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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Craig Sobering
Opinel No. 8 Carbone

Bought this knife originally for my son, but he didn't appreciate it so I swapped with him. I love this knife. It sharpens easily and holds an edge well - much better than my stainless knives. Its very light weight too which I guess is why so many cyclists use it. Simple function. Very good value for the $. My only complaint is the shape of the handle isn't ideal for larger handed people. If I had it to do again would buy the No. 9 for the slightly longer handle.

Oops, I also forgot to mention...

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

Douglas M
What I forgot to mention...

Both carbon steel and stainless steel knife blades can be shaped by the use of sharpening stones but to make a knife blade razor sharp a hand-held sharpening steel rod is most useful, such as professional kitchen chefs would use, and once a knife edge has been shaped then these are the final steel honing/finishing rods you would need, made in Germany, true honing steels, the best of the best; https://www.amazon.com/s?k=KOPALA+SUPER+Hardness+Honing+Steel+12-inch+Round+Knife+Sharpener+Steel+Sharpening+Rod+for+Kitchen+Knives+Honing+Rod&i=garden&crid=21HSB9U5GG439&sprefix=kopala+super+hardness+honing+steel+12-inch+round+knife+sharpener+steel+sharpening+rod+for+kitchen+knives+honing+rod+%2Cgarden%2C141&ref=nb_sb_noss These honing steels can also quickly sharpen a Swiss Army small pocket knife having a 33mm blade to a razor edge.

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

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