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Opinel Classic Original - Carbon Steel

18+
£8.95 - £15.95
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The Opinel Classic Original - Carbon Steel is the classic Opinel pocket knife. Part of the Opinel Tradition collection. Discover a collection in the purest tradition of the Opinel pocket knife. The timeless folding knife, an essential tool for the DIYer, camper or picnics in the wild.

    • Opinel No.6 - 7.0cm
    • Opinel No.7 - 8.0cm
    • Opinel No.8 - 8.5cm
    • Opinel No.9 - 9.0cm
    • Opinel No.10 - 10cm
    • Opinel No.12 - 12cm

The famous Opinel Beech Carbon steel folding knife is to hand during all your adventures: hiking, camping, bivouacking, hunting and fishing. Extremely versatile, it is the ideal companion for your excursions into Nature.

 

The blades lock using the Virobloc safety ring, which in addition to locking the blade in the open position for safety of use, now enables locking of the blade in the closed position for safety during carrying.

Opinel knife blades are made using steels with a high carbon content, which is what makes it possible to achieve the excellent hardness after heat treatment, guaranteeing the good strength of the cutting edge, resistance to wear and easy sharpening. Carbon has a low resistance to corrosion caused by moisture, which means that certain precautionary measures are necessary when using and storing the knives: we recommend that you avoid damp environments and that you dry and grease the blade after use.

The handles are made from durable French orange beech wood, and the Opinel Yatagan blades, with their curved points and round profiles, are effective, precise and elegant.

SKU
WIT-NO12VRN-$$
Brand:
Opinel
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Material:
Carbon Steel
Blade Thickness:
0.2
Sheath:
No
Warranty:
1 Year
Pocket Clip:
No
Youtube Link:
eIQOl2i9x9g
Handle Material:
Beech
Lock Type:
Ring Lock
Newest:
2020-03-03 00:00:00
Special Label:
Bestseller
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
15.95
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days

Description


The Opinel Classic Original - Carbon Steel is the classic Opinel pocket knife. Part of the Opinel Tradition collection. Discover a collection in the purest tradition of the Opinel pocket knife. The timeless folding knife, an essential tool for the DIYer, camper or picnics in the wild.

    • Opinel No.6 - 7.0cm
    • Opinel No.7 - 8.0cm
    • Opinel No.8 - 8.5cm
    • Opinel No.9 - 9.0cm
    • Opinel No.10 - 10cm
    • Opinel No.12 - 12cm

The famous Opinel Beech Carbon steel folding knife is to hand during all your adventures: hiking, camping, bivouacking, hunting and fishing. Extremely versatile, it is the ideal companion for your excursions into Nature.

 

The blades lock using the Virobloc safety ring, which in addition to locking the blade in the open position for safety of use, now enables locking of the blade in the closed position for safety during carrying.

Opinel knife blades are made using steels with a high carbon content, which is what makes it possible to achieve the excellent hardness after heat treatment, guaranteeing the good strength of the cutting edge, resistance to wear and easy sharpening. Carbon has a low resistance to corrosion caused by moisture, which means that certain precautionary measures are necessary when using and storing the knives: we recommend that you avoid damp environments and that you dry and grease the blade after use.

The handles are made from durable French orange beech wood, and the Opinel Yatagan blades, with their curved points and round profiles, are effective, precise and elegant.

Specification


SKU
WIT-NO12VRN-$$
Brand:
Opinel
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Material:
Carbon Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.2
Sheath:
No
Warranty:
1 Year
Pocket Clip:
No
Youtube Link:
eIQOl2i9x9g
Handle Material:
Beech
Lock Type:
Ring Lock
Newest:
2020-03-03 00:00:00
Special Label:
Bestseller
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
15.95
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days

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  • 5
    Excellent blade

    Posted by Philip Stephenson on 5th Jan 2021

    Purchased as a work tool but it’s too good for that. The sharp edge on this blade is fantastic. Beautiful safety locking mechanism makes this knife a wonderful life tool. Buy one.

  • 5
    Opinel no 9

    Posted by Richard on 4th Nov 2020

    Lovely knife I alllso have the no 8 but this looks and feels quite a bit bigger very sharp allso good price and service will buy again thank you.

