In 1890 Joseph Opinel designed his first pocket knife in Savoie (French Alps), he created a tool that was as robust and functional as it was simple and beautiful. Today, that same pocket knife is an iconic design object : instantly recognizable, imminently useful, and beloved by generations. Designed to stand the test of time, Opinel knives and tools are made with Opinel’s original dedication to craftsmanship and quality.
Blade length : 8.5 cm
We use Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel. It is anti-corrosive thanks to the addition of chrome and requires no special maintenance. Its carbon content of at least 0.40% gives excellent cutting edge.Blade hardness 57-58 HRC
The classic Opinel blade has adopted a Yatagan shape. The Yatagan shape is inspired by a traditional Turkish saber, the toe up. The blade is ground to an exclusive convex profile that ensures the strength of the blade and allows efficient regrinding.
- Blade Length: 3.28″
- Closed Length: 4.31″
- Overall Length: 7.59″
- Blade Thickness: 0.06″
- Blade Material: 12C27 Stainless Steel
- Blade Style: Yatagan, Clip Point
- Blade Grind: Convex
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Thickness: 0.81″
- Handle Material: Beechwood
- Locking Mechanism: Virobloc Safety Ring
- Pocket Clip: None
- Weight: 1.6 oz.
- Made in France