With an easy-to-maintain stainless steel blade, this knife is ready for wherever your adventures might take you.
• Hand-wash after each use.
• Wipe the blade dry.
• Store in a dry place and keep out of damp conditions.
• Expect the wooden blade to swell or contract slightly with use; wood is a living material that can be affected by humidity and atmospheric conditions. If your blade feels stuck, use the “Opinel knock” — rapping the end of the knife on a hard surface — to loosen the blade slightly.
• Grease the metal parts, including the Virobloc locking mechanism, on a regular basis.
• Use a whetstone or other fine-grain natural stone to sharpen your blade. Make sure the blade is dry and clean, and hold the sharpening stone at an approximately 20-degree angle from the blade while sharpening.
Virobloc safety ring, invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955; the locking ring allows the blade to be locked in both the open and closed positions.
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• Tuck it into your pocket for a picnic.
• Keep it in your desk for workday lunches.
• Carve into charcuterie, cheese, or a crisp apple, or whittle a stick for campfire s’mores.
• Carry it around in its leather sheath
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