The N°08 Le Tour de France Polka Dot Jersey knife is a perfect gift for a cycling enthusiast who loves the mountain stages of the race! It has a 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel blade measuring 8.5 cm, ensuring a high resistance to corrosion as well as a perfect cut. Very beautiful, its white wooden handle stained and varnished has decorations made by pad printing. Secure, it also has a ring to maintain the knife in open or closed position.
Practical, it is delivered in its kraft berlingot Le tour de France - Official product
Technical characteristics :
- Blade length: 8.5 cm
- The modified Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel developed for Opinel is renowned for its sharpness and ease of maintenance. The stainless steel able to undergo the heat treatment which 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.
- 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 up 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).