Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Opinel Pocket Knife

I've had Opinel pocket knives for over a year now and just wanted to comment on what a great little knife they are. Below is my new stainless steel bladed Number 6.  I find this size to be perfect for a pocket knife with a 2 14/16 inch long blade, with an opened length of 6 1/2 inches and weighing 1.2 ozs. with a Beechwood handle. It's a French knife that has been made since 1890 with the same simple design. They made in several different sizes and offer carbon steel or stainless steel blades and also a variety of different wood handles.
A sliding steel collar at the bottom of the blade called a Virobloc safety ring gives the knife a locking blade. It's a very simple and straight forward design that has stood the test of time. The 1st pic below shows the knife in the open or unlocked position,the 2nd pic shows the locked position.

A #6 Opinel run's in the $12 to $15 dollar price range. An inexpensive, tough little knife I think you would be pleased with. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful knives. Ingenious design that is simple and effective. The knives are very light, you won't even remember you've got one in your pocket. If you drop it from your canoe or fishing boat, it will float.

They also make a model with a plastic handle and a built-in survival whistle.

Anonymous said...

Been using Opinels for years, they are wonderful. they make a number of different styles, all nice. Should get many years out of it. Enjoy! TK

Best Pocket Knives said...

I also have been using Opinels for about 3 years now, they are my favorite.

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