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Opinel knives are designed to stand the test of time; some carry Opinel knives handed down from parents and grandparents. Follow a few simple instructions to ensure your knife lasts for years to come.
Hand-wash after each use
Wipe the blade dry
Store in a dry place and keep out of damp conditions
Expect the wooden handle to swell or contract slightly with use; wood is a living material that can be affected by humidity and atmospheric conditions. If your blade feels stuck, use the "Opinel knock" - rapping the end of the knife on a hard surface - to loosen the blade slightly
Grease the metal parts, including the Virobloc locking mechanism, on a regular basis
Use a whetstone or other fine-grain natural stone to sharpen your blade. Make sure the blade is dry and clean, and hold the sharpening stone at an approximately 20-degree angle from the blade while sharpening
You should NOT...
Put your knife in the dishwasher
Use bleach or chlorine to clean your knife
Leave your knife in wet or damp conditions for extended periods of time
Blade length: 8.5 cm/3.35 inches
Materials: Stainless steel blade, varnished beechwood handle
Versatile in its use, classic in its design and construction, the Opinel No. 8 has been carried - and appreciated - by generations. A classic pocket knife designed to stand the test of time.