THE OPINEL FOLDING KNIFE WAS BORN IN THE SAVOIE REGION OF FRANCE IN 1890 AND HAS BECOME A UNIVERSAL OBJECT DUE TO ITS WIDE USE AND POPULARITY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
IT IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE BEST KNIVES IN THE WORLD. WITH IT'S SIMPLICITY AND RELIABILITY, OPINEL KNIVES AND TOOLS ARE FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE EFFECTIVE CUTTING.
A SIMPLE, ROBUST AND FAITHFUL TOOL, THIS ESSENTIAL LITTLE KNIFE HAS BEEN IN THE POCKETS OF THE GREATEST ARTISTS, ADVENTURERS, NAVIGATORS AND MOUNTAINEERS.
A CONSTANT LANDMARK, CITED IN COUNTLESS BOOKS AND SONGS, OPINEL HAS RISEN TO THE STATUS OF A TIMELESS CULT OBJECT, AN UNAVOIDABLE SYMBOL OF FRENCH CULTURE.
- Cannot ship to: Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru
Please read about Care Tips before considering a carbon blade Opine knife.
MUST KNOW BEFORE PURCHASING A CARBON KNIFE
Avoid leaving your carbon blade knife in damp environments for too long.
Place a little food grade mineral oil on all metal parts regularly.
Dry the blade using a dry cloth after each use.
Opinel carbon knife blades are made using steels with a high carbon content,
which is what makes it possible to achieve the excellent hardness after heat treatment,
guaranteeing the strength of the cutting edge, resistance to wear and easy of sharpening.
The hardness obtained after heat treatment are theoretically slightly greater in steels that do not contain chrome.
The cutting strength is therefore better with a carbon steel knife and sharpening is much easier than a stainless steel blades which contain chrome.
However, carbon has a low resistance to corrosion caused by moisture, which means that certain precautionary measures are necessary when using and storing a carbon knives:
we recommend that you avoid damp environments and that you dry the blade after each use.