Opinel N03 Folding Knife 1.5" X90 Carbon Plain Blade, Beechwood Handle - OP11030
OP3: N03 Folding Knife, Carbon Steel
The Opinel N03 is a very small knife and does not feature the Virobloc safety ring. This small knife is commonly used to perform small tasks such as opening letters or cutting papers. 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. This is a very small knife - please review its size before considering it.
- Blade Length: 1.5"
- Blade Steel: X90 Carbon Steel
- Overall Length: 3.75"
- Handle Material: Beechwood
- Weight: 0.3 oz.
- Made in France