Customized Opinels

If you’ve never heard of an Opinel, it’s a French lock-blade knife designed for the “working man” that has remained more or less unchanged in over a hundred years. It has a unique twist-locking collar that makes it extremely simple in form and function, and very easy to repair and maintain. Opinels have wooden handles, so customizing them is a pretty popular pastime. Continue reading

Replace Poor Quality Bag/Luggage Straps with Guitar Straps

Guitar straps are made to comfortably and reliably hold a great deal of often very expensive weight for long periods of time. With bag straps and luggage straps, comfort is often an afterthought to aesthetic. So, I bought an adjustable black canvas guitar strap for $9 and made a bag strap out of it. Continue reading