N°08 pocket knife, made of stainless steel, blade length 8.5 cm, "Tradition Luxe" series - Opinel brand
This knife offers excellent cutting quality and the safety ring enables safe use.
Martensitic stainless steel
The stainless steel used to manufacture OPINEL knife blades is optimized to guarantee both high corrosion resistance and high mechanical performance.
The knife blade offers excellent sharpness and high abrasion (wear) resistance, allowing it to withstand the usual contact with hard materials such as ceramics before requiring resharpening. Stainless steel has the advantage of not requiring special maintenance under normal use, unlike carbon steel. However, it can reach its limits when put in prolonged contact with an aggressive environment (acid, salt water, detergent...).
Stainless steel hardness: 55-57 HRC.
This N°08 pocket knife has a laminated Finnish birch wood handle. To make the handle, blocks of painted and reassembled strips of Finnish birch wood are used, which create a special appearance. Natural, non-toxic dyes are used for painting.
Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted on all foldable knives from the N°06 model onwards. Cut from stainless steel, the Virobloc has two sections, one fixed and one sliding. In addition to locking the blade in the open position (safety in use), it is now possible to lock the blade when it is closed (safety during transport).
Blade length: 8.5 cm