Lots of great product coming into our store over the coming months and we wanted to share the awesome tools we use with our favorite forum folks. Where possible we will be offering a limited group buy as we launch a product line to pass on good products at great prices.
The Opinel line has long been one of my personal favorite camping companions - both in the toolbox and the camp kitchen. I received a No. 6 carbon steel Opinel on my 8th birthday as a gift from my Grandfather - a knife that traveled with me on every backpacking trip until well into my teen years. (sadly lost to a capsized canoe near Wasilla one late summer) And unlike most other knives I carried in my youth the locking blade never managed to bite me on accident.
For those who are not familiar with the product line, the Opinel family began making knives in France, and since 1890 the series design has not changed. Over the years a second blade material in Inox (stainless steel) has been sold alongside the original high-carbon steel blades. The simplicity of the lock mechanism makes it safe and intuitive to use, the handles are comfortable and sturdy, and the steel is high quality. The classic carbon steel is my favorite as it takes an edge quickly and easily - the stainless is slower to loose sharpness and keeps its luster.
As we are newly an Opinel retailer - we are offering the following group buy to introduce the line and celebrate a great product.
There are 5 of each of the following available in the group buy pricing, we will ship any size knife order for $6 via USPS flat rate.
#6 CARBON STEEL BLADE BEECHWOOD HANDLE FOLDING KNIFE - $8
#7 CARBON STEEL BLADE BEECHWOOD HANDLE FOLDING KNIFE - $9
#8 CARBON STEEL BLADE BEECHWOOD HANDLE FOLDING KNIFE - $10
#9 CARBON STEEL BLADE BEECHWOOD HANDLE FOLDING KNIFE - $11
#6 STAINLESS STEEL BLADE BEECHWOOD HANDLE FOLDING KNIFE - $9
#7 STAINLESS STEEL BLADE BEECHWOOD HANDLE FOLDING KNIFE - $10
#8 STAINLESS STEEL BLADE BEECHWOOD HANDLE FOLDING KNIFE - $11
#9 STAINLESS STEEL BLADE BEECHWOOD HANDLE FOLDING KNIFE - $12
Blade sizing as follows:
We recommend the No. 6 as a casual pocket-knife, the No. 7 as a picnic or pocket knife, The No. 8 as the best all around camp knife, and the No. 9 as an awesome packable steak knife or a prep knife for your camp kitchen.
Stainless for occasional use and carbon when you want a razor sharp edge that will take on a personality of its own as it ages.
Above pricing is limited to pre-purchase sales only and to the quantity available. Special orders and regular stock items will be available in the store or via email - please let us know if you want something special from Opinel and we can quote you. Group buy pricing closes in two weeks or when all special buy quantities are sold out.