Opinel No.8 Carbone Knife

Opinel No.8 Carbone Knife
Opinel No.8 Carbone Knife

Opinel No.8 Carbone Knife

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French Opinel pocket knives, inexpensive, lightweight, and made from superb steel, are the standard knife of French farmers, hikers, foragers and cyclo-tourists. In fact, almost everyone who spends time in the countryside seems to have one. They've been made since 1890 in the town of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the Rhône-Alpes.

We love the simple rotating ring that locks the blade either open or closed, eliminating the need for a spring. The handle is beech, a light but tough wood. This makes Opinel knives great for cyclists and hikers.

They are available with either carbon steel or stainless steel blades and in a number of sizes. The #8 (8.5cm blade) is considered the standard and most versatile size. Like most traditionalists, I prefer the #8 carbon blade version. The carbon blade can rust if not wiped after use, but it develops a beautiful patina. The carbon blade is also easier to sharpen and takes a better edge - experts compare it to blades costing 10-times more.

Free Shipping for Retail customers with subtotals over $150: Velo Orange offers free shipping to the lower 48 States for retail orders with a subtotal of at least $150. Use the coupon code 150SHIP when you check out to get the deal.

Free Shipping for Wholesale customers with subtotals over $400: Velo Orange offers free shipping for wholesale orders to the lower 48 States with a subtotal of at least $400. No coupon code required for this deal.

Oversize international shipping: Large products including (but not limited to) frames, fork, fenders, handlebars, racks, and rims may incur oversize shipping charges. We will notify you of additional charges.

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douglas larsen

Opinel No.8 Carbone Knife

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Dave Jones
Knice Knife

This is a really Knice Knife.

m
mark schultz
Great knife

Light

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John Baum

It's about what I expected, simple and elegant. The round handle makes it a bit too bulky to use as an every day pocket knife. I think I might prefer a smaller version.

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frank goodwin
Now I know what others have talked about!

I'm awash with pocket knives, especially the "gadget" type swiss army knives
and various multi tools. This is something else. There is something satisfying about the simplicity of a tool designed to do one thing, CUT, and it does that well. It's easily the sharpest knife I own, right out of the box. I use it nearly everyday and at most it needs the lightest touch to get it razor sharp again.. A keeper!

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