This Opinel No. 8 pocket knife from the Luxury Tradition series has a length of 19.5 cm and a weight of 44 grams. It is ideal for trekking, picnics, barbecues, 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 firmly blocked by the ring. This type of locking system requires two hands, which means your fingers are less likely to come near the cutting edge. The ring is often also used to lock the knife when closed. With a drop of oil, you can make sure the ring will keep turning smoothly.
The blade is made from stainless Sandvik 12C27 steel, which is extremely durable thanks to the addition of chrome. A small amount of carbon has also been added to the steel. Opinel has sharpened the knives until razor-sharp.
The handle is made of oak from France. Oak has a high tannin content and is therefore resistant to insects and fungi. Oak is also a very hard wood, making it highly durable in use. You can recognise an oak handle by its yellow-brown appearance and the regular play of lines in the wood.
Accessories and maintenance
To keep enjoying your Opinel pocket knife for longer, maintenance is essential. A drop of Ballistol oil prevents the wood from drying out and ensures that it won't lose its colour. Don't forget to oil the hinges as well. This keeps the ring running smoothly. You can make the blade razor-sharp again with Opinel's sharpening stones. Always store your knife properly in a matching sheath to prevent damage to the metal. In other words: check out our combo deals and complete your set!