I have wanted to own an Opinel for a long time, and thought it was past due that I get one. I have always loved the simple, tactical design. I have been researching carbon knife blades a lot lately, so I ordered this knife with the Carbon blade. Knowing the propensity these blades have to rust/corrode also had me purchase the Tsubaki Camellia Oil, which I applied immediately, and lightly wiped over the blade.
This knife is so well thought out. The blade is small enough to carry around, and is also a nice size for carving, or other tasks as needed. The blade locking mechanism is a nice design that has worked for many years, without change. I love my Opinel. At the price, everyone should have one in their pocket.