Opinel Number Eight Knife Mods
Lately, I have become somewhat fascinated with friction folder knives, and the modifications that people do to them. I bought a couple of Svard Peasant knives, which arrived today, with plans to modify them.
But, before starting on them, I thought I would do a little work on an old Opinel #8, which I use in the kitchen, upon occasion. Of course, I forgot to take a "before" picture, but here are a few shots of what I've done, so far:
I've never really liked the round profile and kicked up tail of the Opinel handle. So, I flattened the sides, and re-profiled the aft end. I will refinish it, later, when I decide on what I want it to look like.
I also changed the shape of the knife point, to more of a spear point.
And, I did a little bit of very basic filework to the spine of the blade. I'm actually quite pleased with it, considering that it was my first effort at that. I will do a couple more practice blades before I attack the Svard, which I plan to carry as one of my daily carries.