No. 08 knife by Opinel


The No. 08 knife is the classic pocket knife from Opinel. Manufactured in Savoie in the French Alps for over 125 years, Opinel’s heritage in knife manufacturing is renowned.

The locking mechanism, introduced in 1955, in order to improve safety; invented by the owner at the time, Marcel Opinel, the son of the founder, Joseph Opinel.

The blade shape is a Yatagan shape. A traditional Turkish saber, the toe up, inspired the shape. An exclusive convex profile ensures the strength of the blade and also allows efficient regrinding.

Available in three woods; walnut, oak and olive.

  • 8.5 cm blade in Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel.
  • Virobloc safety ring, locks the blade in either the open or closed position.
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