Opinel No. 8 Knife, Walnut Handle

Screen Shot 2016-11-13 at 8.05.11 AM.png
Screen Shot 2016-11-13 at 8.05.50 AM.png
Screen Shot 2016-11-13 at 8.05.11 AM.png
Screen Shot 2016-11-13 at 8.05.50 AM.png

Opinel No. 8 Knife, Walnut Handle

25.85

Everyone should have a knife - with the exception of terrorists and frequent flyers! Remember the old days? We were prepared for any adventure - hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, sculpting. Pablo Picasso reportedly used Opinel knives to sculpt. These legendary knives make a great first knife, or for anyone who has an appreciation of nature, cooking, and craftmanship. The stainless steel blade has remarkable cutting quality and strength, and is very easily sharpened and the natural walnut wood handle is specifically shaped to offer a comfortable grip.

The story of Opinel starts with a small knife from Savoie, France, invented by Joseph Opinel in 1890 which became an everyday object and is now considered a design icon throughout the world.  Originally sold as a working man's knife, an Opinel knife has become emblematic of French culture.

  • Made in France
  • Stainless steel blade
  • Walnut wood handle
  • 3.125" blade, 7.5" open
Add To Cart

Note: This knife is small enough to be used as a pocket knife and its 3 1/4" blade prevent it from being considered a weapon in most states (please check with your state before considering this knife). 

Care: to keep the blade from rusting it must be kept clean of fingerprints, and washed and dried after every use.

The story of Opinel starts with a small knife from Savoie, France, invented by Joseph Opinel in 1890 which became an everyday object and is now considered a design icon throughout the world.  Originally sold as a working man's knife, an Opinel knife has become emblematic of French culture, with Pablo Picasso reportedly using one of the knives as a sculpting tool.  These knives are made in France, and make great gifts for boy and girl scouts alike, or anyone who has an appreciation of nature, cooking, and craftmanship.