Opinel Folding Knife - N°08
Simple, sturdy, efficient and easy to use, this essential tool remains unchanged since 1890, but is unmatched in its design. The N°08 is the classic Opinel knife size.
The Opinel knife is named after the Opinel Family from the Savoie region in the heart of the French Alps. In 1890, Joseph Opinel invented a small folding knife that would eventually become a must-have item of French "savoir-vivre" (living a good life while staying elegant and smart).
Today the classic Opinel folding knife with its Virobloc safety ring is a design icon and is still made in France.
- Materials: Carbon steel blade and beechwood handle
- Dimensions N°08: 3.35 in and 8.5 cm blade
Since its creation in 1890, Opinel has been manufacturing its knives in the heart of the French Alps. Today their plant in Chambéry (Savoie, France) covers a surface area of almost 60,000 square-feet and employs 110 people, of which 60 work directly in production.
All Opinel's products (traditional pocket-knives with carbon steel and stainless steel blades, specialist pocket-knives, sharp slim pocket-knives, garden tools, elegant table knives, etc.) are entirely manufactured in their factory in Chambéry, France.