A folding pruning knife by Opinel a size smaller than the No.10 with a bevelled, curved carbon steel blade. The handle is made from varnished beachwood. The folding pruning knife is the ideal tool for grape-picking, shrub pruning or cutting ties. It will fit nicely into your pocket whilst gardening. The blade measures 4in / 10cm and has slightly less rake (or curve) than the medium folding knife. It has a Viroblock safety ring locks the blade open or closed.
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.
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