No.2 Carbon Steel Beechwood
1 1/4″ High carbon XC90 steel blade with crowned hand hallmark etching. 4″ Overall Length. Beechwood handle.
One of Opinel’s smaller models, the No.3 does not feature the Virobloc safety ring, and as such is non-locking. This knife is commonly used to perform small tasks such as opening letters or cutting papers.
Made in France
Opinel Carbon steel XC90 (acier au carbone)
Opinel knives “Carbon” blade series are made using steels with a high carbon content, which is what makes it possible to achieve the excellent hardness after heat treatment, guaranteeing the good strength of the cutting edge, resistance to wear and easy sharpening.Carbon has a low resistance to corrosion caused by moisture, which means that certain precautionary measures are necessary when using and storing the knives: we recommend that you avoid damp environments and that you dry and grease the blade after use.The hardness obtained after heat treatment are theoretically slightly greater in steels that do not contain chrome. The cutting strength is therefore better with a “carbon” steel and sharpening of carbon steel blades is much easier than sharpening of stainless steel blades.