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Opinel No.8 Sampo Curly Birch Knife - Limited Edition

In Finnish mythology, the Sampo is a magical object that brings wealth to the people who possess it. But nobody really knows what this object looks like... Perhaps it looks like an Opinel?  

The Limited-Edition N°08 Sampo pocketknife showcases a buffed handle in curly birch from Finnish forests and an 8.5 cm stainless steel blade with a mirror polish finish.  

Curly birch is a subspecies of silver birch found in northern countries. Its veining is slightly speckled, with small waves, meaning no two handles are the same. 

This N°08 is the perfect addition to your collection and would make a wonderfully original gift for the Opinel fan. 

Add your personalised engraving to the blade for an unforgettable gift.  

Product Details: 

  • Blade Hardness 55-57 HRC. 
  • European origin Martensitic Steel 
  • Blade Length: 8.5cm 
  • Virobloc Safety Ring 
  • Double polished blade for a mirror effect 
  • Curly Birch Handle 
*Curly birch is a subspecies of silver birch found in northern countries. Its veining is slightly speckled, with small waves. So it's never the same from one knife to another. 
Over 18 only. Your order will be subject to age verification on checkout and delivery.
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French knife manufacturers Opinel have been producing their classic wooden handle knives in the Savoie region since 1890. Originally known as their "working man's knife" they are now seen as the premier knives of France, with well known historic users including Pablo Picasso. Known for their classic wooden design, reliability and company values, Opinel knives are now some of the most sought after in the world.


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