But if you were a ‘Snotty Yachty’ you would know that the only rope on a boat is attached to the bell. The rest are Sheets, Halyards, Springers and other such tosh...I added a quick link to the post after my initial reply.
As per that post, if a premier rope maker with 400 years experience say they are rope makers who make ropes that’s good enough for me
I’m long past caring for the silly way the British army has to use different names for everyday items, with the rest of society sticking to common names lol.
We have to buy them (9€)
Foyer de legionnaire = PX store
You have the limited editions made from exotic woods and Carbon blades
I agree. Robust, workmanlike, and not so expensive you'd weep over its loss. I have at least two, not sure where #3 is currently. My 3 sons all own a #6, gifted to them by me while holidaying in Savoie when they were small.If you hold a # 8 in your hand ( side ways) and clench your fist, it will not depass the width of your knuckles...or just a bit and it's light
It does the job and the prices are more than reasonable
I watched a documentary, years'n'years ago, which opened with some footage of a deer poacher going about his business.I had a friend back in the UK who had done his time in 4e RE. He still used to carry his Opinel around in his pocket.
I watched a documentary, years'n'years ago, which opened with some footage of a deer poacher going about his business.
Having filmed him as he illicitly dropped his prey, the camera crew followed him to the carcass and captured that part of the story.
Dimly-lit though it was (filming as dusk crept in, IIRC) the knife he produced from his pocket was clearly an Opinel (#8 at a guess) and within a coupla minutes he'd neatly gralloch'ed the beast, and done a few quick cuts around its knee joints to make the remains more easily portable. It was very deft, very neatly done, and a great advert for a simple inexpensive knife.
Which only leaves me with one question
Was that your friend they were filming?
Barn door sorta bloke, by the sound of it . . . .Whilst he owned a few firearms it is highly unlikely. No matter how much I rifted him he would not wear glasses whilst shooting and his aim suffered. The couple of times I actually got him and his glasses on the range at the same time his aim dramatically improved. Vanity stopped him reaching his shooting potential.