It marks and celebrates the 90 th anniversary of our company (1925-2015), and intentionally involves a production process engaging high levels of manual production, skilled and experienced manufacture. Top Band. 3/32" thick brass bolster band with steel ring lock. Opi system is so simple and tested that I would give novelty kudos to Old Bear but the win to Opinel. I like it more than the Opinels but I don't any of them. It is hard to put a good edge on the Antonini. Walnut wood handle. The best feature of the knives are the wooden handles, which carry the traditional locking mechanism. Most people settle on the 8 as the most popular or go big for tasks you might use IE an Old Hickory for. A rotating ring inserted into the brass collar secures the blade in the deployed as well as closed position. #29 GearGuy69 , Nov 19, 2015 Cobra 6 Actual and Nick4305 like this. Then last Christmas an interesting peasant’s knife caught my eyes going by the name Old Bear. The edge had burr, asymetrical grind, and is ever so slightly bent (or maybe it is the grind). join our mailing list for a chance to win £150 Sign Up, Get the latest updates on new products and upcoming sales. On the occasion of Antonini's 90th birthday, the Antonini Old Bear Olive series was created. Related: antonini knife old bear knife opinel knife. to be picked from the warehouse. Plus there is this kind of choil near the ring, which allows for a very secure choking grip. As the active partner for this project, Todesco (Maniago/Italy) had already patented this mechanism in 1985 as a lock for pocket knives. The Old Bear knife comes without a return spring, instead the blade locking system features a solid safety ring that fixes the handle in open and closed position. Finally, the locking mechanism. I might have to get it Friday. This has been a good three read. Antonini Old Bear Medium Pocket Knife is a handmade Italian folding knife with a wood handle and a no-return safety ring. On the occasion of Antonini's 90th birthday, the Antonini Old Bear Walnut series was created. The Antonini Old Bear series could best be described as what you would get if you bulked up the lock on an Opinel and then steeped it in rugged charm. Please visit following page for more information. Advantage to Old Bear. Imported by Boker USA. It is easy to use and the tab is unobtrusive in the pocket. Walnut handle, subtly more ergonomic than the Opinel with a nicer finish IMNSHO! We only ship to Canadian & U.S. addresses. 3.0 out of 5 stars Antonini Old Bear versus Opinel. i have a opinel nr.8 but i agree the antonini old bear looks better, the opinel is still a good knife but i bet the antonini is just as good as the opinel. The knife locks in the closed position but requires a lot of force due to poor quality and it does not lock fully when the knife is open because nothing seems to line up correctly. The handle: here the Old Bear does better. COVID-19 Update: We are open for business and are taking orders and shipping as normal. U.S. Orders by PayPal only. Thanks, Adahn. I purchased the XL model in stainless, which is almost exactly the same size as the Opinel #10. The Bear has a better blade lock, and the Opinel has a better blade. Collection Point Hours I had one Opinel with a poor edge I had to touch up prior to use before, but I also had many more Opis and they all came with better finished blades. I added one star as a result. Antonini Knives & Old Bear "The legendary Antonini logo along with the area trademark guarantee the quality of the raw materials used and the quality of workmanship that, under the “Made in Italy” banner, mean the highest possible resistance, durability and cutting performance parameters. I have curious to see for myself how this rather obvious competitor of the Opinel perfoms. However, in terms of functionality, it does not bring much more since it is possible to lock or unlock an Opi one-handed (and opening or closing the blade is still a two-hand job). The blade is stainless steel and is stone sharpened by skilled and qualified craftsman. Tue - Fri 09:30 - 16:30, Office Hours I bought the Old Bear XL, which is the same size as the Opinel #10. Another similar knife is the MAM which is Portuguese I did extensive research before purchasing the Antonini Old Bear. Well worth $25! Are you a current member with account or password issues? ). This traditional clasp knife features a 4 5/8″ sculpted walnut handle. Oct 22, 2016 - 9307/21_ln - old bear - antonini knives - maniago, italy The Opinel is invisible in my pocket, so I'm not sure this matters much. Please phone before your visit, 3 5/8" 420 stainless steel blade. Never heard of Old Bear (Italian) until the other day, so thought I'd give one a go. so that we can arrange for your item So the Old Bear will sit a little bigger in your pocket. Old Bear at work "It is possible that mean creatures will not always be so or behave badly forever. Include description. Learned a bit along the way. This series represents a compelling interpretation of the classic utility pocketknife. Sat-Sun Office Closed. Your Product of the Year and Best of 2020. "Old Bear®" is our exclusive folding knife line created to celebrate the 90 th anniversary of our company (1925-2015), characterized by simple and ergonomic shapes and created by engaging traditional production techniques with a high level of manual skills. Yeah, I don't think I will be batonning any wood with it. Always liked Opinel, so was interested to see how they compare. Similar but I like it a little better. CF63 3RF. Yea I'm also thinking to get one...I have to stop coming here, Please visit following page for more information, (You must log in or sign up to post here. I touched up the edge and I must say that it is now very sharp for 420 steel. Out of the box, the Antoninis carry a bit better than Opinels, because the pommel lacks the Opinels’ signature flared profile that makes them a bit of a lump in the pocket. That part of the knife is actually better built than the blade! YOUBOOB is