The most iconic French pocket knife and sharpening stone.
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. 8 knife is the most iconic and bestselling of the folding Opinel blades and comes with an Opinel sharpening stone.
(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.)
Due to shipping regulations this item is unavailable for international delivery.
- Folding No. 8 knife
- Stainless steel blade, olive handle
- Comes with natural sharpening stone from Lombardi, Italy
- Patented Vibrobloc Locking System
- Made in France since 1890
- 12c27 Sandvik stainless steel blade
- Olive wood handle
- Sharpening stone made of Lombardi natural stone
- Blade length: 3 ¼”
- Knife length when open: 7 ½”
- Weight: 1.6 ounces
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.
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