This Opinel No. 8 pocket knife from the Slim Line series has a length of 18.5 cm and a weight of 28 grams. Its narrow blade makes it ideal for filleting fish and cutting fine, thin slices, among other things. Opinel Slim Line knives are available in various, luxurious wooden handles and are very affordable. They're also great all-rounders that you can carry with you at all times! Are you looking for an affordable, everyday pocket knife made with beautiful materials? Then this is the pocket knife for you!
The knife has a Virobloc lock, also known as 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.
The blade is made from stainless steel Sandvik 12C27 steel. This steel 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 beech, a very strong type of wood that you see in many Opinel handles. Please note: long exposure to the sun can discolour the wood. As such, you should always store your knife away from sunlight after use. That way, you can enjoy this beautiful knife for longer!
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. Grease the hinges from time to time so that the ring continues to turn 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 Opinel set!