Small adventurers, handymen and gourmands will love their “My First Opinel”. The round-ended tip for added safety, is also perfect for a picnic, to spread butter and make sandwiches.
Paired with an Opinel holster so it’s always at hand. Environmentally friendly, the belt holster is made from 100% recycled PET, produced from crushed plastic bottles, and regenerated leather crafted from off-cuts from leather workshops.
The Virobloc safety ring was invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, and is fitted to all folding knives from the N° 06 and larger. 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).
8cm blade and a hornbeam wood handle, varnished to be protected against moinsture and marks.
The stainless steel used in OPINEL blades is a grade optimized to guarantee both high corrosion resistance and high mechanical performance. Hardness 55-57 HRC. European origin. The blade offers excellent sharpness and high resistance to abrasion (wear) which allows it to withstand regular contact with hard materials, such as ceramics, before requiring re-sharpening. Stainless steel has the advantage of requiring no special maintenance under ordinary conditions of use, unlike carbon steel. Nevertheless, it can meet its limits when it is put in prolonged contact with an aggressive environment (acid, salt water, detergent …).
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.