The handle of the Atelier collection is the result of the creativity and know-how of our cabinetmakers and combines walnut and ebony. This novelty is in line with Opinel's approach to use as much European wood as possible and to optimize wood consumption by reinterpreting the scraps from the manufacture of handles.
The Tradition N°08 Atelier knives have a handle made of walnut from French forests with a heel made of African ebony, these two species are separated by a maple leaf. Each handle is bufﬂé by hand. The blades are modiﬁed stainless steel, ﬁnition ground-polished.
- Blade length: 8.5 cm
- Sandvik's modified 12C27 stainless steel developed for Opinel is renowned for its sharpness and ease of maintenance. The stainless steel capable of undergoing the heat treatment that gives it its good hardness is called martensitic. It has a carbon content at least equal to 0.40% which allows to obtain a very satisfactory cutting edge without being sensitive to corrosion.57-58 HRC blade hardness.
- Handle : Handle in walnut from French forests with heel in African ebony. These two species are separated by a maple leaf.
- Safety ring : Invented in 1955 by Marcel Opinel, the Virobloc safety ring is used on all closing knives from N°06. Cut out of stainless steel, the Virobloc is made of two parts: a fixed part and a sliding part. In addition to locking the blade in the open position (safety in use), it is now possible to lock the blade in the closed position (safety in transport).