I have small hands, so the No. For food prep, tape, cardboard, etc, I'm sure it will be fine, but the stainless steel on the No. I made one feather stick (12 passes or so on the stick), and the blade is dull. You probably already know about this knife's history, but if not you should read up on it. I wear a glove on my left hand and a finger and thumb cover on my right, but this spot on the knife is lower than the protection and, ironically, exactly the place you're taught to put your finger or thumb to protect it from getting cut by the blade. It is extremely light, and fits in my pocket much better than the No. Official website of Opinel USA. Great tool for knife sensitive areas. The Bubinga wood and mirror finish are beautiful and the blade came somewhat sharp, but really did need some further sharpening for optimum usage. It is what it is. Use it at a picnic, to open boxes or letters and the Virobloc locks the blade shut while not in use. I love the design and history of the knife. It is a cheap and light classic knife. 8 with bubinga handle and just received this No. This page works best with JavaScript. I definitely love that knife and have been carrying with me everyday for the last week. 8, it too came with a pretty dull blade with an iffy grind on it. It feels good in my hand, and I love the simple practicality of it's locking mechanism. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Opinel No.06 Stainless Steel Folding Knife with Olive Wood Handle, See all details for Opinel No.06 Stainless Steel Folding Knife with Olive Wood Handle, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. 8 is the most popular size, and it was because of this fact that I ordered that one. 6 for a cheapy hiking knife, and it is good for that purpose, but not a heavy duty blade whatsoever. Its size is particularly suited to the most petty hands. I have not had it fail ever, but it doesn't inspire confidence for harder tasks, so I haven't really tried to do something it might potentially fail at. The locking mechanism works well. If I was not carrying everything on my back for long miles, I would definitely take something different, such as a full tang fixed blade like an Izula, my Enzo Necker, or my Bark River ULB. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2018. We use Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel. However. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. 6 with walnut handle. (all great knives!!!!!) No big deal - a few minutes on the sharpening stone and the edge was hair-whittling sharp. The No.07 is the perfect for those who feel that the No.06 could be a little larger. At the base of the blade where it meets the handle, there is a slip collar. $16.00. I only recently discovered how cool Opinels are, and I'm upset that it took me so long. With its nice walnut handle (although I do think the bubinga on my No. For this purpose, it fills a niche, but it is definitely not the best knife I own. cheap and light and fills a niche. And the fact that the mirrored finish looks so good makes the stainless excusable. But, its a good size for cutting tape on boxes, slicing an apple, etc, etc. items left. It is small enough to be placed in a pocket or purse and you'll be surprised how often you use it! . Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. I bought mine for whittling and carving wood when I have spare time on my hands, like waiting on vet, store help, my wife, doctors, dentists, etc. Sa taille est particulièrement adaptée aux mains … Obviously this isn't a heavy duty workhorse but it will open packages and letters, cut string, and slice through plastic ties and bubble wrap, which covers about 95% of the tasks you'll ask of any pocket knife. Overall, it does the job, but not necessarily the greatest knife in the world. The knives are slightly bulky, but very light in the pocket. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I bought a No. The blade came razor sharp and holds an edge. Classy, yet functional. 6 was less than .9 oz after modifying the handle. The No. Idéal pour les activités outdoor et sportives, le N°06 est également adapté aux travaux manuels (petit bricolage et couture). Opinel Stainless Steel Folding Knife - Everyday Carry Blade with Beechwood Handle (No. I have found that I like the Opinel better overall for the light weight and the handle shape and the type of tasks I do while backpacking (it's a really good slicer because of the thin blade and flat grind) even though the lock is better on the Gerber. This is way lighter than other similar sized backpacking knives. 1 review. 8 is nicer), classic blade shape, and two-handed operation, the No. But now that the No. 8. Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2020. I splurged ($25 lol) and got the Bubinga wood handle, which is a knock out. Notify me when this product is available: The No.06 is the smallest model that features the Virobloc safety ring which will lock the knife securely open, or closed. 6 is, in my mind, the perfect gentleman's folder.