Opinel Stainless Steel Folding Pocket Knife
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- Simple, sturdy, efficient and easy to use, this essential tool remains unchanged since 1890 but is unmatched in its design. Raw material and colors may vary from one collection to another, but its style remains deeply steeped in history and tradition. This timeless knife is for people who enjoy the outdoors, and is a must-have tool for professional or amateur handymen. It is used everywhere from the garden to the table, a knife that is given as a gift and passed down to loved ones.
- Opinel's stainless steel blades are made of Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel. It is anti-corrosive thanks to the addition of chromium and requires no special maintenance. Its carbon content of at least 0.40% provides an excellent cutting edge. Each blade is stamped with the "Crowned Hand" mark. In 1909, Joseph Opinel chose the Crowned Hand emblem for his knives as a symbol to represent the origin and quality of Opinel knives.
- Beech is the most commonly used wood for the manufacture of Opinel handles. Beech is hard, durable and easy to work with. With a homogeneous appearance, its light color varies from yellow to pink. It is characterized by the presence of numerous small, dark dashes. To prevent a negative impact on the environment (pollution from transport, deforestation ...), 95% of the wood for handles comes from sustainably managed French forests.
- Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to all folding knives as of the No 06. Cut out of stainless steel, the Virobloc has two sections, one fixed and one sliding. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it is now possible to lock the blade closed (safety in transport)
- Opinel products are guaranteed under normal use and exchanged in case of manufacturing defects. Damage due to normal wear and tear or improper use are not covered by the warranty.
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Our classic folding knife is a design icon. Simple and beautiful, sharp and durable, the No. 8 is an international bestseller. Tuck it into your pocket for a picnic. Keep it in your desk for workday lunches. Carve into charcuterie, cheese, or a crisp apple, or whittle a stick for campfire s’mores. With an easy-to-maintain stainless steel blade, this knife is ready for wherever your adventures might take you.
Opinel knives are designed to stand the test of time; some carry Opinel knives handed down from parents and grandparents. Follow a few simple instructions to ensure your knife lasts for years to come.
• Hand-wash after each use
• Wipe the blade dry
• Store in a dry place and keep out of damp conditions
• Expect the wooden handle to swell or contract slightly with use; wood is a living material that can be affected by humidity and atmospheric conditions. If your blade feels stuck, use the “Opinel knock” — rapping the end of the knife on a hard surface — to loosen the blade slightly
• Grease the metal parts, including the Virobloc locking mechanism, on a regular basis
• Use a whetstone or other fine-grain natural stone to sharpen your blade. Make sure the blade is dry and clean, and hold the sharpening stone at an approximately 20-degree angle from the blade while sharpening
You should NOT...
• Put your knife in the dishwasher
• Use bleach or chlorine to clean your knife
• Leave your knife in wet or damp conditions for extended periods of time
• Blade length: 8.5 cm/3.35 inches
• Materials: Stainless steel blade, varnished beechwood handle
Versatile in its use, classic in its design and construction, the Opinel No. 8 has been carried — and appreciated — by generations. A classic pocket knife designed to stand the test of time.
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Opinels are super sharp, super classy, and will last you a lifetime if you take care of them. What other functional art object (they have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art as part of an exhibit of modern design classics) can you purchase for less than $20? Truly heirloom quality piece of goods. Not overstated, fancy, or "tactical", Opinels do what knives should do (cut) very well, without pretending to be anything else. Not a weapon, not a prybar, not a mobile tool kit. Just a knife. If you think you want one, just get it. You won't be disappointed. Even better, get several, and give one to your best friend, wife, brother, sister, dad, mom, kid, niece, nephew, grandkid, uncle, cousin. They will thank you for it, and always remember the thoughtful person who gave it to them.
If you plan to have some blade intensive tasks, you might want to get a bit bigger model. I might get a no 8 or no 10 also so that I have a slightly larger knife for taking hiking. But, this is a perfect blade to have on you all the time. It's got old fashion charm and elegant simplicity. Also, in the age of "tacticool" pocket knives, I like that this is made of traditional materials and is non threatening.
This one has a polished blade and very nicely finished Bubinga handle, so it's a little more decorative than the standard model.
If you're looking for a spring-loaded, auto opening hyper modern knife, this ain't it. The retainer ring may look primitive to some, but works fine: twist to open or close, twist to lock in either position.
I carry mine all the time and use it for everything: opening letters and packages, hacking through the excessive plastic packaging on drugstore and electronic items, whatever.
Once received I was so happy with it, defiantly beautiful, light weight, sharp right out of the box.
Been carrying it a few weeks and is great. I got compliments on it, the edge is holding up great, the steel is not corroding like many many many other knives I have gotten.
I highly recommend this knife. Will be buying more soon and different sizes.
Advantages? Great steel for the blade -- very sharp. Also, the design is quite elegant, and the knife itself is well made.
Disadvantages? The knife is inconvenient to carry and use. If you are used to a modern lockback knife, this throwback design will be clumsy to deploy -- it takes two hands to do it safely, so you have to get the knife out and ready BEFORE you need it. Also, this size is rather large for pocket carry -- the handle is round and takes up lots of space. One of the smaller ones might be acceptable, or you might buy a belt holster.
However, if you collect knives, it's well worth the purchase. There is a big "conversation starter" value to this knife, but there are certainly more practical knives for everyday use.
Cons: Handle seems to be unfinished (not a big deal to me, but means it could stain easily), locking mechanism looks a little inelegant (if you look down the blade, you can see that the locking mechanism is just an almost complete ring of ~0.25cm metal that's been bent. The shape isn't quite flush with the rest of the knife on the edges so the price shows).
Overall great for the price and would highly recommend!