Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
A nice addition to the pocket.
My EDC is a Svord Peasant, a good hefty blade of carbon steel with. But there does come a time when a person needs a more delicate blade, especially in public.The Opinel #6 is great for this. I carry it in the inner watch pocket of my blue jeans, where it fits nice and out of sight. The carbon steel takes an edge that is scary sharp and holds it well even with every day use. I personally have had mine now for close to a month and have only sharpened it twice, and like my Peasant, it gets used daily.I really didn't care for the color of the wood handle, but with a little time and sandpaper revealed a beautiful grain pattern. With some stain and varnish the handle now is easily mistaken for bone at first glance.The lock ring can be a problem for people who know nothing about Opinel, so I strongly suggest if you purchase one do not let someone use it without first showing it to them. I've already let 2 people use it, and they continued trying to forcefully open the blade after they seen it would not open gently.