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Opinel

OPINEL

Since 1890, Opinel has been manufacturing kitchen, table and outdoor knives, characterized by their authenticity and neo-retro style. Each year, Opinel sells more than 4 million blades worldwide, and the brand’s famous pocketknife alone amounts to half of the sales.


5 questions to the designer

What is the story behind Opinel?
In 1890, 18-year-old Joseph Opinel is working at the family forge. Against his father’s will, he crafts a small pocketknife destined to be used by farmers and villagers in his region. It quickly becomes a huge success, used by everyone and passed on from generation to generation. The power of an Opinel knife lies within its simplicity, solidity and functionality. It has become a familiar object, at once unique and timeless.

Where does this peculiar shape come from?
An Opinel knife is easily recognizable by its ergonomic handle, a perfect fit for the hand that holds it. It has a Yatagan-shaped blade with a convex profile that allows for sharpness and solidity. In the remarkable 3-volume book Phaidon Design Classics, the Opinel pocket knife has been selected as one of the 999 most accomplished designs of all times by a jury of international designers.

3 words to define the brand’s universe?
Simple, robust and functional.

Where and how do you manufacture your products?
All our knives and pocket tools are made in our factory in Chambéry, in the Savoie region, at the heart of the French Alps. Each year, we produce 4.5 million knives thanks to our 100 employees and unique machinery that has been developed specifically for Opinel. 95% of our wooden handles come from French sustainable forests.

“Made in France”: why that choice?
For the Opinel family, it has always been a strong choice to work locally, with traditional know-how and environmentally responsible manufacturing processes. And the extension of the factory in 2016 affirmed more than ever the brand’s strong roots in its birth region, Savoie.

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    N°8 is a very polyvalent knife, essential to outdoor activities and bivouacs, it is also popular among hunters and fishermen. It is the Opinel’s classic with its blade in stainless steel of 8,5 cm and its handla in beech wood. The charm is coming from French forests. And there is of course, the famous Virobloc safety ring. In addition to locking the blade...

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    Opinel

    The N°07 Plum is of very trendy with its bright color. The n°7 is ideal for picnic and camping lovers, with its 8 cm stainless stell blade and its sleeve tinted and varnished charm. The charm is coming from French forests. And there is of course, the famous Virobloc safety ring. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it is now possible to...

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    Opinel

    The N°07 Plum is of very trendy with its bright color. The n°7 is ideal for picnic and camping lovers, with its 8 cm stainless stell blade and its sleeve tinted and varnished charm. The charm is coming from French forests. And there is of course, the famous Virobloc safety ring. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it is now possible to...

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    Opinel

    The N°07 Plum is of very trendy with its bright color. The n°7 is ideal for picnic and camping lovers, with its 8 cm stainless stell blade and its sleeve tinted and varnished charm. The charm is coming from French forests. And there is of course, the famous Virobloc safety ring. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it is now possible to...

    10,00 €
  • In Stock
    10,00 € In Stock

    Opinel

    The N°07 Plum is of very trendy with its bright color. The n°7 is ideal for picnic and camping lovers, with its 8 cm stainless stell blade and its sleeve tinted and varnished charm. The charm is coming from French forests. And there is of course, the famous Virobloc safety ring. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it is now possible to...

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    Opinel

    Small adventurers and gourmands will love it. A round ended tip for added safety, also perfect for picnic, to spread butter and make sandwiches. Coming from French forests, this white wood with few veins is ideal for applying beautiful color. And there is of course, the famous Virobloc safety ring. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it...

    9,17 €
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    9,17 € In Stock

    Opinel

    Small adventurers and gourmands will love it. A round ended tip for added safety, also perfect for picnic, to spread butter and make sandwiches. Coming from French forests, this white wood with few veins is ideal for applying beautiful color. And there is of course, the famous Virobloc safety ring. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it...

    9,17 €
  • In Stock
    9,17 € In Stock

    Opinel

    Small adventurers and gourmands will love it. A round ended tip for added safety, also perfect for picnic, to spread butter and make sandwiches. Coming from French forests, this white wood with few veins is ideal for applying beautiful color. And there is of course, the famous Virobloc safety ring. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it...

    9,17 €
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