— the dishwasher. Never put your knife in a sink full of dishes or — gasp! You do it in front of the blade pivot and just in back of it. When open, the tip of the blade will be approximately level with the center of the ferrule's rivet. Works like a charm. Ideal for trimming wood, building a shelter, exploring nature, making toast or just going on an adventure. So I just picked up an Opinel #6 and have been reading about forcing a patina with white vinegar to prevent rusting on the carbon steel blade. Having an unmodded Opi seems almost unnatural to me - here a #12 cut down to a wharnie. 220 Grit Silicon Carbide Grain on glas 2. Really basic question: Will soaking the whole knife in white vinegar harm the wood in any way, or can I just toss it in the pot, and boil the whole thing? Then dry the knife thoroughly with a soft cloth, using canned air (or an air compressor) to clean out any excess moisture left in the lock. Leave the blade to dry before closing (this is not necessary for plastic handles). Wash your knife: Use a soft cloth to wash your knife in a sink of warm, soapy water. Fine natural sharpening stone from Lombardy, Italy. Maintaining a knife is essential to ensure a quality edge and to simplify its use. No, don't go taking the knife apart yet. This is an Opinel, keep it simple. sold under OPINEL brand. In addition, the ferrule (under the safety ring) will protrude around 1/16 inch out of the wood to prevent the back of the blade (and the pressure of the cut) from pressing against the wood handle. Wipe your knife: Use a clean dishcloth to wipe down your knife while you're cooking — especially after cutting acidic foods. You can wash the entire knife with a good dishwashing detergent, that will help get rid of the excess oil in the lock. Just take a large screw driver and gently pry open the inner bolster a bit. Important: Do not immerse your knife i Regularly assailed by the food it cuts and the ceramic of the plates, it is important to sharpen it and to know the different tools as well as the different techniques. Rinse the blade with warm water while being careful not to soak the wooden handle. Opinel can tell you all you need to know about knife sharpening. The Opinel children's knife comprises a blade with a rounded end, offeringing greater safety for the young. I'm looking for the perfect EDC- I do aspire to be a one-knife man- and although I've found that I like small two- or three-bladed jacks the most, my best knife right now seems to be a #8 Opinel. I have a mess of Opis and find that I prefer the model #12. The Opinel folding knife was designed that way. You cant go wrong with an Opinel and they are dirt cheap to boot. The Opinel children's knife comprises a blade with a rounded end, offeringing greater safety for the young. Its an insane slicer of cardboard. That's way over thinking it. Stainless steel blade With your OPINEL open, run warm water on the blade and wipe with a sponge and dish detergent. Now that my knives are clean and rust free, I am vowing to treat them with more respect. ***UPDATE*** One of my awesome readers, Sandy wrote in and shared an tip to add once you have cleaned your knives. Lapping / Flattening with: 1. No more dishwasher, no more opening Amazon packages and no more soaking in the sink in water. Ideal for trimming wood, building a shelter, exploring nature, making toast or just going on an adventure. Great knife to throw in a backpack either as main knife or as a backup. Children will discover the joys of cooking with the Opinel Le Petit Chef box, a special box for little gourmets and apprentice chefs alike. Children will discover the joys of cooking with the Opinel Le Petit Chef box, a special box for little gourmets and apprentice chefs alike. That will also give you a bit more space for wet weather swelling.