The knife N°08 Le Tour de France will delight the enthusiasts of this mythical cycling race. Equipped with a handle made of stained and varnished yellow wood, with decorations made by pad printing, this knife also has a blade made of 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel, 8.5 cm long, ensuring a precise cut as well as a good resistance to corrosion. Practical, it is possible to lock the blade in open and closed position thanks to the safety ring.
Delivered in its kraft berlingot Le Tour de France, this Opinel knife has everything to please!
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).