the locking ring get clogged up?
It doesn't. The wood may swell if waterlogged but never to the point of not being deployable.

This is a timeless classic.

Congrats on your purchase and may you get many years of enjoyment from the Opinel!
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Thunktank » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:13 pm

Jocose wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:07 pm
Thunktank wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:20 pm
What I want to know is, how easy does the locking ring get clogged up?
It doesn't. The wood may swell if waterlogged but never to the point of not being deployable.

This is a timeless classic.

Congrats on your purchase and may you get many years of enjoyment from the Opinel!
Thanks! So far all I used it for was spreading liverwurst on a sprouted grain sourdough slice of bread!
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Jocose » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:44 am

Thunktank wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:13 pm
Jocose wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:07 pm
Thunktank wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:20 pm
What I want to know is, how easy does the locking ring get clogged up?
It doesn't. The wood may swell if waterlogged but never to the point of not being deployable.

This is a timeless classic.

Congrats on your purchase and may you get many years of enjoyment from the Opinel!
Thanks! So far all I used it for was spreading liverwurst on a sprouted grain sourdough slice of bread!
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by FredS » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:03 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:00 pm
If any of you guys are my secret Santa next year, this understated Behring Trout and Bird Knife:

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I have a serious soft spot for Bird & Trout knives. Here are two of the most beautiful knives ever made. Sadly, the don't belong to me.

Jason Fry, mammoth ivory handle:
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Lon Humphrey:
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by durangopipe » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:09 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:03 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:00 pm
If any of you guys are my secret Santa next year, this understated Behring Trout and Bird Knife:

Image
I have a serious soft spot for Bird & Trout knives. Here are two of the most beautiful knives ever made. Sadly, the don't belong to me.

Jason Fry, mammoth ivory handle:
Image

Lon Humphrey:
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Me too.
And those are seriously beautiful knives.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Cleon » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:41 am

Thunktank wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:51 pm
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Bought my first Opinel today at REI.

Pretty cool. Now I need to find something to use it with.
I'm thinking of getting a #6 for my son who is 12. The website even has engraving available.

What blade do you think I should I get. Stainless or carbon? I fear he wouldn't keep the blade clean, so I'm leaning stainless.
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