Urban Knife Guy shares his thoughts on the Opinel No 8 Black Palm Limited Edition Luxury Knife.
Opinel No 8 Black Palm
Opinel has made their wooden-handled knives since 1890. The company sells approximately 15 million knives annually.
Opinel knives are made of both high carbon and stainless steel. Opinel knives come in a wide variety of sizes and handle materials.
This is the N°08 black palm tree and is a unique knife with its anthracite finish and wood from Guyana in South America.
The stainless steel blade and Virobloc rotating collar have a matte anthracite finish.
Only 6,250 copies of this knife were made worldwide.
- Blade length: 82mm.
- Closed length: 108mm.
- Total length: 190mm.
- Weight: 58g.
- Blade Thickness: 1.5mm.
- Blade Style: Clippoint
- Blade Treatment: anthracite black
- Blade Steel: Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel
Sandvick 12C27 is manufactured by Sandvik AB, a Swedish company. Sandvik 12C27 steel is Swedish low-end steel often compared to Chinese 8Cr13MoV.
It is a stainless steel is that offers excellent wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and high hardness, all properties that make good knife steel. However, it is easy to sharpen.
- Handle: Black palm wood Black palm tree, or patawa, is a black wood with light streaks and black leopard-like spots on the heel.