Opinel and Topo Designs have merged a century-old classic folding knife with a new modern look, complete with a custom carrying sheath. Building upon the classic aesthetic of the No8 knife, adding a bold painted handle, a beautiful stainless steel blade and modern trims. This knife and sheath collaboration is the perfect combination of both old and new, and French and American made.
When Joseph Opinel designed his first pocket knife in 1890, the French blacksmith created a tool that was as robust and functional as it was simple and beautiful. From his workshop at the foot of the French Alps, Opinel forged a cult classic. From Picasso to the peasant workman, generations of artists, explorers, and farmers have carried the instantly recognizable, eminently useful Opinel knife in their pockets.
Little has changed since 1890. Rooted in history and a commitment to craftsmanship, the Opinel family still makes their knives in the Savoie region of france. Today, the company crafts a wide range of tools and kitchen knives, all designed to stand the test of time with Joseph Opinel's focus on quality, simplicity, and iconic design.
Opinel Folding Knife 08 and Topo Designs Knife Sheath
The Opinel Knife offers an 8.5cm titanium nitride coated stainless steel blade that is both scratch-resistant and has tremendous cutting quality. The Virobloc® safety system locks the blade open or closed. The natural wood handle with a custom print is finished with a 1.5mm paracord lanyard. The Topo Designs sheath holds the folded knife, while a back webbing strap allows it to be securely attached to a belt or bag.