Opinel “N°12 Carbon Steel Pocket Knife”

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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.  The folding knife for farming and hunting. Intended for resistant materials N°12 has the optimal size for farm work and hunting. At the table, it becomes an original and effective utility knife to cut cheese and mountain ham.

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 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 Opinel folding knife is an ideally sized backup or emergency pocket knife, perfect for all purposes – a true all rounder.

Beginning in 1890, the Opinel Originals collection included 12 sizes, numbered from 1 – 12. In 1932 fabrication of the No. 1 stopped; it having a 2cm blade and a box wood handle. It was meant to be attached to a key fob or watch chain and used as a pipe cleaner nail cleaner …. In 1935 the No. 11 ceased production as its size was considered too similar to the other large knives.

The main feature of the carbon steel are its exceptional cutting quality and very easy sharpening. To protect the blade against rust, as carbon can corrode easily, the blade must be wiped clean of fingerprints and washed and dried after each use.


  • Overall Length:     Open: 28.2 cm (11.1.”)  Closed: 16 cm (6.3″)
  • Blade Length:       12.0 cm (4.72″)
  • Blade Thickness:   2.25 mm
  • Steel:                     Carbon steel
  • Hardness:              6-58 HRC
  • Handle Material:   Beech wood
  • Weight:                  112 Grams (3.9 oz)
  • Made in:                France
  • SKU:                       YO113120

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.