Some of those are really nice.Some of my first-try Opinel mods...What do you think?
That's very similar to what I did with mine. I left the blade as a clip, but as the No. 6 pressed uncomfortably against my palm in use, I shaved the end down, removed the orange coating and gave it some beeswax instead. It's brought the beech up a treat.I made it a drop point instead of a clip, and I rounded the end of the handle
Now that is nice bit of work there.It saws ok, not as great as a proper cross cut tho. Left just enough flat back for the striker. It was a shame the drill bit caught right at the last moment when I was doing the compas recess and split the wood, it superglued back ok tho!
The ferro rod mod was just an M5 Brass nut and bolt rounded off a bit. Drilling out the bolt was hard for the 4mm rod, in hindsight I should have reduced the ferro diameter a mm as there is not a lot of thread holding it in place, works fine tho!
It has since had a lanyard fitted, shown next to a no.8...