Opinel N Degree7 Bechwood Handle Carbon Steel Knife, 8 cm Blade
|Price:||$11.75 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details|
|You Save:||$2.85 (20%)|
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and .
If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon .
- Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
- Made in France
- Beautifully crafted
- Made using the highest quality materials
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
-So cheap that I wouldn't flinch if something bad happened to it
-Gentleman enough to use to slice an apple or a roll while eating
-Not too large for the pocket, but not too small for the hand
-Carbon blade tarnishes and requires periodical oiling
-Wooden handle can swell with moisture and the hinge will stiffen until it dries.
-OPINEL logo on the handle is already starting to wear off from being in my pocket.
-When I opened the package there were no cookies inside
Opinel knives are super light and easy to carry around. The locking mechanism is slow and takes two hands to operate, but it works very well. I don't know what steel they use on these but it holds and edge well and appears to be heat treated much better than most inexpensive knives.
The best feature of these knives however, is the way the blades are ground. No other factory knives I've seen are ground as thin at the edge as an Opinel. A thin edge makes for more efficient cutting and much easier sharpening.
These make great everyday knives, and great mushroom foraging knives. The carbon steel is extremely easy to sharpen to a razor edge, and just a few draws across a steel will clean it up fast when it needs a touch-up.
It seems that the No8 is the most popular size, but even though I have long fingers and fairly large hands I still prefer the less bulky No7, which fits my definition of the perfect sized pocket knife. The great thing about Opinel is that you can get just about any size that you could ever want.
A tip for those unfamiliar with carbon steel and afraid of rust... don't wait for nature to take its course, force a patina on the blade and it'll never rust after that. My prep process for a new Opinel knife:
1) Lightly sand off the logo on the handle.
2) Using a larger grit, round off the upper edge of the handle so that the profile of the upper side of the handle more closely matches the lower side of the handle... (removing the upward flare at the end of the handle). IMO this makes it feel much more sleek and looks much nicer.
3) Oil the handle with walnut oil, making sure to get it in around the hinge area.
4) Wet a paper towel with vinegar
5) Wrap the blade in the wet paper towel. Let it sit for a few hours. (alternatively, stick the blade into a lemon/tomato for a few hours)
6) Come back to the knife in a few hours... it'll look really disgusting with thick black goo on the blade that smells unpleasant.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great simple yet fully functional old school folder! and at a great pricePublished 5 days ago by trav s
Fast shipping, excellent quality, sharp out of the box. Couldn't ask for anything better!Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
For the price, cannot beat it. Very light and beautifully designed. For EDC or use around the house or campsite, everyone should own a few of these.Published 14 days ago by Michael E. Leonard
Overall its a pretty nice knife. The blade does tarnish fairly well, but is easily cleaned and has a nice look to it. The movement is a bit tight for my liking out of the boxPublished 26 days ago by Jacob
Awesome, this design has withstood the test of time and has been manufactured for like a hundred years. This is my fourth i have the 12 (too big) and the 9 and 8. Read morePublished 1 month ago by marc