LionSteel 8800 GN Opera Folding 2.91" Satin D2 Tool Steel Blade, Green G10 Handles


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Part #: LN8800GN | LionSteel
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LN8800GN: Opera Folding Knife, Green G10
The Opera is a classic folding knife with a pump blade-locking system, which functions like a lockback. The blade is in D2 steel with a flattened sharp edge and satin finish. It is available in two sizes, both are equipped with a pocket carry clip.

The new Opera model presents itself in a more tactical guise compared with the previous versions. The blade is still D2 tool steel while the handles are made from textured G10. Compared with the original version, the blade has been fitted with a pin style thumb stud that allows single-handed opening.
  • Blade Length: 2.91" (74 mm)
  • Blade Steel: D2 Tool Steel
  • Overall Length: 6.97" (177 mm)
  • Handle Material: Textured G10, Green
  • Locking Mechanism: Pump Lock
  • Weight: 2.7 oz.
  • Made in Maniago Italy

UPC Code: 000000209762

The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool Steel
This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Rob E.
California Coast
Jun 19, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Nearly perfect
If I had to face whatever the future may bring with just one folder, it would be my Benchmade McHenry and Williams. But that is a big heavy EDC, with a blade that might intimidate some onlookers to my picnic. The choices for a smaller folder with a pocket clip and a carbon steel blade are few. I lost my Lion Steel Daghetta and replaced it with this Opera. The blade is a more useful drop point rather than a dagger shape, and it is far easier to open one-handed than the Daghetta, though not flicking fast like a Benchmade. It locks up well though not as firmly as the McHenry or the Daghetta. It came razor sharp, and should be easy to resharpen since it tapers abruptly from back to edge. It lacks the gaudy logo of some specimens. The handle needs a few strokes of sandpaper so it doesn't abrade my pockets. Glad I bought it.
1 out of 5
Jan 17, 2014
Pros: Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Steer clear!
I previously reviewed this knife and thought it was pretty good despite the minor flaw in the edge. However, I returned this knife due to the flaw (edge roll) and asked for a new one. I waited patiently for my replacement and to my surprise, the new one had the SAME problem, a rolled edge. Not only that, but this one also had a burnt edge due to poor grinding. This is a very big problem. I don't blame knife center, they are excellent. I blame lionsteel for having a poor eye for quality. I definitely would not recommend this knife, and I would urge knife center to double check the quality of all their lionsteel products.
4 out of 5
Dec 27, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
This is a pretty good knife for EDC if you don't mind 2 things: tip down carry and lockback design. Personally, I feel that tip down carry better for this particular knife. Upon first glance you can tell that this is a solid built knife, made to last a lifetime. However I have 2 minor issues: there are no washers between the liner and blade which causes the blade to slightly go to one side when closed. And I also received a blade that had a small roll in the edge. This can be taken care of very easily, but I still don't feel It should happen. It is reasonably sharp upon opening and the lockup is rock solid. It's a tough little knife with a blade at nearly a quarter inch thick! It feels like a fixed blade when opened and has no blade play whatsoever. I own several high end US made knives and this is one of my favorites despite the minor flaws. If you're thinking about getting this knife, I say it's worth every penny.
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