Are Opinel knives worth it?

Are Opinel knives worth it?

Sure, it isn’t the most rugged knife I’ve ever owned, but it’s a pretty damn fine, utilitarian blade — especially at a $17 price point. It’s a ridiculously good value. The blade is sharp, holds an edge, and is easy to sharpen. The beechwood handle feels great in hand.

Do Opinel knives fold?

Yes! The Opinel folding knife was designed that way.

Can you carry an Opinel in the UK?

The Opinel Carbon Steel Non-Locking knives are have blades under 3 inches and therefore legal to carry in the UK.

Is Opinel a good brand?

Opinel has been making classic pocket knives since 1890. They make for a great personal investment or gift. Prices start at $17, so they’re not expensive but they don’t skimp on quality either — I’ve had mine for years and it works just as well as when I first bought it in Paris.

What sizes do Opinel knives come in?

No.02 No.03 No.12
Blade Length 1.36″ Blade Length 1.68″ Blade Length 4.82″
Overall Length 3.25″ Overall Length 3.88″ Overall Length 11.04″
Weight 0.18 oz Weight 0.23 oz Weight 3.9 oz
Made in France Made in France Made in France

What is the classic Opinel?

Opinel Folding Knives Invented by Joseph Opinel in 1890, high in the French Alps, our iconic pocket knives have adorned the pockets and tool chests of some of the most renowned artists of the 20th century.

What is the classic Opinel knife?

Opinel knives are made of both high carbon and stainless steel, the latter being Sandvik steel from Sweden. Originally sold as a working man’s knife, an Opinel knife has become emblematic of French culture. Pablo Picasso is said to have used one of the company’s knives as a sculpting tool.

Do Opinel knives lock?

The Opinel Virobloc or safety twistlock mechanism was invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, increasing the safety and versatility of the knife by allowing the blade to be locked in the open position. In 2000, the Virobloc locking mechanism was improved to allow locking the blade in either the open or closed position.

What size of folding knife is legal in UK?

3 inches
UK knife law allows you to carry non-locking pocket knives with a blade length up to 3 inches (7.62 cm) without any need for a valid reason. You are allowed to carry a knife which exceeds these guidelines in public, but please remember: you then do need a good reason to carry it.

Which is the best Opinel knife?

The top pick for the best Opinel knife is the. 8 Carbon Blade Folding Knife, a classic multi-use folding pocket knife made of strong, long-lasting carbon steel.