Opinel No 8 Knife & Pouch Gift Set

Opinel No 8 Knife & Pouch Gift Set

Regular price £27.95 Sale


My parents bought me my first pen knife when I was around 6 years old.  Probably too young if I'm honest as I learn't knife handling skills the hard way and via two cut palms.  Cleaning mud off a blade with your hands isn't recommended.  Since then I've always had a pen knife in the car, around the house or in the garage.  When you are a tinkerer you appreciate the simplicity of a good pen knife.

I first noticed Opinel on a camping trip in France - when every Frenchmen seemed to be using one to cut his bread and cheese at various picnic spots.  Louise bought me a Walnut handled No 6 on that trip and its grown to be one of my favourite knives (and I've got quite a few..)

Opinel are still made in the Savoie region of France and have been making them there since 1890.  Originally sold as a working persons knife, the design and manufacturing process has changed little over the years.

Their marketing material describes them as - simple, robust and functional.  Enough said and no wonder they appeal to me!

This gift set includes their No 8 Stainless knife and a synthetic leather sheath.

The blade is 8.5 cm and the handle is made from varnished beech.

A really nice gift for anybody.

You must be 18 years or older to purchase this bladed item.

Your age will be verified automatically where possible.  More information about these checks can be found here.

We recommend that you purchase this item via a Paypal Account or Credit Card as this further helps with your 18+ age verification.

As of the 4th April 2022, this item legally requires age verification upon delivery in addition to the age verification upon purchase.  We have included a ‘bladed postage fee’ into our retail price for all bladed items. You can read more about this here.