Pocket Knife for Shaving Plugs

FrankHall

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Sales
Opinel USA will be selling these in the coming weeks. Shipment was delayed. Only 100 pieces are coming to the US.

Below is the link to be notified for those interested.

https://www.opinel-usa.com/products/limited-edition-no-08-folding-knife-amaranth

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Thanks,

I've got some really nice-looking purpleheart that I need to find a use for. I wonder how difficult it would be to remove the handle of a cheaper Opinel?
 

FrankHall

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Sales
I have been using the Opinel exclusively for plug-cutting, but during the quest I picked up the yellow pocket knife and have found countless uses for the tiny blades, especially gently scraping char off estate knife rims. The white one arrived today - same company. I was thinking the bigger blade might be good for plugs, but in reality I just wanted to buy another knife <=== no self-control. 20201121_154505.jpg
 

gnossos

the pineapple on your pizza
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Opinel USA will be selling these in the coming weeks. Shipment was delayed. Only 100 pieces are coming to the US.

Below is the link to be notified for those interested.

https://www.opinel-usa.com/products/limited-edition-no-08-folding-knife-amaranth

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it is nice that the cheap, super simple peasant knives made for treating like garbage come in multiple colorways so that we can match our boots for the occasion
 

sfduke

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Sales
Nice. Good for plugs and cigars.

Opinel USA will be selling these in the coming weeks. Shipment was delayed. Only 100 pieces are coming to the US.

Below is the link to be notified for those interested.

https://www.opinel-usa.com/products/limited-edition-no-08-folding-knife-amaranth

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If anyone is looking, my local knife shop got their shipment of these. Already grabbed my 3.

PM for the shop's name.
 

FrankHall

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Sales
Update...

Opinel USA just posted the LE Amaranth for sale with free shipping.

https://www.opinel-usa.com/products/limited-edition-no-08-folding-knife-amaranth
I think Opinel is shooting themselves in the foot by describing it as 'South American Rosewood' rather than Purpleheart. Brazilian Rosewood is banned and people could associate this with it even though they don't look remotely alike, purpleheart is legal, and 'purpleheart' is a well-known term for this wood. Strange in my opinion. Still, I'll take one.
 

sfduke

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Sales
What made that knife special? The pictures I found just show a diagonal red stripe across natural wood.
It is an all black No.8 with that custom handle and matching knife case. The handle and knife case is what makes it limited. First Opinel collaboration on an all black model. Otherwise no difference.

Found some of the Topo knife cases separately and using them here. Different colors than the one in the set but works fine.