Sunday, February 19, 2012

RAD GIFT!!!


Yesterday I got this super cool knife from my buddy Snickers...
This knife is so simple and so beautiful...beechwood handle, super sharp tempered high carbon steel blade. It has A LOT of history behind it...see below:



Originally sold as a simple working man's knife, the Opinel has since become an iconic symbol of French culture and lifestyle.Pablo Picasso used an Opinel to carve his sculptures, while Roger Frison-Roche, the Savoyard alpine guide and mountaineer, never made an ascent without carrying an Opinel along.√Čric Tabarly, the long-distance solo sailor and yachtsman, swore by the Opinel, which he always carried aboard his sailing yacht, the Pen Duick.

3 comments:

  1. My Opinel !!!! :
    http://panda-spirit.blogspot.com/2012/02/french-knife.html

    Walter (french!)

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  2. Nice Opinel knife. I bought this one recently, http://www.aboveandbeyond.co.uk/.opinel-no-8-outdoor-knife_3123840015786.htm not quite as funky as yours, but still nice. They are good quality knives in my eyes.

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