Opinel USA Inc No 2 Carbon Steel Mini Pocket Knife 111020
Style #: 111020
- Blade Length: 1.38in
- Overall Length (open): 3.15in
- Locking Mechanism: Does not lock
- Blade: Carbon Steel
- Handle: Beechwood
- Style: Yatagan Style
- Made in France
- Model: 111020
The No.02 is our smallest model and does not feature the Virobloc safety ring. This tiny knife is commonly used to perform small tasks such as opening letters or cutting papers. This is a very small knife; please review its size before purchasing. Model: 111020
Our carbon steel is extremely hard, thereby guaranteeing excellent cutting quality, good wear resistance and easy regrinding. Carbon can corrode easily. We advise you to avoid damp locations and to wipe and grease the blade after use.
Beech is the most commonly used wood for the manufacture of Opinel handles. From France, our beech is hard, durable and easy to work. With a homogeneous appearance, its light color varies from yellow to pink. It is characterized by the presence of numerous small, -dark dashes.
Yatagan Style:The classic Opinel blade has adopted a Yatagan shape. The Yatagan shape is inspired by a traditional Turkish saber, the toe up. The blade is ground to an exclusive convex profile that ensures the strength of the blade and allows efficient regrinding.
Avoid leaving your knife in damp environments for too long. Place a little food grade mineral oil on all metal parts regularly. Dry the blade using a dry cloth after each use. Our carbon blades are made from steels with a high carbon content, which is what makes it possible to achieve the excellent hardness after heat treatment, guaranteeing the strength of the cutting edge, resistance to wear and ease of sharpening. 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 blade and sharpening is much easier than stainless steel which contain chrome. However, carbon has a low resistance to corrosion caused by moisture, which means that certain precautionary measures are necessary when using and storing a carbon blade knife.
We suggest you take a look at the Opinel F.A.Q. where most common questions about Opinel knives are answered.