Opinel Pocket Clip

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by The Zieg, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Clipinel. My search on BladeForums turned up blank. How did we miss this? Looks like he never hit his Kickstarter goal. Then there's the problem of the newer locking ring.



    Zieg
     
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  2. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead

    804
    Nov 6, 2017
    Thats an interesting idea, but Opinels are so fat.... I wouldnt want to use it. Plus the Opinels have a nice comfy handle, and that would be ruined by a giant clip that moves around in your hand.
     
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  3. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    Does the clip replace the lock ring or go over it?
     
  4. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    A perfect example of a solution to a non existent problem.
     
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  5. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Not sure. One vid says it replaces it. That means having to remove the ring, which on the newer versions is more difficult. Too bad he didn't buy a membership here. He'd have exposed the product sufficiently to hit his goal, despite design issues. It does look good, though.

    Zieg
     
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  6. mnblade

    mnblade

    Feb 7, 2000
    I'll be first in line to not buy this.

    -- Mark
     
  7. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    You might be second, behind me.
    My first thought on seeing this was "WHY?!?" quickly followed by "Eww."
    I agree with @jackknife 's assessment: A solution looking for a "problem" that doesn't exist.

    Why try to make an Opinel into a "tactical" knife? My Opinel Number 8 carries just fine without a daRn blasted hot spot creating clip :thumb down:
     
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  8. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    I think if I were working in the garden and had dirty hands, I would prefer to not have to put my hand into my pocket to retrieve my knife. It seems practical, not tactical to me. YMMV.
     
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  9. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Opinels don't feel safe unless they are in the bottom of your pocket. Its a French thing.

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  10. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    I liked it.
     
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  11. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    I like pocket clips. even on a thick bulky knife such as a Buck 110. I carry and use one this way.

    this one though, naw......
     
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  12. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    I'd rather just buy a knife that came with a pocket clip.
     
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  13. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    The answer to a question that nobody asked.
     
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  14. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    I applaud a new initiative ... but wouldnt want a clip on any of my Opinels.
     
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  15. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    From' the vid: 'A clip is absolutely necessary on a modern pocket knife.' All well and good but the Opinel isnt modern. Its an old design still made, because it works. Being practical, cheap and clip-less is part of the Opinel charm.
     
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  16. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    I remove the clips from some of my modern knives. The others I just don’t carry.
     
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  17. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    I remove the clips from some of my modern knives and add them to other knives, so that I have the option to carry tip up, tip down, LP or RP.
     
  18. RoyalHolic

    RoyalHolic Gold Member Gold Member

    311
    Aug 3, 2019
    I have a sheath for my Opinel that I never use, nor would I probably use a pocket clip BUT why not? If someone wanted one and this guy provided them I see no problem with that.

    Just because it isn't necessary for some well it might be necessary for others.
     
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  19. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    I always find it very strange that so many people have bought into this load of propaganda. So, for the hundreds of years that people were carrying folding/pocket knives with no clips, how on earth did they get by???

    They even had simple folding knifes like friction folders back in the Roman era. Folders were around in the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance, sailors on old sailing ships, cowboys pushing a heard of beef up the trails from Texas to Kansas rail heads, farmers settling the west, men going off to wars in the trenches, all had those old clipless pocket knives. Heck, Opinels have been around since 1890, and somehow have remained popular.

    A clip is definitely not an absolute necessity on a pocket knife. Definitely not on an Opinel. Its kind of like putting a tactical light on a Colt Single Action Army, or a laser light on a Winchester '73.
     
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  20. Airborne 1

    Airborne 1

    929
    Apr 23, 2014
    or ,a dress on a pig.
     
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