Exclusively available in South Africa
The Opinel x WYLDER Knife, by Sam Larson
In a celebration of public lands and the Mountain West, we've teamed up with iconic knife maker Opinel and artist, Sam Larson, for a limited-edition take on the classic No. 8 pocket knife.
The Bison knife is a limited edition Wylder exclusive. Simply put, it's the knife to carry with you. It's light and sturdy; tough enough to handle your backcountry endeavors and sleek enough to dazzle your picnic spread.
- Sam Larson brings his distinctive style and love for the outdoors to the design. Inspired by the American West he is currently a freelance artist out of Salt Lake City
- Opinel uses Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel. It is anti-corrosive thanks to the addition of chrome and requires no special maintenance. Its carbon content of at least 0.40% provides an excellent cutting edge. This extremely hard steel makes for better cutting quality and easier sharpening.
- Beech is the most commonly used wood for the manufacture of Opinel handles. From France, the beech is hard, durable and easy to work. With a homogeneous appearance, its light color varies from yellow to pink. It is characterized by the presence of numerous small, -dark dashes.
- The printing of the bison is called sublimation. The ink is dyed to the wood with heat. It is very durable.
- Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to all folding knives. Cut out of stainless steel, the Virobloc has two sections, one fixed and one sliding. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it is now possible to lock the blade closed (safety in transport)