Opinel Folding Studio Black Oak Pocket Knife
Masterfully crafted all the way from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in Savoie, France, Opinel’s Stainless Steel Folding Every day Carry Locking Pocket Knife is a celebration of the renowned knife-maker’s excellence when it comes to the design and fabrication of some of the world’s most iconic wooden-handled knives. Opinel has been making these knives since 1890 and there is no sign of letting up on its quest for excellent blades.
Using only the finest stainless steel supplied by Sweden’s Sandvik, Opinel crafts the No. 8 with Sandvik 12C27 chromium-infused modified stainless steel. It is the addition of this metal that gives the No. 8 its amazing corrosion-resistant properties. Not only is it tough against rusting, but the unique chemical formulation of its stainless steel also gives it a zero-maintenance characteristic. It also boasts of at least 0.40% carbon to ensure it can cut through anything you throw on its path.
The handle of the No. 8 is nothing less than a beauty. Opinel has always depended on solid beech wood to give its knives the kind of robust construction they demand. The wooden handle is durable and heavy-duty, yet it feels just right when gripped by the hands. The wood used in Opinel’s No. 8 Folding EDC Pocket Knife is sourced from sustainably-managed forests deep in the French Alps.
An integral part of the No. 8 is the Virobloc safety ring which effectively increases the safety and security of the pocket knife whether the blade is fully deployed or folded within its wooden housing. It’s the kind of technology that gives you peace of mind whenever slipping the knife into your pocket, fully confident that it will never accidentally deploy its blade. The same mechanism is what gives you security when using the knife so that it also doesn’t accidentally fold.
Whether it is slicing cheese or apples or carving into charcuterie, the Opinel No. 8 Stainless Steel Folding EDC Locking Pocket Knife easily gets the job done. It’s sharp, robust, and doesn’t require any tedious and worrisome maintenance. And with its classically elegant wooden-handled look, it’s always a wonderful addition to any pocket knife collection.