  • 5
    Smashing little hlade

    Posted by Ian on 23rd Apr 2020

    Bought my first Opinel (No.6) recently. Great service by HH, nuff said! No. 6 is a little knife but comes very sharp OTB. A few swipes on the strop and it was soon razor sharp. With a locking blade it's obviously not UKF, but great for fishing, small garden jobs and round the house tasks. I've seen some pimped versions and for a few quid if you want to try your hand it's no great loss if you screw it up. Might give it a go! Cheers HH

  • 5
    Goldern oldie

    Posted by Mike on 27th Mar 2020

    Opinal knives are by tradition a French peasants knife ? These were made cheap for the every day pocket of you guessed it the French! I had one of these given to me about fourty years ago for out door activities, I really wanted a swiss army knife! Anyway this opinal grew on me fast it was a no 6 I believe? This was as then carbon steel ,it was razor sharp an amazing knife that soon became a treasured piece of kit for me ! That one wore out so I went straight out and got a no7 then a no9 I found the 9 a little big for edc type use so got the 8 and have had about five of them both carbon and stainless inox I am using no8 carbon now and it takes a lethal edge ,superb performance for anything you throw at it The beauty is they are in expensive, I don't use the word cheap as I have to much respect for this knife ! This knife always reminds me of a small table leg that looks like it was modded? If you are on the fence here , take the plunge the best tenner you will spend on a knife ! Ps these knives come in sizes tiny to massive no8 is about half way but it locks ! I think no5 is the biggest non locking model but you can take the locking ring off all of them ! Service from HH was again ace

  • 5
    Classic for a reason

    Posted by Dr Phil on 11th Mar 2020

    Lovely knife , simple, well made and stylish, perfect for all those little jobs that don't require a survival blade.

  • 4
    Fun to mod!

    Posted by Rich on 3rd Mar 2020

    As per most of the reviews on here, the Opinels are cheap, functional and good fun to modify. Couple of lessons learnt: 1) Don't leave them anywhere at all damp, they rust easily, even from new - I had two new blades start to rust even when stored in a tool box in the garage 2) If you want to make them EDC-legal (dependant upon length) the easiest way to remove the lock is from the top with circlip pliers - pops straight off. 3) As well as the handles being easy to shape, the blades themselves can be cut and worked. I've previously shortened a blade just with an angle grinder and a steady hand.

  • 5
    Handles great!

    Posted by Stevo on 17th Feb 2020

    An Opinel No 6, without the locking ring, complies with the current requirements to be UK friendly. Mine has come in very handy over the years. Recently it was the most appropriate tool I had with me to cut through floor boards to replace a couple of rotten areas. Using a hammer and the little No 6 to cut through sound wood, on the joists, the old rotten sections were removed and new pieces were then easily nailed in place. Despite this fairly abusive treatment the trusty No 6 still works just fine. But if a larger version had been present, it would have been a better choice. So, a No 7, modified to be UK friendly, seemed like a good idea. Off came the locking ring, and out came wood rasp, files, and sandpaper. The closed dimensions of a No 7 always seem a bit big in the pocket to me, even though the fit in my hand was better than the No 6. So the handle was slimmed down to a more oval profile, and the typical Opinel fishtail shape was removed. Now the butt of this No 7 is much slimmer, and profile of the handle resembles a Sodbuster Jr with very good ergonomic shape and no real change to the Opinel's inherently excellent balance when opened. Since the limit for EDC blade length is 3 inches, a couple of minutes with a file brought the length down to 75mm, a comfortable margin below 76.2mm (3). A few minutes on a stone to re-profile the tip, and the No 7 was ready for finishing. An oil finish gives a nice tactile feel to a wooden handled pocket knife. This one turned out beautifully. Now my faithful old No 6 can have a rest while the slim and trim modified No 7 steps up to its new role as an EDC pocket knife, fully UK friendly, and tipping the scales an a mere 30 grams. The shaping process and shortening, profiling, and sharpening the blade took just part of an evening. After finishing and stropping this looks and feels great. For the price, the end result and superb Opinel performance make this a stellar bargain. If you have ever wanted to modify or customise your Opinel, just go for it. Cheers!

  • 5
    Simple, but the better for it.

    Posted by ehoh on 20th Nov 2019

    Had a burr along one side of the blade. A few draws along a whetstone and has taken a very good edge. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    Just buy one

    Posted by Wood cutter on 15th May 2019

    Got 2 these knives a no 7 and 8 in carbon steel for the price you can't go wrong not sharp out of box but soon solved that I like sharpening knives.Thinking about getting more to customize thought about sanding the handles and staining different shades.There a good old fashioned pocket knife one sold every 10 seconds around the world watch the YouTube factory Video