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Opinel No8 Folding Knife 3-1/4" Carbon Steel Blade, Locking, Varnished Beech Wood Handle - OP13080

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Part Number: OP8
Manufacturer: Opinel Knives
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OP8: Opinel No8 Carbon Steel (X90)
Opinel No8. 4 3/8" closed. Natural varnished beechwood handle and tempered high carbon steel blade with crowned hand hallmark etching. Double safety ring "Virobloc", created by Marcel Opinel in 1955, locks the blade either in open or closed position.
  • Handle: Varnished Beech Wood
  • Blade: X 90 Carbon Steel
  • Size open: 7-5/8" 
  • Blade: 3-1/4"
  • Weight: 1.6 oz
  • Manufacturer Part : 113080 (No8 VRN)
  • Made in France

UPC Code: 000000016216

Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Rhode Island
May 24, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Blade Material
Go Opinel Stainless
Opinel's carbon does not hold an edge. It loses its edge in minutes. I have gone through ten of them in twenty years (I know, I keep hoping things will improve). The Opinel stainless knives, however, are rather surprising in their capacity to stay sharp under normal use for a blade this thin. The Opinel garden knife I had I did not sharpen for five months at a time, if it was only used in the yard and the kitchen. It was also good for leather work. Go stainless in this knife.
5 out of 5
Dennis M
St.Louis, MO.
Apr 01, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Rock solid and razor sharp!
The Opinel No.8 folder has been my favorite folding knife for years. It is used for just about everything I do from backpacking, fishing, camping, kayaking, etc. I've cut boxes , rope, skinned squirrels, cordage of all types, whittled wood, you name it. I carry it everyday in all situations from work to play. The thin convex grind makes it a breeze to sharpen (razor sharp). It's simple in design yet distinctive in looks. A must have for anyone who uses a knife on a daily basis. Keep it well oiled as it is a high carbon steel and it will be there for you when you need it. This is my second No.8 in 6 years only because my last one was offered up to the great fishing god in 30 foot of water when I was wrestling with a monster channel cat from my kayak, and my No.8 was sitting on the ridge of the kayak's cockpit cowl. When the pole took off, it carried my Opinel down to the depths of Lincoln Lake. If it ever happens again I'm diving in after it! Get yourself one. Oh yeah, and KnifeCenter's service was par excellence! super fast delivery. Thanks KnifeCenter.
5 out of 5
Tom B
Space Coast, Florida USA
Nov 12, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
Tactile and Unique
Opinels come in all sizes and the girths change along with the lengths. The #8 is a general purpose, medium duty, adult size knife. Bear in mind this isn't a multi hundred dollar folding pry bar and you have to know how to use it and know it's quirks. That said it has more than enough going for it. There's no reason not to have 1/2 dozen of these in different sizes and configurations floating around. Spend the extra $ and get the choice wood handles too.
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