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.
The Opinel knife was created for its simplicity, robustness and functionality. Over 130 years later, this distinctive wooden-handle knife has a range of accessories and blades available to suit your lifestyle, whether that's kitchen use, outdoor foresting or extreme adventures.
The beech wood handle is a tribute to the pocket knife's traditional design. Used as a paring knife, a serrated knife, a peeler and a vegetable knife.
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.
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.