Opinel 3 Piece Gardening Tool Set – No. 12 Folding Saw, No. 8 Pruning Knife, No. 8 Garden Knife – Vibrant Painted Handles, Stainless Steel and Carbon Steel Blades – Made in France
We’ve already featured the Opinel No 8, one of my go to everyday carries. So you know how we feel about the company and their products. This OPINEL 3 PIECE GARDENING TOOL SET is the perfect gift for the botanist or hobbyist you know. Get ready for whatever the garden or greenhouse can throw at you. This kit features everything necessary to tend to your vegetables, shrubs, herbs, flowers, even small trees and branches.
The Green thumb’s Tool Kit:
- Green Handle Folding Saw No. 12: A pocket saw with an ultra efficient blade for cutting branches with a diameter of less than 8 cm.
- Purple Handle Garden Knife No. 8: To weed, pick salads or dandelions. Its pointed and robust blade makes it indispensable to the garden.
- Orange Handle Pruning Knife No. 8: Its shape is ideal for grafting, incising, pruning shrubs, and picking fruit or flowers.
Advise from the company-
- Hand-wash after each use
- Wipe the blade dry
- Store in a dry place and keep out of damp conditions
- Expect the wooden handle to swell or contract slightly with use; wood is a living material that can be affected by humidity and atmospheric conditions. If your blade feels stuck, use the “Opinel knock” — rapping the end of the knife on a hard surface — to loosen the blade slightly
- Grease the metal parts, including the Virobloc locking mechanism, on a regular basis
- Use a whetstone or other fine-grain natural stone to sharpen your blade. Make sure the blade is dry and clean, and hold the sharpening stone at an approximately 20-degree angle from the blade while sharpening
You should NOT…
- Put your knife in the dishwasher
- Use bleach or chlorine to clean your knife
- Leave your knife in wet or damp conditions for extended periods of time
Opinel No 8
The Opinel no 8 is a great knife, an excellent value for the price. The Opinel design is over 100 years old and has remained true to its original intent. A sturdy, well made, and affordable knife, rugged enough for the field yet elegant enough for any occasion. The only change to the design was the addition of a simple yet highly effective blade lock in 1955.