Opinel N05 Folding Knife 2.5" X90 Carbon Plain Blade, Beechwood Handle - OP11050


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OP5: N05 Folding Knife, Carbon Steel
The Opinel N05 is the largest model that does not feature the Virobloc safety ring. This little knife is commonly used to perform small tasks such as opening letters or boxes. 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.
  • Blade Length: 2.5"
  • Blade Steel: X90 Carbon Steel
  • Overall Length: 5.5"
  • Handle Material: Beechwood
  • Weight: 0.6 oz.
  • Made in France

UPC Code: 000000016162

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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Middle Tennessee
Oct 30, 2010
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Type
Ok but...
..without the locking ring I cannot recommend it.Too bad Opinel doesn't put the lock on this size knife because it would be a perfect purse knife for the ladies.Othersise this model is typical excellent Opinel quality.
5 out of 5
Nov 05, 2009
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
I think the best thing about it is the carbon steel. It sharpens easily and quickly to a shaving sharp edge with a ceramic rod system. It holds the edge well. Carbon will rust so I wipe it down after use and at least once a week with Tuf-Cloth. I lube the hinge and lock with Tuf-Glide. For younger people who have never owned carbon steel knives let me say they are greatly superior to stainless, easier to sharpen and hold an edge better and longer. However, you must protect them from rust. Don't leave them wet and protect them with Tuf-Cloth or with gun oil or 3 in 1 oil. If they turn dark that is normal but Tuf-Cloth greatly retards that. Rust and tarnish can easily be removed with a paste made from water and Barkeeper's Friend, a common kitchen cleaner. Carbon steel is almost always cheaper than stainless and the knives made from it are usually cheaper. Don't assume cheaper is inferior though. Carbon steel is superior. Stainless is more expensive to forge and temper properly for a good edge and durability.
5 out of 5
Ph. Marconi
Oct 16, 2009
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Type, None
OPINEL 3-1/8
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