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Boker Opinel Knife OP8 Review

Fixed Locking Blade

Posted by Ken

Boker Opinel Knife OP8 Review The craftsmen behind Boker bring you the knife you see here; a blade that's fairly cheaply made, but is still handy to have as an all-around tool knife.

Its 2.75-inch blade is made from carbon steel, but it's not high enough of a grade to warrant anything above its low price tag. So you don't want to use this as your everyday hunting knife or utility blade... it's something to keep in the glove box just in case you need it for an emergency.

But there are a couple of other handy features worth mentioning. For one, the locking mechanism isn't half bad. It comes with an ergonomic finger notch in the handle that rigidly locks the blade. Also, the blade has a nail nick for easy opening when you need to pull it out of the handle.

The grip is made from authentic pearwood, which has been given a polished-yet-rustic texture similar to its blade's dusted metal finish. It measures 4.25 inches, just long enough to get a decent hold on while small enough to fit in your pocket.

Like we said before, though, this is not the cream of the crop as far as knives are concerned. If you're looking for exceptional quality, you're not going to find it here. But for occasional use, it should do just fine.

If you're looking to step up in quality, I'm partial to the Kershaw Ken Onion Leek. That knife is all steel, has a better opening and locking mechanism, and is made of higher-quality materials. But it's also more expensive than the Boker.

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