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Opinel No.12 Explore Knife - Orange

£40.00 £

Since 1890, at the heart of the French Alps, Opinel has been manufacturing tools and pocket knives for all those who enjoy the outdoors. The No12 Explore knife is a must-have knife for bushcrafting, camping ad survival.

  • Available in-store only
    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.
    Colour: Orange
    Packaging: Boxed
    Open Length: 26cm, 10"
    Closed Length: 16cm, 6"
    Weight: 150g, 5oz
    Robust: 10cm (4") length, 2.7cm (0.8") thickness
    Resistant: modified Sandvik C27 stainless steel
    Effective: short and sharp for a precise cut
    Resistant: Fibreglass-reinforced polyamide to withstand shock, water and extreme temperature
    Comfortable: Soft elastomer grip for a secure hold
    Survival whistle: 110dB (300m), pealess
    Sturdy hook blade: Cut by drawing (gut hook)
    Fire starter: To be rubbed on the back of the blade
    Virobloc double safety locking ring
    Opening for strap
    Safety Ring
    Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to all folding Opinel 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 for safety in use, it is now possible to lock the blade closed for safety in transport
    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.
    Handle, fibreglass-reinforced polyamide to whithstand shocks, humidity, and extreme temperatures (-40°C to +80°C).
    110 decibels pealess survival whistle functions in all weathers

  • Free UK Delivery On All Orders
    Orders received BEFORE 1pm on days we are open are usually dispatched the same day with Royal Mail using a 2nd Class delivery service (normally 2-3 working days).

    Orders over £30 will be sent Tracked & Signed For.

    Please note that a different delivery method, e.g Courier, may be used depending on the size/weight of your order and if so we will try to inform you before dispatch.

    Next Day UK Delivery  £8.00
    Orders placed BEFORE 1pm on days we are open will be dispatched the same day, usually by Royal Mail or occasionally by Courier and will require a signature. Any Next Day orders received after this time will be dispatched the following working day. Please note any orders placed AFTER 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched on the following Monday (excluding Bank Holidays).

    Highlands of Scotland, UK Islands & Countries outside of the UK
    The above does not apply to these areas
    We do not deliver to countries not in the United Kingdom

    If you would like any more information on your delivery
    please contact us

    As a busy independent retailer, very occassionally we may not have the ordered item in stock. In this case we will inform you of the situation so you can decide how we proceed to your satisfaction. For example, the item may be on order from our supplier, Criterion will send a sleeping bag direct to the customer on our behalf (48 hour Parcel Force delivery).

  • Returns must be made within 14 days of receiving the goods. Please contact us to let us know your intention at or phone 01422 371146
    If you're returning an item because it's unwanted or you need to exchange it, we ask that you pay for the cost of return carriage. Exchanges for non-sale items will be sent free of charge. Standard delivery charges will apply to sale-item / special offer exchanges.
    All unwanted items must be new and unused, and with original labels attached, along with all receipts / proof of purchase. Please ensure the item(s) are packaged securely and suitably for transit

    Return to: 
    After Sales,
    BAC Outdoor Leisure Ltd
    Central Hall,  Coronation Street, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0DF 
    When you're arranging to return an item, we strongly recommend that you use a recorded / insured delivery service as we regret that we cannot be held responsible for goods lost in transit. If return conditions are met we will issue a refund within a maximum of 3 working days of the goods being returned to us
    For Health & Safety reasons we are unable to accept returns of climbing hardware, helmets or baselayer / underwear.