French regional knives...

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by lonestar1979, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks! Probably olive oil, since I always have that.

    Yes, my Laguiole has the same steel. I love it.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Nice Vince - another favorite! AND - engraved too, so when you get older you will know it's yours and not the other kid's ;) Very nice :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks, Ray. Only knife I ever had engraved.
     
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  4. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Your picture of your knife resting on a paper plate reminds me of the time I used a regulation knife to cut some roast beef with gravy and mashed potatoes on a paper plate. Cut right through the paper plate and had a table full of gravy.:eek: I've never been known for having a deft touch.:rolleyes:

    Again, a very nice knife Vince and your initials engraved in the spring a touch of class.:)
     
  5. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    A, I have heard this many times, and I always wondered; won't olive oil go rancid after a time? Maybe make your knife a bit too aromatic for some company?:eek:
     
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  6. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks, Ed. Didn't like getting served on paper plate. Had to be careful. Lots of places using paper and plastic. Waitress only brought one paper menu for three of us. I have seen restaurants tell people to look up menu on phone. I wont do that.
     
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  7. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    Hi,
    I use this oil with all my horn handles and I have kept most of my friends [​IMG]

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  8. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Olive-Oil only goes 'rancid' if it were left in a knife's joint unused for ages&ages. Even then it just requires a quick clean out.

    After all, people in the Med have been using & consuming olive-oil for more than 3 millennia :cool:
     
  9. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I'm going to try it on a couple of knives!!:rolleyes:
     
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  10. Haegar

    Haegar

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    Apr 28, 2020
    I use Olive oil as well. Normally it wears off anyway before it goes rancid but never had any issues.

    Gerd
     
  11. Fred Z

    Fred Z

    25
    Sep 14, 2020
    I wasn't expecting this today! I've been tracking it through La Poste for 13 days, and it shows as not leaving France yet!
    It's from Coutellerie Le Camarguais with Bois de Bruyère scales.
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  12. Haegar

    Haegar

    74
    Apr 28, 2020
    @Fred Z You’ve got yourself a good looking knife.

    Gerd
     
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  13. Fred Z

    Fred Z

    25
    Sep 14, 2020
    Thank you. It's rather substantial too, at 126 grams with a 9.5cm blade and a handle that's 17mm wide. I love it!
     
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  14. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Beautiful, Fred. Is that a locking blade? Interesting stamp on the bolster. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Fred Z

    Fred Z

    25
    Sep 14, 2020
    Yes, the bar running from front to back unlocks the blade. The bolster stamp is the Camargue Cross:
    The Camargue Cross is an emblem formed with a Latin cross whose upper ends represent a three-pronged fork or trident (a working tool used by “gardians”) and whose lower end is a sea anchor topped by a heart. The Camargue Cross stands for the three cardinal virtues:
    Cross of tridents for Faith
    Anchor for Hope
    Heart for Love

    I'm really happy with this one.
     
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  16. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Pity about Renaud Aubry. It looks like I dithered too long in ordering one of his knives.
     
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  17. Fred Z

    Fred Z

    25
    Sep 14, 2020
    I have two chestnut trees and I grow garlic in my backyard, so when I received an email from Opinel announcing a new chestnut and garlic knife, I figured since they went through that much trouble to make a knife just for me, I should order one. ;)
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    I had it personalized, too.
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  18. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Very nice. Opinel is one of my favourites. I use a standard No. 8 almost daily.
     
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  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Looks like a useful knife!! I just ordered one also!!:D
     
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  20. Fred Z

    Fred Z

    25
    Sep 14, 2020
    As long as I was shopping, I also ordered a nice No8 Garden Knife.
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