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Opinel N09 Folding Knife 3.5" X90 Carbon Plain Blade, Beechwood Handle - OP13090

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Part Number: OP9
Manufacturer: Opinel Knives
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OP9: N09 Folding Knife, Carbon Steel
The Opinel N09 is the first of their "large" knives with a full-size 3.5" blade. Stabilized beechwood is ultra resistant and comfortably contoured to fit the hand. The blade is made from X90 Carbon steel, with a high carbon content, which is what makes it possible to achieve the excellent hardness after heat treatment, guaranteeing the strength of the cutting edge, resistance to wear and easy of sharpening. The hardness obtained after heat treatment are theoretically slightly greater in steels that do not contain chrome. The cutting strength is therefore better with a carbon steel knife and sharpening is much easier than a stainless steel blades which contain chrome. However, carbon has a low resistance to corrosion caused by moisture, which means that certain precautionary measures are necessary when using and storing a carbon knives: we recommend that you avoid damp environments and that you dry the blade after each use. This is a very large knife - please review its size before considering it.
  • This knife features the Virobloc Safety ring. The Virobloc safety ring was invented and implemented in 1955. This simple yet effective locking system greatly improved the original knife.The ability to help prevent the blade from opening when closed was added to the Virobloc in 2000.
  • Blade Length: 2.0"
  • Blade Steel: X90 Carbon Steel
  • Overall Length: 4.75"
  • Handle Material: Beechwood
  • Weight: 0.3 oz.
  • Made in France

UPC Code: 000000016223

Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Jimmy Simmons
Livingston, Texas
May 25, 2011
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great Knife, Great Price
I use this knife as a pocket knife for general use. I also use it for skinning game. The style and shape of the blade is perfect for skinning. It is a simple, and functional design, nothing fancy. They say that you get what you pay for, well, in this case you get way more than what it costs. The blade holds a good edge, yet when it does get dull, you can whip a new edge on it in short order. Hard to find carbon blades of this quality. I just love it, in fact I bought two. If you want a simple, functional, quality knife, then this is for you.
5 out of 5
Northern, WI
Feb 05, 2011
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Excellent Knife, Excellent Steel
I have used this knife as an EDC, while camping and for processing small game. Also have used it in kitchen as it can slice paper thin. The slightly clipped, 3.5 inch blade of 1095 carbon steel is flat ground can be sharpened to a razor edge and hold it for more than a reasonable time. I have the Opinel #8 and like it, but I find the larger handle of the #9 and larger blade suits me better. While I have folders made of various stainless, I much prefer 1095 and it's performance. This knife locks open and closed and is a simplistic, yet excellent slicer. I enjoy using this knife virtually everyday. Great price, great service, great knife.
5 out of 5
Mister Mcman
new york
Nov 24, 2010
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
awesome knife!
this is a great knife that works for any use. the locking system is one of a kind, this is my favorite style knife!
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