While also known as a pruning knife, we love this elegant folding knife for everyday garden harvests. The curved, bevelled carbon steel blade of the Opinel No8 knife is the ideal garden harvest knife. Great for many uses including quick harvests of delicate greens, lettuces, and herbs; slicing through thick-stemmed broccoli, cabbage, and even asparagus; harvesting grapes; and foraging mushrooms. 3 1/8" carbon steel blade with Beechwood handle, with Virobloc safety ring that locks when the knife is open. Made in France.
FROM THE MANUFACTURER ABOUT PURCHASING A CARBON BLADE KNIFE. Avoid leaving your carbon knife in damp environments for too long. Place a little food grade mineral oil on all metal parts regularly. Dry the blade using a dry cloth after each use. Opinel carbon knife blades are made using steels with a high carbon content, which is what makes it possible to achieve the excellent hardness after heat treatment, guaranteeing the strength of the cutting edge, resistance to wear and easy of sharpening. The hardness obtained after heat treatment are theoretically slightly greater in steels that do not contain chrome. The cutting strength is therefore better with a carbon steel knife and sharpening is much easier than sharpening of stainless steel blades which contain chrome. However, carbon has a low resistance to corrosion caused by moisture, which means that certain precautionary measures are necessary when using and storing a carbon knives: we recommend that you avoid damp environments and that you dry the blade after each use.