For the limited collection Edition 2017 «France !», 3 artists from 3 different countries design the handle of the iconic N°08 knife.
- Ale Giorgini lives in Vicenza, Italy.
- Jeremyville lives in Brooklyn, USA.
- Rylsee lives in Berlin, Germany.
Each artist gives his own vision of France and plays with clichés, with humour and emotion. Customized box and specific leaflet
Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to all folding knives from the N° 06. Cut out of stainless steel, the Virobloc has two sections, one fixed and one sliding. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it is now possible to lock the blade closed (safety in transport).
Sandvik stainless steel
Opinel uses Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel. It is anti-corrosive thanks to the addition of chrome and requires no special maintenance. Its carbon content of at least 0.40% gives excellent cutting edge.
Coming from French forests, this white wood with few veins is ideal for applying color. The handle is varnished to be protected against moisture and dirt.
The classic Opinel blade has adopted a Yatagan shape. The Yatagan shape is inspired by a traditional Turkish saber, the toe up. The blade is ground to an exclusive convex profile that ensures the strength of the blade and allows efficient regrinding.