Originated as a ‘working man’s knife’, now a unique and timeless household object passed through generation to generation.
Invented by Joseph Opinel in 1890, a then budding photographer based in the Savoie region of France with a passion for new machines and innovative technologies.
If your use is for extreme terrain and weather conditions, there is also a polymer handle to guarantee good resistance to water and very high temperatures. There is also a transport security feature with a closed blade for extra safety measures.
The Opinel knife is a design icon, remaining unchanged for over a century. Opinel was recognised by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1985 as one of the 100 best designed items in the world.