Opinel No4 Patina Knife Mod

Opinel Knife mod by Ross Tyler, copper handle and no. 4 blade (Photo: ru-titley-knives - Tumblr)

Opinel pocket knives are one of the most popular and inexpensive pocket knives available. Knifemaker Ross Tyler modded the No4 carbon steel knife, which he describes as a “pimped up toxic post apocalyptic Steam punk’ish Opinel mod”.

The carbon steel no.4 Opinel blade was striped out then dark etched in ferric with a hint of copper. The Higonokami style one piece handle was beaten out of an old copper pipe, which was flattened then hammer hardened. It is secured with a kydex eyelet and a torx pivot and was then all etched, brass blackened and then stone washed for an aged effect.

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