Opinel Carbon Steel Knife - the classic French pen-knife
The original Opinel carbon steel, the famous high quality cutting edge, easy to sharpen. Sensitive to rusting, the blade must me carefully maintained - but has the advantage it can be sharpened on a rock to gain a quick edge!
Perfect for outdoor activities and sports, it is also practical and efficient for daily manual work (small crafts and sewing).
The no 6. is ideal for small hands; the no. 8 or 9 for most men's hands and the 10 upwards if you want a larger blade.
IT IS ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 TO PURCHASE A KNIFE OVER BLADE LENGTH 3 INCHES. AS SUCH, WE MAY INSTITUTE CHECK TO ENSURE THE PURCHASERS AGE. THIS WILL BE COMMUNICATED BY EMAIL TO ANYONE PURCHASING A KNIFE. WE APOLOGISE IN ADVANCE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE, BUT WE ARE SURE THAT YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THE REASONS FOR DOING THIS.
Here is current Government Guidance.
Our carbon steel is extremely hard, thereby guaranteeing excellent cutting quality, good wear resistance and easy regrinding. Carbon can corrode easily. We advise you to avoid damp locations and to wipe and grease the blade after use.
Beech is the most commonly used wood for the manufacture of Opinel handles. From France, our beech is 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.
Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to all folding knives from the N° 06 upwards. 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).