The N°12 Explore is the ideal knife for the outdoors: survival, camping and hunting.
With its whistle, firelighter and cutting hook, the N°12 Explore has all the features needed to make it an essential part of your outdoors kit. Its dual-material handle is water- and extreme-temperature-resistant, while its short, tough handle means it gives a precise cut.
Sandvik stainless steel
We use 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% gives excellent cutting edge.
Fibreglass-reinforced polyamide to whithstand shocks, humidity, and extreme temperatures(-40°C à 80°C). Pealess survival whistle functions in all weathers (110 decibels).
Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to all folding knives from the N° 06. 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).