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Opinel No. 8 Folding Knives

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  • Carbon steel is extremely hard, thereby guaranteeing excellent cutting quality, good wear resistance and easy regrinding
  • Beech is the most commonly used wood for the manufacture of Opinel handles. From France, beech is hard, durable and easy to work
  • The Yatagan shape blade is inspired by a traditional Turkish saber, the toe up
  • The blade is ground to an exclusive convex profile that ensures the strength of the blade and allows efficient regrinding
  • Made in France with a full warranty against manufacturing defects


The Opinel No. 8 is the most sold and versatile size in the ever growing line of Opinel folding knives. This knife with a 3.25" blade is small enough to be used as a pocket knife. The sheath included is made of rugged synthetic leather. This combo pack comes in a wooden box that can be gift wrapped. Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to all folding knives sizes. Cut out of stainless steel, the Virobloc has two sections, one fixed and one sliding. In addition to locking the blade open safety while in use, it is now possible to lock the blade closed when on the go.

Avoid leaving your carbon blade knife in damp environments for too long. Place a little food grade mineral oil on all metal parts regularly. Dry the blade using a dry cloth after each use. Opinel carbon knife blades are made using steels with a high carbon content, which is what makes it possible to achieve the excellent hardness after heat treatment, guaranteeing the strength of the cutting edge, resistance to wear and easy of sharpening. The hardness obtained after heat treatment are theoretically slightly greater in steels that do not contain chrome. The cutting strength is therefore better with a carbon steel knife and sharpening is much easier than a stainless steel blades which contain chrome. However, carbon has a low resistance to corrosion caused by moisture, which means that certain precautionary measures are necessary when using and storing a carbon knives. It's recommended to avoid damp environments and to dry the blade after each use.

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