No. 8 by Opinel

On October 19, 2015, in Accessories, by Ryan & Ben

Image: Opinel

Though it takes a lot to make a change, we are always on the lookout for something that could find it’s way into our everyday carry collection.  Last week, we found ourselves in need of a pocket knife, and when a buddy loaned us his, we knew right away we’d be picking one up ASAP.  The knife was an Opinel No. 8.  How this classic has remained off our radar until now is a mystery.

Opinel has been making knives for more than 120 years, and the design of the No. 8 has remained virtually unchanged from inception.  In fact, the design is so timeless that the Museum of Modern Art included the No. 8 in it’s design masterpieces collection.  Available with a stainless or carbon steel blade, the Opinel No. 8 is simplicity at it’s finest, yet the huge selection of wooden handles will let you pick a knife that is just right for you.  For our first, we went with Olive Wood, but we have a feeling it won’t be the last.


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