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Opinel celebrates the 2022 Tour de France with limited edition French-made folding knives

Opinel celebrates the 2022 Tour de France with limited edition French-made folding knives

Whether sitting roadside waiting for the Tour de France to pass you by, or sitting on the couch at home, you may find yourself needing…

Monday, Jun 13

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Whether sitting roadside waiting for the Tour de France to pass you by, or sitting on the couch at home, you may find yourself needing something sharp when you need a snack. Opinel just happens to make some fantastic folding knives perfect for the task, and now they even have some new special editions to commemorate the 2022 Tour de France – something they’ve been doing for a few years now. Like other Opinel No. 08 knives, the special editions feature a wooden handle with a folding blade that locks into place with a simple twist of the metal collar. Made in France and designed in collaboration with Manivelle , there are two different versions called “Les Maillots” and “Landmarks”

Les Maillots features artwork inspired by the leader’s jerseys of the Tour de France, with yellow for the leader, polka dots for the best climber, and green for the best sprinter. The knife features a Hornbeam handle which is why it is the more expensive of the two at $55.

Landmarks features a stylized interpretation of the iconic images of the tour – the Arc de Triomphe, Mont Ventoux, water, rain, and mist. Built with a Beechwood handle with a yellow lanyard, this one is priced at $29.00.

Both knives feature a 3.28″ blade length made from 12C27M Stainless, with an overall length of 7.59″. Speaking from experience, the Opinel No. 08 makes a perfect addition to your touring or bikepacking kit, and with Father’s Day just around the corner it could […]

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