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Opinel N08 Pruning Knife Folding 3.25" Sandvik 12C27 Hawkbill Blade, Beechwood Handle - OP13140

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Part Number: OPC8
Manufacturer: Opinel Knives
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OPC8: N08 Pruning Knife, Stainless Steel
With its curved blade beveled on both sides the Opinel N08 pruning knife is the ideal tool for grape-picking, shrub pruning or cutting ties. Stabilized beechwood is ultra resistant and comfortably contoured to fit the hand. The blade is made from 12C27 Sandvik Stainless steel, which will not rust, however try to avoid leaving your Opinel knife in damp environments for too long and dry the blade after each use. This knife does not lock in the closed position.
  • 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: 3.25"
  • Blade Steel: 12C27 Sandvik Stainless Steel
  • Overall Length: 7.5"
  • Handle Material: Beechwood
  • Weight: 1.7 oz.
  • Made in France

UPC Code: 3123841131409

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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Rhode Island
May 24, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, None
Perfect all-around
Like the fellow just below, I must say that this has been one of my favorite utility knives over the last five years. It keeps a great edge for normal use (no aluminum plate, please). Especially when I use it for boxes, it literally goes for days of cutting cardboard before it needs just a few light strokes on my ceramic rod to bring it back to shaving. That little hook at the tip is the perfect tool for performing so many different infuriating jobs around the shop. It is especially useful for making arrows: stripping branches for arrows, processing feathers for fletchings, for a nocking tool, and as a makeshift v-gouge. Great knife. Cheap and tough, long lasting. Get three. I love Knife Center. They're like family after all these years. You spend enough time here, you'll find out real quick that YOU are their only priority. I don't buy from anyone else.
4 out of 5
Mar 14, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Nifty little blade.
I use cheap utility knives daily and wanted a hooked blade for fibrous materials. Paracord, webbing, tie-downs, etc. This knife has found its way into use for many other things as well. I wasn't expecting a hooked knife to be so handy. The handle is pretty. The blade shape works well to quickly slice a wide range of thinner materials like 550 cord and boxes. The blade steel is better than most in this price range, though definitely not as good as their carbon steel blades. I've owned other Opinel knives and was expecting it to be sharper. The tip is actually quite blunt (that changed the day I got it). Sharpening is difficult as a result of blade shape. Figuring out a good method took a while. Loosely rolled fine grit sandpaper ended up working better than any of my flat sharpening stones. Overall a good choice for those on a budget and in need (or want) of a hooked knife.
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