Custom Firesteels & Ceramic Sharpening Rods

 

   Regrettably, I'm no longer able to do the Opinel and Firesteel combo's.  

 

However, I shall continue to offer custom Firesteels and Ceramic Sharpening Rods.   

 

 

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Firesteels and Ceramic Sharpening rods lend themselves to customising and thus become more than just a simple fire starting or sharpening tool. A customised Firesteel and Ceramic sharpening rod is as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BELOW ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF THE OPINEL KNIVES I CUSTOMISED OVER THE YEARS

 

Please note that I no longer customise Opinels

 

 

FIRESTEEL & SHARPENING STEEL POUCH

 

 

This pouch forms part of a Damascus Talisman knife set as can be seen opposite.

 

 

My own Opinel

 

Mother of Pearl on left side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is my set of three 'Number 13' size Opinels

 

 

The photo above left shows the two Inox #13.  Above right are the two Inox ones and a Carbon one with a #8 Inox one for size comparison.   I acquired the two Inox ones whilst Holidaying in Malta from a farmers' Co-operative shop.  I was reliably informed that the #13 is a well used tool in Malta and not just a gimmicky showpiece folder.

 

 

 

As can be seen from the photos I couldn't help myself customising one of the Inox ones and as it turned out, I was fairly satisfied with the result.  Once the sides where trimmed down - always the trickiest part - I proceeded to rebuild the sides with stacked Acrylic blanks that are commonly used for turning pen bodies.  I wish I took some photos of when the whole thing looked a right mess before I started the stock removal process.  Anyway, I can assure you that there's next to no room for error and it took me a while getting it looking as shown in the photos. 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm sure that this sort of thing will not appeal to many knife enthusiasts.  For some, however, seeing a nice customised Opinel like this one makes them drool and covetous!

 

I was fortunate to come across two new Inox #13's and straight away I decided that one of them will be customised and turned into something unique.  I'm now happy to share my pleasure with those of you who like Opinels in general and customised ones specifically.

 

In my view I've succeeded because I achieved what I set out to do.  To fellow Opinel enthusiasts, I let you be the judge as to whether I did OK or not...