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sashae
08-06-2012, 03:41 PM
I'm in search of a nice, small folding knife for use in cutting fruit/sandwiches and the like -- something along the lines of a classic Opinel. The Opinels take a nice edge, but I don't like the collar locking mechanism that much. Any suggestions?

http://imby.net/lowtech/uploaded_images/opinel-757867.JPG

bikehunter
08-06-2012, 04:05 PM
Heh...Opinel was the first thing that popped into my mind when I read the title of your post. What's not to like about the collar lock? Simple and strong.

Pensacola Tiger
08-06-2012, 04:21 PM
Maybe one of these?

http://www.japanwoodworker.com/assets/images/product/JapanWoodworker/02.041.jpg

http://www.japanwoodworker.com/product.asp?s=JapanWoodworker&pf_id=02.041&dept_id=13726

Eamon Burke
08-06-2012, 04:27 PM
I hate cutting fruit with a folder...gets juice all in the hinges.

Kyle
08-06-2012, 04:28 PM
Maybe just a cheapie stainless petty or parer?

bikehunter
08-06-2012, 04:29 PM
I hate cutting fruit with a folder...gets juice all in the hinges.




Couldn't be more in agreement but...hey...it's a picnic. ;-)

bikehunter
08-06-2012, 04:38 PM
I always meant to get one of these but never to a round tuit:

http://www.japanwoodworker.com/product.asp?s=JapanWoodworker&pf_id=02.078&dept_id=13169

tgraypots
08-06-2012, 05:03 PM
Sasha, although the blade, on some, are carbon, I think all the collars are stainless. Opinel was my first thought too when I read your thread title. If you get a Opinel stainless blade, then all you'll have to do is rinse it off and let it drip dry :-)

sashae
08-06-2012, 05:07 PM
I think this is basically a ploy for me to explore the art of nice, simple folding knives. I checked out some of the stuff on KF, and it's INSANELY daunting the amount of variation/choice out there. I basically am looking for something a little more fancy than the Opinel (maybe up to a Laguiole, though I don't like the blade shape) that takes a nice edge.

Keith Neal
08-06-2012, 05:18 PM
http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m580/nealkeith/Suncraftportmod.jpg

This one seems just right to me. Fifty cents at a rummage sale.

bikehunter
08-06-2012, 05:24 PM
Give you a buck for it. You can double your money. ;-)

Sara@JKI
08-06-2012, 07:17 PM
http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m580/nealkeith/Suncraftportmod.jpg

This one seems just right to me. Fifty cents at a rummage sale.

omg i've seen it in Japan :viking: in fact i feel like one of my college friends had one..

Tristan
08-07-2012, 09:52 PM
Tactical knife in a kydex sheath... :D

I know not of what I talk. The opinels look good...

wenus2
08-08-2012, 12:46 AM
http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=4Y36&dir_id=1089&group_id=22600&cat_id=22621&subcat_id=22660
?

Zwiefel
08-08-2012, 12:50 AM
Tactical knife in a kydex sheath... :D

I know not of what I talk. The opinels look good...

HAK? :)

Chefdog
08-09-2012, 11:06 AM
I think this is basically a ploy for me to explore the art of nice, simple folding knives. I checked out some of the stuff on KF, and it's INSANELY daunting the amount of variation/choice out there. I basically am looking for something a little more fancy than the Opinel (maybe up to a Laguiole, though I don't like the blade shape) that takes a nice edge.
I think you'll be happy with a Laguiole. I recieved one as gift several years ago and it's Always a pleasure to use it. Beautiful work on the spine, brass and stainless all over and nice wood scales make it a treat to look at. The sanvik 12c27 blade takes a great edge as well. The only downside is the lack of a locking mechanism, but it's a special occasion pocket knife, not a hard use knife so I really don't mind. I just took my students on a field trip to a local organic farm and the Laguiole served very well cutting slices and chunks of fruit and veg all day. I think it would make a great picnic knife.