Follow up....the Opinel is the best damn knife I've ever owned.
I used my Lansky rod/stone system to put a 17 degree angle, polished it up with a sapphire stone and removed the burr with a few light strokes on my honing steel. OH MY GOD, never had a knife as sharp as this.
I have a cheap 6" strop and some green honing compound on order from Amazon just to see how much scarier I can get this knife.
Also, added a vinegar and mustard patina to it. Didn't achieve the...