It might just be a brand name to us, but among the French it has become a genericized trademark developing since 1890, much similar to how we refer to a hot tub as a Jacuzzi but it’s ultimately the name of a brand.
Instead, they refer to any wood handled pocket tool as an Opinel.
Ever since reports of Pablo Picasso using Opinels for sculpting, which started out as a utility tool knife, the brand quickly became shaped into the French language and symbolical of the culture.
Yes, freakin Pablo Picasso.
Nowadays, the Opinel No 8 review receives recognition for it’s unique knife design by sitting alongside the Porsche 911 sports car and the Rolex watch in the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design (Victoria and Albert Museum, also referred to as V&A) in London since 1985 as part of an exhibit celebrating the “100 most beautiful products in the world”.
Opinel No 8 Review Specs
Widley known as their best selling knife, the Opinel No 8 review acknowledges that size is ideal for a pocket knife and this tool conceals very well. Materials used are mid-range, but at a price point that is quite exciting.
In total, the knife sits at only 1.6 oz. Its weight only adds to the versatility and is surprising when you first hold it.
It is equipped with a 3.25” carbon steel blade with a tightly polished edge and stamped factory logo.
|Knife:||Opinel No 8|
|Dimensions:||5 x 1 x 0.7 inches|
|Type:||Multi purpose folding knife|
When extended, the knife has a total length of 7 5/8”. The blade is held in place by a stainless steel, twist able lock collar to eliminate the possibility of it closing in on your hand and ensuring a stable cutting edge while working. [Read more…] about Opinel No 8 Review