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Opinel No 8 Folding Knife Review. Un Product Film de Jean Luc Godard

One of the most iconic folding pocket knives of all time is the Opinel no 8. This review of the classic French blade features inspirations from the French New Wave film style (like Godard’s Breathless)- designed to annoy people who don’t know what that is. Or enrage people who hate black and white French films, with people tryung to be cool. I compare the Opinel to other favorite pocket knives including the Spyderco Para Military 2, the Douk Douk, and the Higo no kami. The Opinel no. 8 can be purchased in a carbon steel variant or a Sandvik stainless steel variety. It also features a locking mechanism called a Viroblock, and a really nice Beech Wood handle. This knife can be purchased in multiple sizes, but I chose the 8 because of it’s useful 3 inch plus size blade:

Stainless Steel Opinel no. 8: http://amzn.to/2B9A0hi
Carbon Steel Opinel 8: http://amzn.to/2Basanu
Carbon Steel with Sheath: http://amzn.to/2B8P8LF

I also used some of Youtube’s free music in the video:

Music: Bass Walker – Film Noir by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200071
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

29 replies on “Opinel No 8 Folding Knife Review. Un Product Film de Jean Luc Godard”

I carry a #10 every day, and it tends to stay upright in my jeans pocket on its own.

What I mean to say is, mine's bigger and stays up longer.

un film de jean luc godard avec yves putain et michelle escargot.
musique de léo ferré. 18 hours of excruciating pain in black and white,
where the actors screm, laugh, cry, for no apparent reason, while
smoking gauloises and cutting stinky cheese with a opinel knife. 5 stars.

un film de jean luc godard avec yves putain et michelle escargot. musique de léo ferré. 18 hours of excruciating pain in black and white, where the actors scream, laugh, cry, for no apparent reason, while smoking gauloises and cutting stinky cheese with a opinel knife. 5 stars.

You should have no trouble building a shelter with an Opinel, I did it. The tip is more likely to snap off than bend. The Douk Douk has pretty soft steel, the Opinel is a much better knife.

I thought your anomie was a bit lacking, and the filter on the cigs was just wrong (!!!) but hey, it worked for me, and I like my #8. I like my K55, too. No Maginot line between 'em, either.

Wait, you're supposed to clean the water and urine off your blades…? I thought it was there to season the blade.

I'm sure Opinel puts as much love into their knives as any other great knife manufacturer. But, there's no way I could carry a knife that doesn't work when it gets wet.

Great review. I have had these all my life. I view them as a "look cool eating cheese at an art show or picnic knife with a sweet lady". They are a classic, and will always love them. I would never want to fight with one, but one looks real cool pulling one out for a social event to eat fine cheese. Opinel are classy. I think i will go buy one from your link right now. There are many art shows and picnics in my near future. Plus, I just subscribed due to the fun nature of your productions. Thumbs up.

I can't get the obsession with clips. Do you wear skinny jeans? Carry a lot of extra crap in your pocket? Require a fast draw for tactical situations? What? A normal sized knife is as easy to get out of a normal pants pocket as keys or whatever else you use a pocket for. Does your wallet have a belt clip? Also, the location that my knife sits in my pocket means that most people would probably assume it was a pocket knife before they jumped to anatomical abnormality.

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