Original Opinel Knife
Original Opinel Knife

Original Opinel Knife

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The original Opinel knife, a practical and strong knife that has stood the test of time. The award-winning design gets its iconic look from the perfectly shaped, varnished beechwood handle. The blade is carbon steel and the viroblock safety ring allows the blade to be locked safely open or closed. The original Opinel knife is available in a wide range of sizing: The No. 6 or 7 is a great pocket size for a picnic. The No. 8 or 9 is ideal for a camping trip. The No. 10 or 12 makes the perfect addition to your kitchen knife block.

The Opinel family were Blacksmiths from the early 19th Century based in the Maurienne region of South East France. However, it wasn't until Joseph Opinel went against the advice of his father and created the first Opinel knife models in 1890 that the Opinel was born. The Opinel tradition is based upon, 'good sense, the feeling of comfort when gripped, and the convenience of being able to put it in your pocket'. This gradually determined the overall shape of the Opinel knife. Although simple in appearance, Opinel knives are renowned for their quality. It is the combination of simplicity of aesthetics, quality and functionality that has led the Opinel to such success. The Opinel can be seen in New York's Museum of Modern Art and in 1985, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London selected it for 'The Good Design Guide', which brought together the most beautiful top 100 products in the world. The Crowned Hand trademark of Opinel can be seen on every Opinel knife, and today they are distributed all over the world.


Opinel number 6 - 2 3/4in / 7cm

Opinel number 7 - 3in / 8cm

Opinel number 8 - 3 1/4in / 8.5cm

Opinel number 9 - 3.5in / 9cm

Opinel number 10 - 4in / 10cm

Opinel number 12 - 4 3.4in / 12cm

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