Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Rock solid and razor sharp!
The Opinel No.8 folder has been my favorite folding knife for years. It is used for just about everything I do from backpacking, fishing, camping, kayaking, etc. I've cut boxes , rope, skinned squirrels, cordage of all types, whittled wood, you name it. I carry it everyday in all situations from work to play. The thin convex grind makes it a breeze to sharpen (razor sharp). It's simple in design yet distinctive in looks. A must have for anyone who uses a knife on a daily basis. Keep it well oiled as it is a high carbon steel and it will be there for you when you need it. This is my second No.8 in 6 years only because my last one was offered up to the great fishing god in 30 foot of water when I was wrestling with a monster channel cat from my kayak, and my No.8 was sitting on the ridge of the kayak's cockpit cowl. When the pole took off, it carried my Opinel down to the depths of Lincoln Lake. If it ever happens again I'm diving in after it! Get yourself one. Oh yeah, and KnifeCenter's service was par excellence! super fast delivery. Thanks KnifeCenter.