Knife Opinel Inox no. 5.
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Stainless steel sheet 12C27 Sandvik, developed for Opinel is known for their high retention of sharpness and ease of maintenance. Stainless steel capable of heat treatment that you experience that gives your good hardness is called martensitic. Has a carbon content of at least 0.40%, allows to obtain a cutting edge a very satisfactory without being susceptible to corrosion.
The beech wood is used for the manufacture of handles on the knives Opinel. Coming from farms in france, it is hard, durable and easy to work with. From a consistent look, its light color varies from yellow to pink. It is recognizable by the presence of numerous small features dark. The handle is varnished to be better protected against moisture and dirt.