If you dig around on Google and Bladeforums, lots of pics of carved and upgraded Opinels.
December 13, 2006, 12:13 AM
You shared some really nice carvings recently, this is what prompted me to suggest to Brian to carve one.
Plant a seed for others as well.
I am really enjoying all these postings of yours and these various knives you became interested in - and have been sharing with us.
I have not joined a dedicated knife forum, though I peruse them. I am sure I am missing some great posts by not being a member and having full access.
December 13, 2006, 02:06 AM
I can do around $35 ea on Svord Gents. Will take a while until I can get them though, Baker says they're a fair bit labor intensive, so they only make them every so often.
Come to think of it, the Gent might be fun for me, being like a Russlock, about the same price, but I won't feel like I'm caving into the Case collecting craze. I'm trying to avoid Case b/c of the premium and faddishness, sticking to picking up crusty old Schrades and Imperials at pawnshops.
I'm trying to trim back to under 10 guns, but have gone up exponentially in knives. Fortunately, I like affordable knives, so the Svord and a BM Mini-Grip are my priciest knives, and no expectation to go too much higher for the time being.
If you're interested in a Gent, drop me a PM. No promises, but I can at least PM you back when I get some feel for it.
The Cultural Woodsman
December 13, 2006, 06:21 PM
Just as promised and faster than I thought possible.....I have driven to Texas and it is a fair distance from me.
They are good working knives, no doubt about it. Definately pleased. Wish somebody had connections to Mercator...:)
December 14, 2006, 01:20 AM
Give me a month or two, and I might have some Douk-Douks, which are basically a French alternative to the Mercator, and with way cooler graphics.
(I do also have a used Mercator K55K coming in with a large lot of random knives I bought on eBay, will report back later on it)
December 14, 2006, 06:48 AM
If there is a group buy on the gentleman's lockback, count me in!
December 14, 2006, 09:45 AM
I'm in on a Svord Gents group buy.
December 21, 2006, 03:44 PM
The Svord is definetely a nice and interesting knife for them money. I doubt it will make my EDC rotation (ya never know), but I know for a fact that it'll follow me into the woods a bit.
It was well lubricated and in the sheath quite tight. Used the corkscrew on my Vic Spratan to get it out, and then the same method for about a hundred reps to break the sheath in.
Very nice, thanks!
Figured ya'll would have some better reading material than the Hartford Courant down there:neener: