This Opinel No. 8 pocket knife with leather sheath from the Tradition series has a length of 19.0 cm and a weight of 47 grams. It is ideal for trekking, picnicking, barbecuing, hunting and fishing. A real EDC pocket knife that can be used for everything!
The knife has a Virobloc lock, also called a ring lock. With a Virobloc, the hinges of the blade are solidly blocked by the ring. This type of locking system can be operated with two hands, which means that you will be less likely to end up too close to the edge. The ring is often used to lock the knife when closed. And by using oil you also make sure that the ring moves easily.
Type of steel
The blade is made from Sandvik 12C27 steel. A small amount of carbon has been added to the steel. As such the knives are razor-sharp.
The handle is made from beech wood, a very strong type of wood which you see on many Opinel handles. Please note: long-term exposure to the sun can discolour the wood. As such you should always store the knife in a dark place after use.
Accessories and maintenance
To benefit from this Opinel-pocket knife maintenance is essential. A drop of Ballistol oil prevents the wood from drying out and it ensures that it will not lose its colour. Do not forget to oil the hinges as well. This keeps the ring running smoothly. With Opinel's sharpening stones, you can make the blade razor-sharp again. Moreover, always keep it in a suitable sheath to prevent damage to the metal. In short: check out our combideals and complete your purchase!