No. 08 Stainless Steel Pocket Knife
Opinel's 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 everyperson, 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.
Care instructions: Hand wash only. Do not immerse your knife in water, as this could warp the wooden handle. Dry the blade before closing.
- Blade Length: 3.28 inches
- Steel Stainless
- Overall Length: 7.59 Inches
- Weight:1.6 oz
Meet the Makers
The story of Opinel is one of the fabulous destiny of a little Savoyard folding knife invented by Joseph Opinel in 1890 which quickly became an item of daily life and elevated itself as a world design icon. A family story at the heart of the French Alps, for 133 years. Led by his passion for machinery and the manufacturing process, Joseph Opinel decided to invent an object which he could manufacture using modern technology. Against his father's wishes, he spent most of his free time refining the shape and manufacturing of a small pocket knife: the Opinel No.08 was born!
The Opinel knife is a popular everyday item whose aesthetics remained unchanged for over a century, with a design that is one of the most successful of all time.
Heritage. Quality. Affordability. Three ideals that set Opinel apart and make their products beloved by people all over the world including farmers, gardeners, chefs, and outdoor adventurers. The most common wood used by Opinel is beechwood and 90% of the beechwood used is harvested from sustainably harvested forests.