Opinel Nº08 130 EME Anniversary Edition
The Opinel No. 08 130th Anniversary 002399 Limited Edition is a cool and modern version of the classic Opinel 8. A special edition to celebrate Opinel's 130th anniversary. Made as a limited edition and only produced 13.000 times. Might sound like a lot, but considering the entire Opinel production this really isn't. The beech wood handle is enhanced with a special decoration to celebrate the 130th anniversary.
The Sandvik 12C27 steel blade is enhanced with a matte black coating. The Virobloc locking ring contains a satin black coating. Combined with the cool oak handle the whole looks very modern.
In terms of form and function Opinel didn't change anything. The blade is still nice and thin and the Virobloc lock still prevents unintentional opening and closing. The black coating helps to prevent corrosion. It may, therefore, be the most corrosion-resistant Opinel on the market. Also great: Opinel added a nice gift box to this knife.