Delicate and sophisticated.
N°08 are renowned for their cutting qualities and ease of maintenance. Walnut is a resistant wood, ideal for your outdoor activities. The varnish applied to the handle provides protection against moisture and stains. It is also equipped with a Virobloc® safety ring that offers the possibility to lock the blade in the open or closed position.
The dark tones of walnut will enhance your Opinel.
- Blade length : 8.5 cm
- The Sandvik 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: Walnut is a wood from France. It is brown, sometimes yellowish or greyish, and often darkly veined.
- 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).