The Opinel knife was invented by Joseph Opinel in 1890 in Savoie as a simple working man's or peasant's knife. It proved popular with the local farmers, herdsmen, and paysans-vignerons (peasant winemakers) of the area. In 1897, a series of twelve sizes, numbered 1 to 12, was developed. From 1901-1903, Joseph Opinel built his first factory in Pont de Gévoudaz and produced a machine for mass production of the knife's wooden handles. A few years later Opinel annual sales were in the hundreds of thousands, and by the start of World War II as many as 20 million knives had been sold.
Ideal for sporting activities such as mountaineering, paragliding, trekking,
canyoning, pot holing, sailing and other nautical activities the Opinel No.8 Outdoor Knife is an excellent tool for the outdoor enthusiast or survivalist.
Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel blade
2.5mm thickness for higher resistance
Part serrated blade
Virobloc locking system
Extreme temperature resistant handle
110+ dB pea-less whistle