full of Opinel projects from pickling the blade to embellishing the handles. Aesthetically it is nice looking, but the blade bites like crazy. | Joseph Opinel designed his first folding knife in 1890, creating a tool that is as robust and functional as it is simple and beautiful. Collectible Modern Factory Manufactured Folding Knives; ... Antonini Old Bear 9301/19LN Messer M 19 cm Taschenmesser Walnussholz arretierbar See more like this. i have a opinel nr.8 but i agree the antonini old bear looks better, the opinel is still a good knife but i bet the antonini is just as good as the opinel. Just received the small version the other day at a cost of £14.95. Then, there is the price; talking about the standard knives, they are supposed to be users and I think Opinels are better value for money in that regard. This is due to the knife sitting too high when extended so it does not allow enough clearance for the lock to move over the knife and enter the slot on the opposing side of the handle. Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019. The best feature of the knives are the wooden handles, which carry the traditional locking mechanism. If you like Opinel, then check out the Antonini Old Bear. Unit C, Atlantic Gate Long ago on a cold rainy day, early humans arrived in the forest to find a new home. Like the Opinel, it has a thin stock blade (actually a little bit thinner than the Opinel) so it makes for a good slicer. ...in some respects! The Old Bear's ferrule (the metal part that surrounds the hinge) is about 1 millimeter bigger, and, more importantly, the Old Bear's handle is about a half-inch (1 centimeter) longer. Made by Antonini, this lovely folder has nice oil treated handle and a mix of copper and steel made it appealing to the eye. Selected category All. The blade shape is almost exactly the same as well (the main visual difference is the nail nick and the obvious Old Bear markings). The Antonini Old Bear series could best be described as what you would get if you bulked up the lock on an Opinel and then steeped it in rugged charm. Antonini Knives Old Bear Large folder 930121. ! I like the walnut handle too. It seems that Fantonini listed the main gripes people have against Opi handles: sides are flat so it does not roll all the time, the butt is rounded so it does not dig in your palm if you have bigger hands. On the occasion of Antonini's 90th birthday, the Antonini Old Bear Walnut series was created. Collectibles. The classical Old Bear knife by Antonini Knives is available in either oil-treated walnut or olive wood. I will say a big advantage to Opinel. It does work. Nice alternative to an Opinel, very similar construction and locking mechanism, handle came up nice after a few coats of tru oil (was a bit dry out of the box). I would not recommend this knife based on my experience. © Copyright 2006-2017 EDCFORUMS.COM All Rights Reserved. Categories. My preference for pocket carry is the 6. The OB has a walnut handle, which is untreated / dry. Potentially it looks like is would be less subject to get dirt in (I once dropped my Opinel in sand and it took me forever to get rid of the sand grain stuck in the Viroblock). The blade: overall built quality on my knife was close to Opinel but a notch below. True. I cannot comment on sharpness because the Old Bear is not sharp out of the box and I have not touched up the edge yet. Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30 Great for camping and outdoor activity. So, the first thing was a coat of oil and then wax, which brought it up nicely. Collect it from a choice of over 2,800 stores, Quick and easy returns available on this item. Classical "OLD BEAR ®" knife Line "Old Bear ® " is Antonini's new and exclusive folding knife line featuring simple and ergonomic lines. Old Bear ® did not like this disturbance of the peaceful forest, so to protect his family he began to destroy all that the humans had brought with them. Discussion in 'Knives' started by Cobra 6 Actual, Nov 6, 2015. Tony, you owe it to yourself to try a similar size Antonini 'Old Bear'; I think the 'medium' size is close to an Opinel #6. The small Old Bear is about the same size as the Opinel 7. Plus the lock mechanism is a distinct step above. So the Old Bear will sit a little bigger in your pocket. The straight forward handling and exceedingly classic look of this traditional pocket knife with walnut scales in combination with the affordable price make the Old Bear a more than attractive purchase. The best feature of the knives are the wooden handles, which carry the traditional locking mechanism. From his workshop at the foot of the French Alps, Opinel forged a cult classic. Atlantic Trading Estate The Antonini Knives Old Bear is a traditional clasp knife like the Opinel knives, but with a more ergonomic wooden handle and a more intricate locking mechanism. Verified Purchase. Our retail store will close 5.00pm Thursday 24th December and re-open 8.00am Monday 4th January 2021. However, the Old Bear is a good knife for the price range, and they make interesting options (coloured handles, all-black models, various woods, etc.). Official website of Opinel USA. BARRY The Bear also has some cool etching on the blade. The Old Bear's ferrule (the metal part that surrounds the hinge) is about 1 millimeter bigger, and, more importantly, the Old Bear's handle is about a half-inch (1 centimeter) longer. It is essentially a Viroblock that is inside the handle rather than outside like on the Opi. Made in Italy. The Antonini Old Bear series could best be described as what you would get if you bulked up the lock on an Opinel and then steeped it in rugged charm. This series represents a compelling interpretation of the classic utility pocketknife. Been using it around the house and it does perfom very well. The Opinel is invisible in my pocket, so I'm not sure this matters much. This series represents a compelling interpretation of the classic utility pocketknife. 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