Designed and made in France to the highest quality standards, the Opinel Knife is an excellent addition to your outdoor kit.
These knives feature a range of different wood handles and the option of a carbon steel or stainless steel blade. The durable handle sits comfortably in your hand, and the Virobloc safety ring locks the blade open for use and closed for transport for safety and your peace of mind.
In this video, our gear expert Ben gives you all the details on the range of knives from Opinel. He begins by recounting the history of the brand, and how they’re made and designed in France.
Then he shows you the range of knives we carry at Snowys, the wood handle options, the Virobloc safety ring, and the differences between stainless steel and carbon. Ben then talks you through sharpening, maintenance, and finishes with the blade shape – so check it out above for all the details.
0:00 – Intro
0:13 – History of Opinel
0:45 – Range of knives
1:15 – Handle options
1:26 – Virobloc safety ring
2:35 – Difference between stainless steel & carbon
3:12 – Sharpening & maintaining carbon
3:55 – Stainless steel benefits
4:38 – Yatagan blade shape