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OPINEL N°12 Folding Knife Online

Original price was: $38.95.Current price is: $23.37.

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OPINEL N°12 Folding Knife

OPINEL  N°12 Folding Knife

One of the world’s best large sized camping knives. Durable and lightweight for a knife of these dimensions. The wood handle will not transfer heat or cold to the hand.

Made In France, high in the French Alps, famous and virtually unchanged since 1890. With a classic and unique design, the Opinel is a sought after respected brand throughout the world.

  • Overall Length Open: 282 mm
  • Overall Length Closed: 160 mm
  • Blade Length: 120 mm
  • Blade Thickness: 2.25 mm
  • Style: Virobloc, Stainless Blade
  • Steel: Sandvik 12C27
  • Handle Material: Beechwood
  • Weight: 112 Grams
  • Made in: France
  • Handle: Beechwood Blade Locking Mechanism
  • Safety ring for locking the blade.  

    The beech wood handle comes with the double Virobloc Safety Ring was created by Marcel Opinel in 1955 and locks the Blade either in open or closed Position.

    The knife blade features the renowned Sandvik 12C27 Stainless Steel Blade with Opinel’s crowned hand hallmark Etching.

    This Steel is known worldwide for its incomparable cutting qualities and requires no special protection to maintain or clean it.
    Sandvik 12C27 Stainless Steel is capable of undergoing the heat treatment that gives it its good hardness is called martensitic. It has a carbon content of at least 0.40%, giving it a good cutting edge and an excellent resistance to corrosion



    Victor-Amédée Opinel who was a peddler, learnt how to forge nails during his travels. He set up his first blacksmith workshop in Gevoudaz, a hamlet part of Albiez-le-Vieux, near Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. His son Daniel later worked alongside his father and grew to became a renowned “edgetool maker”(maker of sharp tools) among farmers who came from afar to buy his billhooks or sickles…

    Fast forward to the new millenium and the Opinel pocket knife is recognised as one of the 999 most successful designs of all times by a jury of international designers in the beautiful three-volume set of the “Phaidon Design Classics” 

    Opinel: a design icon

    The Opinel is a popular object used on a daily basis. Its aesthetics and functionality have convinced several generations of users. Unchanged for over a century, its design is one of the most successful of all times. For this reason, Opinel is recognised by the “Victoria and Albert Museum” as being among the 100 best designs. This list includes the Porsche 911 and the Rolex watch.

    Shipping & Delivery

    We accept returns on non-sale items that are in original packaging, unused, and unwashed within 30 days of receipt. Please follow our returns/exchanges process below. If items do not meet our requirements for return, they will be shipped back to you in lieu of a refund. Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable (exceptions may apply).

    Returns & Exchanges Process: If item(s) fit within our returns guidelines found in the Returns. Please allow 7-10 business days for the credit to appear on your account after your return is processed.