The most iconic size, the No.08, is the knife that started it all. Dating all the way back to 1890 when Joseph Opinel created a simple yet robust tool for the everyman, the No.08 has been featured in countless museums, books and galleries around the world. Whether you’re looking to sharpen your pencils, or prune your roses, the No. 08 has been a favorite of explorers, artists, farmers, and chefs alike. The perfect size to keep in your pocket or your bag, you'll be glad to have this folding knife close at hand. This size features the Virobloc® safety ring.
- Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade: 12C27 modified stainless steel blade provides an excellent cutting edge and superior corrosion resistance. Each blade is stamped with the Crowned Hand, Joseph Opinel’s chosen maker’s mark, to authenticity
- An Icon of French EDC: Produced in the heart of the French Alps since 1890, Opinel pocket knives draw simplicity and durability from their mountain roots. The Opinel folding knife has been adopted worldwide and is recognized as a design icon
- Patented Virobloc System: A hallmark of Opinel everyday carry knives since it’s invention in 1955, the Virobloc ring offers a unique, thoughtful, and easy to use safety mechanism for locking the blade during use, during transport, and during storage