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    picnic knives?

    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?


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    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.

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    I hate cutting fruit with a folder...gets juice all in the hinges.

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    Maybe just a cheapie stainless petty or parer?

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    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. ;-)

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    I always meant to get one of these but never to a round tuit:

    http://www.japanwoodworker.com/produ...&dept_id=13169

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    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 :-)
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    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.

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