Sandvik’s modified 12C27 stainless steel developed for Opinel is renowned for its sharpness and ease of maintenance. The stainless steel capable of undergoing the heat treatment which gives it its good hardness is called martensitic. It has a carbon content of at least 0.40%, which makes it possible to obtain a very satisfactory cutting edge without being sensitive to corrosion
The curved blade is bevelled on both sides, it is ideal for grafting, cutting, cutting.
The beech is the most used wood for the manufacture of Opinel sleeves. Resulting from French farms, it is hard, resistant and easy to work. With a homogeneous appearance, its light color varies from yellow to rosé. It is recognizable by the presence of many small dark traits. The handle is varnished to be better protected against moisture and dirt.