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Carbon Blade No6 Folding Knife

by Opinel
4.6 out of 5 stars 233 customer reviews

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  • Handle: Beechwood
  • Blade: Carbon steel
  • Size: 3 5/8" closed
  • Packaging: Bulk
  • Opinel Part #: 113060 (No6VRN)
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Opinel's Carbon Blade No6 Folding Knife is about as cool and versatile as they come, oh and not to mention, about as affordable as any knife around. Crafted with a high quality wooden handle and an awesome carbon steel blade, this knife is sure to breeze through any cut you need. The Carbon Blade No6 Folding Knife has a quaint and sleek look, and is the perfect size for throwing into a purse, your pocket, or just in your pack waiting to be used. PRODUCT FEATURES: Carbon Steel (X90) Blade Blade Length: 2 14/16" Size Open: 6 1/2" Weight: .5 lb Handle: Beech Wood 113060 , opinel number six knifes , opinel number 6 folding knifes , opinel number 6 knifes , opinel number six knifes , no 6 knifes opinel , opinel knives , opinel knifes , opinel carbon blade knives , opinel carbon knifes , opinel folding knifes , opinel folding knives , opinel fold knives , opinel pocket knives , opinel pocket knifes , opinel hunting knives , opinel hunting knifes , opinel fishing knives , opinel fishing knifes , opinel camping knives , opinel camping knifes , opinel wooden handle knives , opinel wooden handle knifes , opinel wood handle knives , opinel wood handle knifes , opinel usa folding knives , opinel usa fold knives , opinel usa pocket knives , opinel usa pocket knifes , opinel usa hunting knives , opinel usa hunting knifes , opinel usa fishing knives , opinel usa fishing knifes , opinel usa camping knives , opinel usa camping knifes , opinel usa wooden handle knives , opinel usa wooden handle knifes , opinel usa wood handle knives , opinel usa wood handle knifes , opinel usa number six knifes , opinel usa number 6 folding knifes , opinel usa number 6 knifes , opinel usa number six knifes , no 6 knifes opinel usa , opinel usa knives , opinel usa knifes , opinel usa carbon blade knives , opinel usa carbon knifes , opinel usa folding knifes , knives , knifes , folding knives , folding knifes , camping knives , camping knifes , pocket knives , pocket knifes , backpacking knives , back

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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,619 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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I bought a #6 in France a dozen years ago and it stayed with me until this week, when it was confiscated by an airline security inspector in Mexico when I was departing for a plane home. (I'd managed to get it OUT of the U.S. with no problem!) Feeling the loss of a friend, I just purchased another one. Most reviewers comment on how sharp it is and how easy it is to sharpen -- all true. Repeated sharpening over time will narrow the blade, and eventually you may have to whittle the handle down a bit so you can pull the knife open. That's what happened to me. Not a big problem! The carbon steel blade should be lightly oiled to inhibit rust; if you use the knife for food, use mineral oil (which also puts a shine on the pearwood handle). Someone here complained that the knife is too big for toting around in a pocket. Nonsense. That reviewer prefers the smaller Opinels without the lock ring. Ignore this advice, because it is very easy to cut yourself badly with the smaller knife because nothing hold the blade open. I have a smaller Opinel that I stopped using for this reason.
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I have several Opinels and love them all. The six is a good compromise with a somewhat larger blade, suited for general utility or impromptu use as a dining knife, while still being discrete.

The quality is improved on the ones I purchased in France nearly twenty years ago, with the virobloc rotating collar lock now being able to secure the blade in the closed position for an extra degree of safety.

One of the nice things about the simple but reliable construction is the low weight. The low weight coupled with the smooth shape of the handles, make the six very comfortable to carry in a hip or front pocket, in contrast to the modern pseudo-tactical folders that rule the market.

The blade is made of high carbon tool steel, as other reviewers and the product description note, this classic steel is not rust proof, and will take a patina or mottled stained appearance in regular use, which most of us believe just adds to the character. I keep mine generally lightly wiped with olive oil as a protectant.

Opinels are easy to sharpen, the steel's composition and the simple edge geometry make resharpening easy. Coupled with the low cost, I believe that Opinels might be the best knife for sharpening beginners to practice their technique on. High carbon steel can take a fierce edge and be suprisingly tough, with benefit of being easy to touch back up.

Lastly, if you're a re-enactor, or one of the new steam-punk types, or just want to enjoy a timeless design that is not weighed down by a liner lock, zytel, pocket clip, thumbstud and half a dozen hex screws, the Opinel is a great choice. And with the affordable price, you can certainly give one a try.
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I have carried my #6 pocket knife for years, and though it has developed a nice patina (as any carbon blade will) it is still able to take an edge as well today as it did ten years ago. I also have a #8 and it is equally at home in my pocket, but I prefer the #6 for everyday carry, just a little more discrete. Being in the military, I have drawers full of multi-tools and pocket knives, but I will always carry Opinels, just the perfect single blade pocket knife!
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Opinel makes a decent knife of a distinctive design and relatively good quality for the money. They're simple, quite light, feel like a regular knife when locked open, and have a historical aspect that is appealing. I like them and own a few. That said, I find the #6 to be a little too large for carrying in my pocket every day, but a little too small for general use. If you want a pocket knife Opinel, I'd recommend buying smaller one, realizing that it won't have the locking ring. If you want a knife for camping, gardening, or other general use, but not general pocket carry, I'd look at the #8, either the classic or #8 Garden Knife (which I like). Whether to get a stainless steel or carbon steel blade is a personal choice. I like the carbon steel blade for smaller pocket-carry models as it holds a slightly better edge. However the Opinel SS blades are fine and a little less maintenance. I prefer the SS for the #8, since it lives in my camping box and I often use it as a paring knife and sometimes as a steak knife.

In retrospect, I wish I had gotten one of the smaller Opinels with the understanding that it wouldn't have the locking mechanism.

The Opinel is a simple, inexpensive, blade-only French "peasant's" knife whose design dates back to 1880. It is quite light with a beechwood handle and a unique twist-ring locking mechanism that effectively turns it into a standard paring knife. It feels like a regular knife in the hand when locked open, not like a pocket knife. The twist-lock mechanism (which Opinel added in 1955) works when the knife is open or closed. The materials are inexpensive. The blade is a bit on the thin-side, but the carbon steel one I bought came with a very nice (sharp) factory edge and holds it nicely.
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The knife arrived sharp and in excellent condition. It holds an edge very well, is attractive, functional, and overall a great knife. The only thing to consider when purchasing this knife is the carbon steel blade. If you plan on carrying this knife outdoors in moist environments, do not buy it. Buy the stainless steel No. 6 instead. I once cut the flowers off of some lettuce with this knife, exposing the blade to a infinitesimal amount of moisture. When I opened the blade 2 days later, I noticed tiny rust spots there. This should be no problem for regular users, as long as the blade is kept oiled.

While these rust spots might deter some, it's also important to note that the carbon steel blade holds an edge better than the stainless steel one.
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