Opinel knives

221 views
Skip to first unread message

Sam Kelly

unread,
Oct 19, 2011, 11:00:41 AM10/19/11
to london-h...@googlegroups.com
Hi,

Anyone know offhand where's a good place to get Opinel knives in London? I need (ideally) a No. 2 and a couple of No. 7s, all with the carbon steel blades.

I can always order them online, but I'd rather walk into the shop if it's at all possible.

(For anyone who's not used an Opinel, I couldn't recommend them more highly for carving, sculpting, and general cutting, and they're ridiculously cheap for what you get.)

Cheers,
Sam

--
Sam Kelly, http://www.eithin.co.uk/

That's it.  We're not messing around anymore, we're buying a bigger dictionary.  -  Tibor Fischer, The Thought Gang.

Callum Finlayson

unread,
Oct 19, 2011, 11:05:02 AM10/19/11
to london-h...@googlegroups.com
On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Sam Kelly <s...@eithin.co.uk> wrote:
> Anyone know offhand where's a good place to get Opinel knives in London? I
> need (ideally) a No. 2 and a couple of No. 7s, all with the carbon steel
> blades.

Heals?

Steff

unread,
Oct 19, 2011, 11:08:34 AM10/19/11
to london-h...@googlegroups.com
On 19 October 2011 16:00, Sam Kelly <s...@eithin.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Anyone know offhand where's a good place to get Opinel knives in London? I
> need (ideally) a No. 2 and a couple of No. 7s, all with the carbon steel
> blades.

Buck and Ryan used to carry them, as do a lot of the more trad-type
tobacconists.

The blades are indeed great, but I've always found them too much of a
fiddle to open and lock to be of much use as a general purpose pocket
knife. I've been pretty thoroughly spoiled by Benchmade though.

S

Dirk-Willem van Gulik

unread,
Oct 19, 2011, 11:10:47 AM10/19/11
to london-h...@googlegroups.com

On 19 Oct 2011, at 16:00, Sam Kelly wrote:

> Anyone know offhand where's a good place to get Opinel knives in London? I need (ideally) a No. 2 and a couple of No. 7s, all with the carbon steel blades.
>
> I can always order them online, but I'd rather walk into the shop if it's at all possible.

Collyn Hardware, covent garden has quite a selection. And give that umbrella company on New Oxford street a call (halfway between tottenhancourtrd/holborn).

Dw

Gavin Bell

unread,
Oct 19, 2011, 11:18:28 AM10/19/11
to london-h...@googlegroups.com, london-h...@googlegroups.com
Scp at the old street end of curtain rd have a wide range of them in stock
Great knives

Adrian Godwin

unread,
Oct 19, 2011, 12:00:50 PM10/19/11
to london-h...@googlegroups.com
Labour & Wait near Brick Lane have some, but if SCP is where I think
it is it's a lot better.

-adrian

Sam Kelly

unread,
Oct 19, 2011, 2:52:53 PM10/19/11
to london-h...@googlegroups.com
On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 4:08 PM, Steff <st...@steff.name> wrote:
On 19 October 2011 16:00, Sam Kelly <s...@eithin.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Anyone know offhand where's a good place to get Opinel knives in London? I
> need (ideally) a No. 2 and a couple of No. 7s, all with the carbon steel
> blades.

Buck and Ryan used to carry them, as do a lot of the more trad-type
tobacconists.

I got my last one at Buck & Ryan, but their website doesn't have them any more. I'll drop in when I'm passing, since I need to go to Falkiner's for paper soon, but I don't hold out much hope. I can't go into tobacconists, but cheers for the tip in any case!

The blades are indeed great, but I've always found them too much of a
fiddle to open and lock to be of much use as a general purpose pocket
knife. I've been pretty thoroughly spoiled by Benchmade though.

Those are shiny, indeed! I use a knife rarely enough day to day that I don't mind about that; mostly I want these for woodcarving and camping use. The No. 2 will get re-mounted on a fixed hilt.

Sam Kelly

unread,
Oct 19, 2011, 2:57:55 PM10/19/11
to london-h...@googlegroups.com
Excellent, thank you all - I shall take a wander around those and see what I can find.

Cheers,
Sam

Tweaker

unread,
Oct 19, 2011, 5:44:31 PM10/19/11
to London Hackspace
Hi,
This is a bit of a guess,have you tried Tyzack or KTS The corner,both
on Kingsland Rd?

Tom
On Oct 19, 7:57 pm, Sam Kelly <s...@eithin.co.uk> wrote:
> Excellent, thank you all - I shall take a wander around those and see what I
> can find.
>
> Cheers,
> Sam
>
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Adrian Godwin <artgod...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Labour & Wait near Brick Lane have some, but if SCP is where I think
> > it is it's a lot better.
>
> > -adrian
>
> > On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Gavin Bell <zzga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Scp at the old street end of curtain rd have a wide range of them in
> > stock
> > > Great knives
>
> > > On 19 Oct 2011, at 16:10, Dirk-Willem van Gulik <di...@webweaving.org>
> > wrote:
>
> > >> On 19 Oct 2011, at 16:00, Sam Kelly wrote:
>
> > >>> Anyone know offhand where's a good place to get Opinel knives in
> > London? I need (ideally) a No. 2 and a couple of No. 7s, all with the carbon
> > steel blades.
>
> > >>> I can always order them online, but I'd rather walk into the shop if
> > it's at all possible.
>
> > >> Collyn Hardware, covent garden has quite a selection. And give that
> > umbrella company on New Oxford street a call (halfway between
> > tottenhancourtrd/holborn).
>
> > >> Dw
>
> --
> Sam Kelly,http://www.eithin.co.uk/
Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages