The Opinel folding knife was born in the Savoie region of France in 1890 and has become a Universal object due to its wide use and popularity throughout the world. A genuine trigger of memories, it is recognized as one of the best knives in the world. With the same attention to simplicity and reliability, Opinel has designed other ranges of knives and tools for all those who appreciate effective cutting. A simple, robust and faithful tool, this essential little knife has been in the pockets of the greatest artists, adventurers, navigators and Mountaineers including Pablo Picasso, Roger Frison Roche, Alain colas, Eric Tabarly, jean-louis Etienne, Ellen Mac Arthur, Paul Bocuse and many more. A constant landmark, cited in countless books and songs, Opinel has Risen to the status of a timeless cult object, an unavoidable symbol of French culture.
8.5 cm Blade
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have seen a ton of hype about this knife all over the place, so even though I have several other knives and I already have a great EDC (Benchmade Mini Barrage), I decided that I needed to give this guy a try. Anyone can afford to spend $18 on a knife out of curiosity…
This knife is a strange thing: it’s not like anything else that I have ever owned. The lock is unconventional, the styling is atypical, the blade Steel (a slightly modified Sandvik12c27) isn't exactly high end. It is in no way as practical as my EDC, but it’s such a cool knife! There is just something about it that makes me feel classy when I hold it in my hand. I’m not surprised that it has been so applauded for it’s design. It’s feels timeless.
Opening the blade requires two hands, but no worries. You’ll enjoy taking the time to open it up like a gentlemen. Some other reviewers for Opinels have stated that that they felt the blade was too tight and that...
Great tool! Came super sharp with a nice edge. No markings on the handle as shown on the description, but appears to be good quality. Don't expect something super high end for the price of this. But it's a great tool for its intended uses which is light duty.
Didn't give it a 5 since they need to clarify the description of the piece. There is no labeling on the handle. Also, hopefully the photo does better justice to what you're getting as still nice wood handle if you like this sort of look.
These knives are not common in the US, but I was introduced to it while studying the French Foreign Legion. Too many Legionnaires said too many good things about them so I HAD to try one. Of course, Amazon is the clearing house for "everything" and this knife was no exception. It was everything I expected and then some. Sharp right out of the box, its olive wood handle makes it super light weight. The locking mechanism on the handle's end provides plenty of strength if you are of the idea that this wood is not suitable. The unique action of this lock is like none you've probably ever seen, rotating roughly 45 degrees to lock it in both the open and closed position. Simple precision and hard steel make this a great knife any time, any where!
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.