The No.08 is Opinel's most iconic size. The shape and size that started it all back in 1890, the No.08 has been featured in countless museums, books and galleries around the world. The stainless steel blade is highly anti-corrosive so it will hold up to harsh environments and is easy to sharpen. Keep the knife in your pocket, purse or toolbox and we are certain you'll love it for years to come!
Both smart and simple, the Opinel knife is composed of 5 elements: the blade, the haft, the fixed ferrule, the rivet and the rotating ferrule that was added in 1955. The No. 08 features a sharp 8.5cm blade, a comfortable 9cm haft, and weighs in at an efficient 45 grams! It also features a Virobloc safety ring which locks the blade open, or closed for transport.
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.
The No. 08 is now recognized worldwide as a design icon, being exhibited at the MoMa in New York as a classic among classics."
A popular item, the Opinel No. 08 remains a must-have to keep on you at all times, simple, loyal and effective. More than a knife, a key to a trunk full of memories, a call to adventure...