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Opinel N.08


Opinel is an old knife making company based in Savoie France.  And they have been making these knives for a very very long time.  It all started with a tool maker’s apprentice that came up with a simple and clever locking mechanism that they call the “Virobloc” which is a type of “Twist Lock” or as I remember it being called many years ago, a “Barrel Lock”.   Continue reading Opinel N.08