The iconic N°08 pocket knife is available with a stainless steel blade for excellent corrosion resistance and is the most popular knife size in the collection. This multi-purpose tool with special wood handle is a real must-have for the collector.
Opinel Limited Edition Beli Wood No.08 Folding Knife
You can’t go wrong with an Opinel, simple design with good steel and great value. A combination that has worked for years and will carry on working for years and years.
Opinel 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 good strength of the cutting edge, resistance to wear and easy sharpening. The mirror finish on the blade elevates the status of this knife to a collector’s item.
They use Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel which is quite simply one of the best stainless steels on the market. It is anti-corrosive thanks to the addition of chrome and requires no special maintenance. Its carbon content of at least 0.40% gives an excellent cutting edge.
The blade locks using the Virobloc safety ring, which in addition to locking the blade in the open position for safety of use, now enables locking of the blade in the closed position for safety during carrying. Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to all folding knives from the N° 06. Cut out of stainless steel, the Virobloc has two sections, one fixed and one sliding. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it is now possible to lock the blade closed (safety in transport). The Opinel Yatagan blade, with its curved point and round profile, is effective, precise, elegant. The Yatagan shape 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.
The handle is made from durable Gabonese Beli wood from Gabon, also known as Awoura or Zebrali, Beli is a type of wood found in the forests of Gabon. Its grain has a very pronounced dark to golden brown colour, giving it an appearance that differs from any other wood. It is characterized by the presence of numerous small, dark dashes.
The Opinel folding knife is an ideally sized backup or emergency pocket knife, perfect for all purposes – a true all rounder.
Each knife is supplied in a blue gift box with a black suedette pouch.
Overall Length: Open: 19.4 cm (7.64″) Closed: 11 cm (4.33″)
Blade Length: 8.2 cm (3.22″)
Blade Thickness: 1.7 mm
Steel: Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel
Hardness: 6-58 HRC
Handle Material: Gabonese Beli wood
Made in: France
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