I got a new Opinel a few weeks ago. It's a #6. I mostly bought it to collect after watching Nick Shabazz rate it as the best traditional knife. I've seen it before, it's an iconic design, but I didn't know much about it. My problem with it is that the ring lock is stiff. Is this normal, do they break in over time? The stiffness is a turn off and disuades me from using it as an EDC. Especially because locking it involves putting your fingers near the blade.