The Opinel No. 8 Pocket Knife comes with an 8.5 cm Sandvik 12C27M Stainless Steel Blade with Opinel’s crowned hand hallmark Etching. This Steel is renowned for its incomparable cutting qualities and requires no special protection to maintain or clean it.
The Sandvik 12C27M Stainless Steel is capable of undergoing the heat treatment that gives it its good hardness is called martensitic. It has a carbon content of at least 0.40%, giving it a good cutting edge and an excellent resistance to corrosion.