Opinel No.8 Carbone Knife

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

Opinel No.8 Carbone Knife

Regular price $19.00
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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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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
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The German brand name of this honing steel is Kopala.
My French Opinel #8 Carbone knife is now razor sharp.

John T
Great quality knife

It cut’s well and has a great feel to the handle. We liked it so much we bought the garden version as a gift for my father in law.

douglas larsen

Opinel No.8 Carbone Knife

Dave Jones
Knice Knife

This is a really Knice Knife.

mark schultz
Great knife


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