Opinel N03 Folding Knife 1.5" X90 Carbon Plain Blade, Beechwood Handle - OP11030


Part #: OP3 | Opinel Knives
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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

UPC Code: 000000016131

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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Stephen J
Elmhurst, Il
Feb 09, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Lock Type
Correction...non-locking the steel ring is pinned...
Belay the last review...this little guy doesn't lock open or's a friction folder...tant pis. It doesn't seem to have a way to tighten up...over'll probably loosen up a can probably tighten it up a bit if you peen the little pin that holds the whole thing together. Otherwise it's good for desk duties....the blade is pretty well sunk into wood and won't open accidently. It's really no different than the other Opinels. It seems safe for very light cutting. I got the carbon steel can cut cardboard...but the cardboard clamps down on the blade harder than the pin-pivot system so when you pull it out of the cardboard...make sure you push through if you have to saw....don't accidentally pull back.
5 out of 5
elmhurst illinois
Jan 31, 2015
Pros: Weight, Blade Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
they lock open...eet you
'Opinel No3 is a very small knife and does not feature the Virobloc safety ring"...Opinel.. The Virobloc safety ring is to keep it closed..for "SAFETY". OUI? For those who speaka le francais...ees lockaback...ees no lock front..Si? eet..lock open weeth..."Virobloc ring"... no safety ring for lock bien?. Le couteau band de fermitude est trop petit pour les grande doight adulte...evidement. Oder..kine blut mit die kleinemesser).. It is friction is OK to pocket...good EDC
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