N°08 Trekking Knife

12,90 €
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The Trekking knife is a colored version of the legendary Opinel N°08 model. The handle is made of French Hornbeam white wood, which is ideal for applying colors. The leather lace through the handle piercing makes it easy to hang the knife when not in use.

The stainless steel blade has excellent corrosion resistance and doesn't require any special maintenance for keeping the excellent cutting quality. Rotating the ring with Virobloc locking system locks the blade in closed or open position as needed.

  • Iconic French design
  • Virobloc locking system
  • Corrosion resistant blade
  • Colored wood handle

Please note this item is available for deliveries within European Union only.

Products in new condition can be returned for free within 60 days. We'll cover the return shipping, but the original shipping costs will not be refunded.
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  • WarrantyLifetime warranty
  • Made inFrance
  • Blade Length8,5 cm
  • HandleHornbeam wood
  • BladeSandvik 12C27 Stainless Steel

The Design of the Opinel Knife

Opinel knife is both smart and simple, composed of 5 elements: the blade, the haft, the fixed ferrule, the rivet and the rotating ferrule that was added in 1955.

  1. Sharp traditional Yatagan blade with a convex profile and a nail nick for opening, stamped with the Crowned Hand.
  2. Fixed ring for robustness
  3. Round wooden handle for a secure and comfortable grip
  4. Rivet to hold the knife together
  5. Rotating Virobloc ring to lock the blade in its open or closed position.

The Safety Ring

Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to every Opinel folding knife from the N°06 upwards. Cut from stainless steel, it locks the blade in open position (safe to use) and in a closed position (safe to carry). More reliable and easier Virobloc was developed in 2016.

Convex Blade

Opinel blades are filed to produce an exclusive convex profile which allows a high resistance to the cutting edge compared to a similar sized blade that's filed flat. Also, the contact between the sides of the blade and the cut material is minimised which reduces friction and makes the cutting easier.


Opinel uses Swedish 12C27 modified stainless steel Sandvik. 14.5% addition of chrome enhances the resistance to corrosion and doesn't need much maintenance. The carbon content of at least 0.50% gives an excellent cutting edge.


95% of the handle wood comes from sustainably managed French forests, to minimise the impact on the environment.

Made in France

All pocket knives are manufactured in the Opinel factory in Chambéry, Savoie, in the hear of the French Alps.


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  • Jyrki M
  • Verified customer
  • VANTAA, Finland
  • 24.08.2020

Aina mukana
Tuli itku kun hukkasin edellisen Opinelini. Onneksi löytyi googlaamalla Mukama, josta tilasin sen kännykällä ja yllätys oli melkoinen kun se olikin postilaatikossa jo kahden päivän päästä.

Tämä veitsi on aina mukana ja sille löytyy aina käyttöä niin retkillä, pakettien avaamisessa, ruuvimeisselin sijaisena ja kärjellä voi tehdä jopa tarkkuutta vaativia juttuja. Mainio lahja jopa niille joilla on jo "kaikkea".

  • Eikku
  • Verified customer
  • Tikkakoski , Finland
  • 10.09.2019

Kevyt, terävä, löytyvä

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In 1890 Joseph Opinel designed his first pocket knife in Savoie. Today, that same pocket knife is found useful and beloved by generations. Opinel is still a family business which produces these iconic knives at the heart of French Alps, with dedication to craftsmanship and quality.

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