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Opinel Pruning Knife 4-1/4" Closed, Stainless Steel Blade - OP13140

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Part Number: OPC8
Manufacturer: Opinel Knives
Retail Price: $27.95
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Opinel Pruning Knife. 4 1/4" closed. Stainless steel blade with crowned hand hallmark etching. Beechwood handle. Safety ring for locking blade. Made in France.
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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Mar 14, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Nifty little blade.
I use cheap utility knives daily and wanted a hooked blade for fibrous materials. Paracord, webbing, tie-downs, etc. This knife has found its way into use for many other things as well. I wasn't expecting a hooked knife to be so handy. The handle is pretty. The blade shape works well to quickly slice a wide range of thinner materials like 550 cord and boxes. The blade steel is better than most in this price range, though definitely not as good as their carbon steel blades. I've owned other Opinel knives and was expecting it to be sharper. The tip is actually quite blunt (that changed the day I got it). Sharpening is difficult as a result of blade shape. Figuring out a good method took a while. Loosely rolled fine grit sandpaper ended up working better than any of my flat sharpening stones. Overall a good choice for those on a budget and in need (or want) of a hooked knife.
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