Opinel “N°08 Stainless Steel Pocket Knife” with Sheath

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Although simple in appearance, Opinel knives are the result of very elaborate techniques in which Joseph Opinel put function first and then combined it with aesthetic quality.

The handle is of varnished Beech – one of the most elegant large trees, with a smooth trunk and dense foliage. Beech wood is very good for carving.

Blade Length for No.8 Knife – 8.5cm using the Sandvik stainless steel, developed by Opinel. It is renowned for its incomparable cutting qualities and does not require any special washing upkeep. The stainless steel capable of undergoing the heat treatment that gives it its good hardness is called martensitic.

The Sheath – Alpine Sport Sheath Black synthetic leather with nylon stitching.

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.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 handle is made from durable Beech wood from France, being hard, durable and easy to work. With a homogeneous appearance, its light color varies from yellow to pink. It is characterized by the presence of numerous small, dark dashes. 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 Opinel folding knife is an ideally sized backup or emergency pocket knife, perfect for all purposes – a true all rounder.


  • 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:    Beech wood
  • Weight:                  48 Grams (1.69 oz)
  • Made in:                France
  • SKU:                       YO001089

We have more products in this range that we will be gradually adding to this website. If you are looking for a particular Opinel knife and do not see it here, please send us an email to enquiries@warebroscutlery.com.au.

Ware Bros Cutlery – The Knife Shop is an Authorised Australian Retailer of Opinel knives.

For your information all Opinel products purchased from Ware Bros Cutlery – The Knife Shop come with an Australian backed warranty (some conditions do apply).

Under Australian law no knife can be sold to persons under the age of 18 years. In making a purchase from this website you acknowledge that you are 18 years of age or older.