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No. 08 Padouk Wood Pocket Knife



Color: Padouk




An icon of French EDC, proudly made in France and carried around the world for over 100 years

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 N°08 is a versatile pocket knifed sized to fit in a pocket easily and tackle any everyday cutting application.

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.

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  • Iconic French design that's versatile and suited to a wide variety of cutting tasks
  • Stainless steel blade made from Sandvik steel provides an excellent cutting edge and superior corrosion resistance
  • Ergonomic handle for comfortable cutting
  • Handle made from padouk wood with exceptional stability, resistance to humidity, and a very high natural durability
  • Patented Vibrobloc Locking System locks the blade in the closed or open position as needed
  • Stamped with the "Crowned Hand" — Joseph Opinel's chosen maker's mark — to guarantee authenticity
  • Proudly made in France since 1890

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