Our classic folding knife is not only a design icon, but also a practical tool that is both sharp and durable. The No. 8 model is a popular choice worldwide, loved for its simplicity and beauty. It's the perfect companion for various occasions - slip it into your pocket for a picnic or keep it in your desk for workday lunches. This versatile knife can be used to carve charcuterie, cheese, or even a crisp apple. It's also great for whittling sticks to make campfire s'mores.
Crafted with an easy-to-maintain stainless steel blade, this knife is built to withstand your adventures. Many people cherish their Opinel knives, passing them down through generations. To ensure your knife lasts for years to come, follow a few simple instructions. After each use, hand-wash the knife and wipe the blade dry. Store it in a dry place, away from damp conditions. Keep in mind that the wooden handle may slightly expand or contract due to humidity and atmospheric conditions, as wood is a living material.
If you ever find the blade feeling stuck, you can use the "Opinel knock" technique. Simply tap the end of the knife on a hard surface to loosen the blade slightly. Regularly grease the metal parts, including the Virobloc locking mechanism, to keep them in good condition. When sharpening the blade, use a whetstone or other fine-grain natural stone. Ensure the blade is dry and clean, and hold the sharpening stone at an approximately 20-degree angle from the blade.
There are also a few things you should avoid doing with your knife. Do not put it in the dishwasher, as it may damage the knife. Avoid using bleach or chlorine for cleaning. Additionally, refrain from leaving your knife in wet or damp conditions for extended periods of time.
In terms of specifications, the blade length is 8.5 cm (3.35 inches), and the knife features a stainless steel blade and an oak handle. The Opinel No. 8 is not only versatile in its use, but also timeless in its design and construction. It has been carried and appreciated by generations, making it a true classic pocket knife that will endure the test of time.