Carbon Blade No6 Folding Knife
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- Handle: Beechwood
- Blade: Carbon steel
- Size: 3 5/8" closed
- Packaging: Bulk
- Opinel Part #: 113060 (No6VRN)
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|Item Dimensions||3.94 x 9.84 x 13.78 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.02 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
Update 5 1/2 years later...still my favorite pocket knife. My Opinel has never gotten loose, broken the tip after abuse, or failed to get sharp. I don't know why these are not more popular in the U.S. but if you are looking for a real knife that will be able to pass to your grandkids, get this one. I promise, you won't be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Considering the price it's a good buy. Holds an edge fairly well, locking mechanism is solid, super lightweight for carrying in your pocket. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Condor IV
I love this knife i bring it with me everywhere i go!
i thought i was going to receive a knife that i had to spend time sharpening but to my surprise it came in razor... Read more
I'm incredibly happy I pulled the trigger on this knife. I've been on the hunt for a good quality EDC blade and this one really fits the bill. Read more
Very Sharp good quality. Sheath doesnt fit the best but a wonderful knife especially for the price.Published 4 days ago by Kyle
Every time I buy an Opinel I end up giving it away. Someone will see me using it (cutting foil off a bottle of wine is, I think, my most frequent use) and they'll immediately want... Read morePublished 5 days ago by IrishBill
These are great basic pocket knives. They look like woodworkers tools. Always get a comment. Different, light, handy. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Keith D
This knife is really great, simple knife. There aren't any flashy tactical, spring assisted, belt cutting, window smashing parts sticking out. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Tiger
Oh I Don't want no refuned i am going to keep all of the opinel knifes they are Beautiful and quality obove I am 70 years old i have had every kind of knife you can thank of but... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer