I really enjoy modifying stuff to make it my own. Especially stuff I'm never going to part with. Opinels are so much fun for this. No guilt if you screw it up. This is a Inox no 8. I had lightly dropped the point just after I bought it. I liked the mod I did on my dog chewed no 12 that I wanted to try another. This time I wanted to retain as many original design elements as possible. There is a lot right about the lowly opinel. I'm not always about changing just to change. I retained the side curves of the original handle. I retained the original hook at the base of the handle. The end of the handle is very similar to the original but rounded but with the tippy tip nearly stock. The result is no hot spots in my very large hands.