Opinel N010 Folding Knife 3.9375" X90 Carbon Plain Blade, Beechwood Handle - OP13100


Part #: OP10 | Opinel Knives
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OP10: N010 Folding Knife, Carbon Steel
The Opinel N010 is a big folding knife that should not be considered a "pocket" knife. Many people have found that its size makes it a perfect every day steak knife that can be folded and stored in the kitchen drawer. Stabilized beechwood is ultra resistant and comfortably contoured to fit the hand. The blade is made from X90 Carbon steel, 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. Of course this knife has many other uses but please consider its size if you are in the market for a "pocket" knife.
  • This knife features the Virobloc Safety ring. The Virobloc safety ring was invented and implemented in 1955. This simple yet effective locking system greatly improved the original knife.The ability to help prevent the blade from opening when closed was added to the Virobloc in 2000.
  • Blade Length: 3.9375"
  • Blade Steel: X90 Carbon Steel
  • Overall Length: 9.0625"
  • Handle Material: Beechwood
  • Weight: 2.5 oz.
  • 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.
Opinel N010 Folding Knife 3.9375" X90 Carbon Plain Blade, Beechwood Handlerated 4.500 stars out of 5 (10 reviews)
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Opinel N010 Folding Knife 3.9375" X90 Carbon Plain Blade, Beechwood Handle
rated 3 stars out of 5
Camille L
Jan 20, 2018
Pros: Weight, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Low quality knife, outdated technology
This knife may have been good in WW1, but we live in the 21st century now, and vastly better manufacturing techniques, design, and materials have far superseded whatever it takes to make this Opinel.Let me tell you why this is a bad knife. I used to own 3 opinels and 'liked' them, before I really started to like knives.These Opinels use pretty terrible metal, and are definitely not *that* sharp out of factory, despite what marketing would want you to believe. They slice well simply by virtue of how thin the blade is, and the convex grind, not because of how sharp they are.A consistent flaw is about 1/3" of tip of blade not sharp from being dulled by hitting the wooden handle (from closing, or just from forces on the spine while knife is closed). You can't get around this, no, you can't 'mod' this out.The steel is not good, and rusts like crazy if you don't baby it, which makes kitchen/outdoor use annoying unless you get stainless, but then edge retention goes out the window (ok maybe not that much but still). Another flaw is if you get the knife wet by washing it or in the rain, good luck opening or closing the blade. The wooden handle swells and sticks the opening pivot. Enthusiasts have tried using oil to 'seal' the wood and make it water resistant, ok sure, but it only works like 30%, you're still gonna have swelling problems.For the 12$-15$ (depending on size) I'm gonna spend on a knife, there's no way I'll spend it on these antiquated knives if not for 'nostalgia'. I'll probably buy one of those Chinese-made knives that are ridiculously good in value for that price range.
Opinel N010 Folding Knife 3.9375" X90 Carbon Plain Blade, Beechwood Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jun 29, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Wonderfully simple and usable knife.
Opinel N010 Folding Knife 3.9375" X90 Carbon Plain Blade, Beechwood Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Ernest G
Apr 24, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
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The knife is excellent. It is razor sharp out of the box, but can be improved even more with a fine stone and strop. High carbon steel is hard to find, and is rarely as inexpensive as in Opinel products. Handle is the right size, and the lock that keeps the blade open is simple and effective.
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