Flip through a French dictionary to the page containing the word “Opinel,” you’ll see that’s it’s defined simply as a wooden folding knife. Read a little further between the lines, and you’ll see that this little wooden folding knife is in fact so deeply entrenched in French culture that it’s no longer just the name of a company — it’s an icon synonymous with the everyday French necessity, the pocket knife. The No. 10 corkscrew folding knife takes the classic Opinel silhouette and transforms it into a camping necessity.
(This knife features the Virobloc Safety ring. The Virobloc safety ring was invented and implemented in 1955. This simple yet effective locking system greatly improved the original knife.The ability to help prevent the blade from opening when closed was added to the Virobloc in 2000.)
This knife has a stainless steel blade that won’t rust; however, avoid leaving your Opinel knife in damp environments for too long and dry the blade after each use. The handle is made of wood and may expand and contract with extreme humidity (or lack thereof) and will temporarily affect the mechanism.
Read more in the Opinel FAQ.