Friday, 24 August 2012

7 Knives.



I know what you're thinking; why does Cro have quite so many pocket knives!

Well, the answer is quite simple; I have no idea.  

They seem to accumulate, and at the moment I am even hoping to buy yet another. The mushroom season approacheth, and I do really want a mushroomer's knife, complete with small 'insect removing' brush at the non-business-end of the handle.

By the way, I do own several others, but couldn't be bothered to go find them. I have maybe another 5 or 6; at least 2 of which are at Haddock's.

For the purists, the 2 bone handled knives are Laguioles, and the others are Opinels (but purists would have known that anyway).



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24 comments:

  1. i used to have a completely tricked out swiss army knife that i took everywhere. my little high school nerd team all had them -- we were backpackers and they really came in handy.

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    1. The Opinel No 9 (pointing to top left corner) is my eating knife, so I suppose that must be my favourite, simply because it's used more than the others.

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  3. The neighbour over the road from us has a very interesting hobby,he makes knives and sources many blades etc from Africa of all places,he has gifted Bob a few over the years..hope you find the one you are after.

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  4. There is something very satisfying about using Laguoile knives, so I understand how such a collection could develop....dont know about Opinels.....will find out. J.

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    1. You'd be hard pushed to find a household in Caunes, or elsewhere, that doesn't own an Opinel.

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  5. Aside from the usual cutlery I own just four excellent knives and they all make me nervous, I hate to see them out even when using them!

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    1. Lady Magnon certainly doesn't own any!

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  7. I know nothing about knives, but I have to say, that looks like a fine collection! And I didn't know there were special knives for mushrooming. How cool!

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  8. Are you planning on tying Lady M to a revolving board and throwing knives at her? The local kids would be well impressed!

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  9. I'm going to start calling you 'the knife man.'

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    1. As long as it's not 'The CRAZY knife man'!

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  10. Just catching up here... syringe pens, crystal blue waters, and knives. That's quite a collection. Quite spiffy-looking those knives, actually.

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  11. Do you use all the knives or is it a case of 'oh, that's nice'? (If it's the latter then I've got a husband like you!) I've had you down as a knife man ever since I saw you opening a walnut.

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    1. I do open walnuts with a knife... but where could you possibly have seen me doing it???

      Yes, they're all used for different things, which is why I tend to mark them.

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  12. What a fine-looking collection. I actually carry a favorite pocket knife in my purse. It's thin, and extremely lightweight, but my husband keeps the blade sharp enough to shave with. (Why have a knife if it isn't sharp?) Ya never know when a knife might come in handy.

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  13. It is because you are a knife wielding nutcase.

    At least it isn't shotguns like a certain other chap we know...

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    1. Or candlesticks, in the library, with Miss Scarlet...

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  14. When I was a teen visiting in France I purchased my Laguiole, a real beauty with polished black handle. Unfortunately I lost it only last week and am devastated. I have a collection of forty some pocket knives but none compare to my Laguiole.

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  15. I have one exactly like the second one from the right...it says "made in France"...but you knew that...

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  16. I do not know a man who doesn't have at least 5 knives. My Dad was a big collector and had a case full. My husband's brothers-in-law make their own. I have a knife my father in law gave me years ago, I dearly love, and One from my Dad.
    I have no idea how you would go about making knives, but it sounds interesting. Yours are very interesting and beautiful.

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