As an item that is now part of French cultural heritage, the Opinel No. 08 carbon is now recognised worldwide as a design icon, being exhibited at the MoMa in New York as a classic among classics.
It adapts with the times and to new uses. This little pocket knife has been handed down from generation to generation and the shape that hasn’t changed since 1890 has made it famous as well as endearing.
Both smart and simple, the Opinel knife is composed of 5 elements: the blade, the haft, the fixed ferrule, the rivet and the rotating ferrule that was added in 1955. The No. 08 features a sharp 8.5cm blade, a comfortable 9cm haft, and weighs in at an efficient 45 grams!
A popular item, the Opinel No. 08 remains a must-have to keep on you at all times, simple, loyal and effective. More than a knife, a key to a trunk full of memories, a call to adventure…