2 1/2″ mirror polished 12C27 MOD Sandvik stainless blade with crowned hand hallmark etching. 5 1/2″ Overall Length. Beech wood handle.
Opinel’s largest model that does not feature the Virobloc safety ring, and as such is non-locking. This smaller knife is commonly used to perform small tasks such as opening letters or cutting papers.
All Opinel stainless steel blades are modified by adding at least 0.40% of carbon to the « sandvik » blend , giving it a good cutting edge but which explains why knife blades are not totally corrosion-proof. Only a carbon-free steel would be, but it would not have the hardness guaranteeing a good cutting quality and the excellent strength of the cutting edge.
Made in France