This Opinel Explore No. 12 is an outdoor pocket knife for the real outdoor enthusiast. In addition to the razor-sharp blade it has been enhanced with a couple other practical tools. Think of an emergency whistle, firesteel, cutting hook and lanyard eye. As such it is one of the most versatile Opinel knives ever.
The handle is made from polyamide with rubber scales. The end of the handle is enhanced with a built-in emergency whistle of no less than 110 dB! In the end of the handle you will find two separate parts: a firesteel and a steel part with cutting hook and lanyard eye. It might be tricky at first getting them out, but it is cleverly constructed! At the back of the box you will find more information.
The knife has a Virobloc lock, also called a ring lock. In the case of a Virobloc the hinges of the blade are firmly locked by the ring. This type of lockings system is controlled with two hands to make sure your fingers won't get anywhere near the cutting surface. The ring is also used to block the knife when closed. With a drop of oil you can make sure the ring will keep turning smoothly.