A tiny and handy little trail knife, the perfect size and weight when you wish to keep your pack light down but still want the functionality of a knife.
Since the abolition of N°01 in the 30's, the N°02 is the smallest Opinel knife! Small knives are accurate and effective in daily life: unpacking the packages, making models... It concentrates in 45 mm (closed knife) all Opinel tradition: the legendary cutting and robustness.
The stainless steel used in OPINEL blades is a grade optimized to guarantee both high corrosion resistance and high mechanical performance. The blade offers excellent sharpness and high resistance to abrasion (wear) which allows it to withstand regular contact with hard materials, such as ceramics, before requiring re-sharpening. Stainless steel has the advantage of requiring no special maintenance under ordinary conditions of use, unlike carbon steel. Nevertheless, it can meet its limits when it is put in prolonged contact with an aggressive environment (acid, salt water, detergent ...).
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.
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This is a tiny, and I mean tiny, knife. It's all I'll ever need on the trail; the only time I use a knife is for cooking, the occasional gear maintenance or first aid, cutting bandages and such. So a knife this small and this light is perfect for me. I wish it had a little loop or key ring attachment I could clip it onto as if anything it's too small and could get lost in your pack easily.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
- high corrosion resistance
- high mechanical performance
- high resistance to abrasion (wear)
- Weight: 4g
- Blade length: 3.5cm
Material & Construction
- Beech handle
- Stainless Steel: Hardness 55-57 HRC. European origin.