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Is possible to make some kind of blade's lock for an Opinel Knife No. 6? Answered

Hi at all, I need to lock the blade of my Opinel when it's open (for my fingers' safety =] ):  any idea?

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orksecurityBest Answer (author)2011-08-01

Web says it already has one -- rotate the metal ring after opening it.

This may keep it from being street-legal in some places.

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mcavenaghi (author)orksecurity2011-08-01

Thank you very much for the response, but the problem is that my Opinel hasn't the metal ring.

So, another idea?

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If the ring has just come off, maybe you could get a replacement from Opinel? I suppose you could also machine one out of a piece of tubing, but it's probably easier to get the proper part and install it.

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Getting a piece of tubing which would slip over the blade and the front of the handle was my first thought, before finding that one was built in.

I agree w/ trying to contact the manufacturer and asking about a replacement. Heck, if it wasn't your fault that it came loose they might send you the replacement free. Or even do a trade-in; Logitech did that for me on a trackball some years ago when its optical chip failed.

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mcavenaghi (author)orksecurity2011-08-25

Thank you very much for your response, I will contact the manufacturer.

Bye!

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dkop1 (author)mcavenaghi2011-08-07

For the cost of an Opinel knife, I would purchase another If I had the funds available.

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