This Opinel No. 8 pocket knife from the Luxury Tradition series with leather Alpine sheath is the perfect Opinel set. Great while camping, hunting and for many other tasks. You can neatly store the knife in the stylish belt sheath to prevent further damage. The Opinel set includes a beautiful wooden gift box. Covered with plexiglass. Lovely as a gift!
The knife has a Virobloc lock, also called a ring lock. With a Virobloc, the hinges of the blade are solidly blocked by the ring. This type of locking system can be operated with two hands, which means that you will be less likely to end up too close to the edge. The ring is often used to lock the knife when closed. And by using oil you also make sure that the ring moves easily.
Type of steel
The blade is made from carbon steel. The advantage is that the knife can easily be sharpened. Make sure you dry the knife after contact with water or juices. This way you prevent corrosion and you continue to benefit from this beautiful knife!
The handle is made of beech wood, a very strong type of wood which you see with many Opinel handles. Note: the wood may discolour with prolonged exposure to the sun. As such you should always store the knife in a dark place after use.
Accessories and maintenance
To benefit from this Opinel-pocket knife longer maintenance is essential. A drop of Ballistol oil prevents the wood from drying out and it ensures that it will not lose its colour. Do not forget to oil the hinges as well. This keeps the ring running smoothly. With Opinel's sharpening stones, you can make the blade razor-sharp again. Moreover, always keep it in a suitable sheath to prevent damage to the metal. In short: check out our combideals and complete your purchase!