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OPINEL no8 Folding Knife Beechwood Carbon Steel Collar Lock

Price: $20.99

  • Model: OP13080
  • Weight:100g
  • Availability:In Stock
  • Brand:OPINEL

The Opinel knife has long been a feature of everyday French culture.  Every piece of Opinel knives are hand picked for quality, design and innovation.

Traditional model of Opinel is with a beechwood handle and a high carbon steel blade (takes a very good edge but needs sharpening regularly, and must be kept clean to avoid tarnish and rust).  Construction of the knife is very simple, consisting of only four parts: blade, wooden handle, a metal band with a rivet on which the blade pivots, and a locking collar that holds the blade in place when the knife is open, to stop the blade accidentally closing on the hand of the user. This feature is necessary because there is no spring to hold the knife open.  In recent years it has been modified slightly to lock the blade in the closed position as well, to prevent it opening accidentally. The locking collar was introduced traced back to 1955.

Opinels come in eleven sizes numbered from 2 to 13, # 1 and 11 having been discontinued in 1939.  Number 8 (an 8.3 cm blade) is perhaps the most popular and convenient size for general purpose use, though the larger models are excellent as camping or kitchen knives.

   -  Lightweight, easy to carry around, weight 0.25 lbs
   -  Length:    3.25" blade, 4 3/8'' closed
   -  Tempered High Carbon Steel blade with crowned hand hallmark etching
   -  Beechwood Handle
   -  Ferrule ring turns to lock blade securely in place
   -  Made in France

About Opinel (*extracted from the official website)
The Opinel folding knife born in the Savoie region in 1890 has, over time, become a universal object, considering its wide use throughout the world.

A genuine trigger of memories, it is still recognized as one of the best knives in the world. With the same attention to simplicity and reliability, Opinel has designed other ranges of knives and tools for all those who appreciate effective cutting.  A simple, robust and faithful tool … the essential little knife can be found in the pockets of the greatest artists, adventurers, navigators and mountaineers… such as Pablo Picasso, Roger Frison Roche, Alain Colas, Eric Tabarly, Jean-Louis Etienne, Ellen Mac Arthur and many more..

A constant landmark…cited in countless books and songs, it has risen to the status of a timeless cult object, an unavoidable symbol of French culture.

Design reference … chosen as one of the 100 most beautiful objects in the world in 1985 by the Victoria and Albert Museum in “The good design guide”, in 2006 it entered the “Phaidon Design Classics” reference book as one of the 999 most significant designs of all times. It is also cited in the catalogue of the New-York Museum of Modern Art…


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