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  • Light weight at only 1.5 oz.
  • 12C27 stainless-steel blade
  • Double safety ring keeps knife from closing during use


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Best Use Camping
Knife Blade Type Straight Edge
Locking Blade Yes
Number of Blades 1
Max Blade Length (in.) 3.25 inches
Closed Length 4.25 inches
Handle Material Beechwood
Blade Construction 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel
Dimensions Unavailable
Weight 1.5 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best basic knife on earth This is a knife that belongs in every home. Takes and holds a fabulous edge, collar lock system is simple and durable, materials are fantastic and it will slice through anything. The wood is wonderfully ergonomic, and built simply with beautiful fit and finish. This little knife is featured in a London museum as one of the 100 most beautiful products of all time, and new york's museum of modern art as a design masterpeice. I've been using mine for about a year and beyond my infield edge, it's needed nothing more than honing on a boot or pant leg. I use it mostly for cutting foods, plastic containers, etc. Never chipped, bent, anything. If you don't own an opinel, you are missing out on one of the most iconic pocket knives in history, a piece of french culture and a simply stunning little knife. If you can handle the upkeep, there is a carbon blade version, and I highly suggest against the survival version, as it just isn't well thought it, with weak serrations, poorer quality handle, and a lame whistle. The original can handle whittling through a broom handle and be swung hats like a hatchet without issue.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cool Retro cool! I couldn't find the Opinel I got back in the 80's. It wasn't stainless and back then I wasn't really into carrying a knife around, so it ran away or disappeared. This little number has a soul of wood that the plastic and metal ones don't. The weight is good, the blade is wonderful. If it gets wet, the wood may swell and make the action tight, but when it dries, it's back to normal. Nice, just nice.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Knife. Very sharp and light weight. This knife weighs only an ounce and a half, has a beautifully simple and secure lock and is extremely sharp. Great at any price, but an amazing deal at ~$15. Very happy with it. Random bits: The handle can be made darker by coating with olive oil and putting in the oven at 325°F for 90 minutes. I put Ballistol on the handle and blade as I live in a very humid environment, but it is not absolutely necessary.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality knife for basic functions Great for cheese and fruit cutting on road trips; quality construction.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light weight, effective Unparalleled cutting performance, lacking in deployment. Wooden handled opinels should come with needle-nose pliers so that you can open the darn thing when its pivot gets stuck.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it Very light knife, blade is very sharp right out of the box. could see myself using this knife when cooking or carving wood.
Date published: 2015-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and Effective Feels nice in the hand, won't open unexpectedly thanks to the pleasantly simple open/close mechanism, and sharp enough to do common tasks around the campsite. I'd happily buy another, especially at the price.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Opinel #8 I've heard of Opinel Knives but this is my first one. This is a very simple knife with no frills. Classic style and razor sharp out of the package. I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
Date published: 2017-03-23
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After order how long before I receive the product. 

Asked by: Butch
As of May 2017, this knife is in stock and ready to ship. Here is the link to our shipping information page:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-17
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