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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 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 Best value bushcraft knife This is a great pocket bushcraft knife. I am a huge MoraKniv fan and love old school wooden handle knives. The lock is very secure. An locks in the pocket as well. Thin blade, easy to sharpen. This is a great, light, packable bushcraft knife.
Date published: 2018-02-21
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 Quality knife for basic functions Great for cheese and fruit cutting on road trips; quality construction.
Date published: 2017-01-11
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 Basic Sharp Folder Had seen this knife in my local REI several time but had not really given much thought into buying one, even with the low price. I saw a You Tube video on modifying this knife and learned it's history, so naturally my interest was stirred and I had to buy one for my collection. Of course it doesn't look or feel like a Benchmade , or a Gerber or any of the other folders that have flooded the market. I would actually refer to this knife as a utility knife instead of an EDC. The twisting barrel lock on the head does give it a solid feel when engaged and I doubt it would ever come unlocked unless you messed with the barrel trying to loosen it up. I was most impressed by the razor sharp edge on the blade. It really put my last Boker to shame in that category. Sharp enough to shave the hairs effortlessly on my arm right out of the package. Now, I haven't had this knife for very long, but I can see it making its way into my drawer of goto tools that I keep for my special projects.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great knife! This is a great knife, sharp, and well made. I highly recommend it especially as a first knife for a younger one, or as a legacy or hand me down knife. It is a little bulky compared to other knives. but feels great in the hand and does its job very well.
Date published: 2017-10-03
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Questions & Answers

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: https://www.rei.com/help/shipping-timelines.html
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-09-13

I have this brand knife, is the blade able to lock closed

Asked by: Jamie Fuller
​Yes, the blade locks. The silver ring in the center of the knife rotates to lock the blade.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-12-13

Why am I seeing the "Opinel No8 Mountain Marmot Ibex Edelweiss Folding Knife Natural" on sale for $6?

Asked by: Opinel No8 Mountain Marmo
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