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No. 8 Folding Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars It's also an historical knife and the type dates back to at least the Civil War. I've used mine for Civil War and 1916 Punitive Expedition living history. It's a good knife to have and I also carry one in my ground-pounder search and rescue pack. Full review

No. 8 Folding Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars All around a great knife, simple and nice to look at. The knife is easy to open—not as easy as some, it does require two hands. Its simple design is what makes this knife so appealing and nice to look at, it has a very pretty real wooden handle and is simple to unlock and lock with a collar that turns to lock the blade open or closed.  These famous peasant knives from France have a single high-carbon steel blade that folds into a hardwood handle (Beechwood I think). Being a high carbon blade… Full review

No. 9 Folding Knife

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The proven simple and dependable design for over 100+ years. I purchased the #9 model from its indigenous country, France, during a conference meeting I was attending. I have known the knife for some time and wanted to add one into my gear arsenal. The sizes vary from ridiculously small to unnecessarily large. I picked the #9, a little bit larger than the popular #7 or #8. The first thing noticeable is the fact that it is light, almost feather-like. For those of you minimalist guys, I can definitely… Full review

No. 7 Folding Knife

rated 4 of 5 stars A solid but relatively lightweight folding knife with a fine, thin blade, a satisfyingly traditional wooden handle, and a unique locking mechanism. Perfect for cutting or peeling an apple, whittling a stick, or slicing food for dinner around a campfire. The Opinel No. 7 is a classic folding knife that comes from a 19th century knife making company headquartered in a scenic alpine village in France, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie. Should you become an Opinel owner, take a moment to read online about… Full review

No. 8 Folding Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars In the 1980s, Opinel folding knives were a camping store fad in North America, and I fell for them hook line and sinker. Since then, I've always had at least one. While Opinel's U.S. distribution has been spotty through the years, Coghlan's, the Canadian supplier of small camping gear has offered them, blister packed on their familiar green cardboard. Opinels, whether sold by Opinel or Coghlan's, are inexpensive workhorses and because they don't cost a mint, if your knife gets lost or beat up, it's… Full review

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73000 Chambéry
Savoie
France

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USA

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