Opinel N09 DIY Multi-Function Folding Knife 3.25" Sandvik 12C27 Combo Blade, Gray FRN Handle - OP01792


Part #: OP001792 | Opinel Knives
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OP001792: N09 DIY Folding Knife, Gray
The Opinel folders are classic, no nonsense pocket knives that just work. This N09 DIY Do-it-Yourself model is more functional, better looking and has more cutting power than any of its predecessors. This folder features a robust 2.2 mm thick 12C27 Sandvik blade with a sharp serrated area for cutting fibrous material and fiberglass-reinforced polyamide handle with two built in bits. Includes flat screwdriver for 4 mm screws and Phillips-head for 3.5 to 5 mm screws and a magnetized bit holder. Two bits conveniently store in the side of the handle. This knife is small enough to be used as a pocket knife and its locking 3-1/4" blade is large enough for most cutting tasks.
  • Wire Stripper
  • Wire Cutter
  • Phillips-head Screwdriver
  • Flat Screwdriver

  • 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: 3.25"
  • Blade Steel: Sandvik 12C27 Stainless Steel
  • Overall Length: 7.9375"
  • Handle Material: Gray FRN
  • Weight: 2.7 oz.
  • Made in France
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5 out of 5
Nov 03, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Been looking to get an opinel for a while. I couldn't decide between the No 8 or No 9, Carbon or Stainless. The No 9 Multi-Function sold me due to the added features. The bits store securely in the handle to the point of having to tap the handle on something solid to loosen them up enough to get them out. When in use, the bits sit deeply in the end of the handle and don't seem like they would strip out easily. The blade came shaving sharp. I wish there was more of a point to it and have thought about switching the blade for one from another Opinel. That's a project for another day though.
5 out of 5
Jun 04, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
I use this DIY knife as it was intended to be used and it excels in its intended role. As usual silly people complain about silly things with opinels. #Weak ringlock - an internet myth. Locks up solid with no blade play year after year. I cannot say that about any other knife I've ever owned regardless of price. # It's not sharp out of the box. Opinels must be the easiest production knife to sharpen, period;'so sharpen the d#mn thing! # Opening is not single handed. - Mine is! After 15min of calibrating I can open AND close it single handed faster than any of my other single handed knives. Don't believe me? Don't buy one. # They rust easy - Pffft. If they get wet, dry it! Common sense. I always carry carbon steel Opinel and I've never had one rust out because I USE it, and I live on the salty humid east coast of Australia. # They aren't great for battening - of course they're not! And who seriously battens with folding knives anyway? It's a stupid thing to do. As far as the DIY opinel goes, it does everything it was designed to do and it does it very well. As far as all Opinels go, they aren't for pretenders or mall ninjas. You won't get "it" until you've owned one.
2 out of 5
May 15, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Blade not very sharp
The knife blade was not sharp. and the rear portion has an odd ridge just in front of the wire striper. That part of the blade was very dull. The front part could be sharpened ok but the rear 1/3 will require much attention before it is to my sharpness satisfaction.
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