Opinel #6 2 7/8” blade 6 1/2” open. Created in 1890 in Savoie, France, Opinel folding knives are the favorite of every French household and one of the most recognizable pocket knives in the world. The blades are stamped, heat treated, ground and polished to their unique profile and smooth cutting feel. These carbon steel blades will naturally patina, but also have the ability to rust if left wet. Carbon steel will also be tougher, with a longer-lived edge. Both our carbon and stainless Opinel lines sport Beech wood handles. The ring lock provides safety in keeping the blade secure during storage or while in use.