Opinel N08 Folding Knife 3.25" X90 Carbon Plain Blade, Beechwood Handle - OP13080


Part #: OP8 | Opinel Knives
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OP8: N08 Folding Knife, Carbon Steel
The Opinel N08 is the most popular and versatile size in the ever growing line of Opinel folding knives. This knife is small enough to be used as a pocket knife and its 3.25" blade is capable for most all of your cutting needs. 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 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: X90 Carbon Steel
  • Overall Length: 7.625"
  • Handle Material: Beechwood
  • Weight: 1.6 oz.
  • Made in France

UPC Code: 000000016216

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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Jeremy H.
Apr 04, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
Great knife for camping
This is just an overall great knife. Durable and easy to use. Nothing fancy to it. I own several Opinel knives and they never fail to live up to their reputation.
2 out of 5
Nov 30, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: Blade Material, None
Too thin and weak
The blade is too thin, I bent the tip opening a can. If it used the same thickness blade as my number 10 Opinel I would have given it a much better rating. As a pure slicer it works just fine and holds an edge for a decent amount of time and it's really easy to sharpen.
5 out of 5
Nov 03, 2016
Pros: Handle Feel, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening
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. With the prices on here I was able to get one of each. The No 8 Carbon came shaving sharp except for the belly of the bend which rubs on the inside of the handle. The rubbing caused a noticeable burr to form on the blade. A little bit of sharpening and some sanding inside the handle fixed that though.
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