opinel no 8 pocket knife, bear

A classic pocket knife, with a lot of history! In 1890, Joseph Opinel turned 18 and worked in the family workshop. With a passion for new machines and innovative technologies, he built his own camera and soon became the photographer for weddings and special events in his area. Led by his passion for machinery and the manufacturing process, he decided to invent an object which he could manufacture using modern technology. Against his father's wishes, he spent most of his free time refining the shape and manufacturing of a small pocket knife: the Opinel No8 was born!

  • Opinel: made in France since 1890
  • Engraved oak wood handle
  • Sharp 8.5cm traditional Yatagan Blade
  • Stamped with the Crowned Hand to ensure authenticity
  • Fixed ring for robust feel and lifetime durability
  • Round varnished wooden handle for a secure and comfortable grip
  • Rivet to hold the blade and handle together
  • Virobloc safety ring which locks the blade open, or closed for transport
  • Weighs in at an efficient 45 grams

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