Opinel 10 review shows an all purpose folding knife born in the Savoie region of France. The brand grew dramatically in popularity since 1890 due to it’s undeniable reliability.
With over a century of reputable claims to it’s consistent simple and durable design, Opinel is no brand to pass over.
This particular knife is a bit bigger compared to other knives I have reviewed which are specifically for wood carving. Unlike those, the Opinel 10 review reveals an all purpose knife, but does not fall short in performing basic whittling techniques.
Opinel 10 Review Detail Specs
These Opinel knives share most of their distinguishing features with each other aside from their size.
The Opinel 10 review acknowledges a 4″ XC90 carbon steel blade with a convex grind which is 3/4 of an inch longer than the Opinel No 8 that I just reviewed, it’s total length extends to about 9″.
Needless to say this is a pretty decent sized knife.
Much like it’s siblings, the handle is made of beechwood that fits comfortably and lightly in my hand, net weight is 3.9 ounces. Very light for it’s size.
The engravings you see on the blade are the genuine Opinel trademark symbols of main couronnée (crowned hand) next to lettering which says “Opinel Carbone”. The early models contained the popular logo, but it wasn’t until later years that the company started adding lettering like “FRANCE” and “OPINEL“, as well as “INOX“. (comes on the Sandvik 12C27M stainless steel blades, from “INOXidable, which means “non-oxidizable”)