Produced in the heart of the French Alps since 1890, Opinel pocket knives draw simplicity and durability from their mountain roots. Over time, the Opinel folding knife has been adopted world over and is now a recognised design icon. It remains ever practcial and popular for DIY, camping, or picnics in the countryside. The Tradition collection offers the original 1890 picket knife in different sizes, colours and woods.
The No.8 is the most popular, most practical size; measuring 8.5cm (blade length) with a stainless steel blade and safety cuff. The Matt Black blade is a limited edition new release, featuring a sleek French oak wood handle and matt black stainless steel blade and locking ring. The knife is finely presented in a timber case with a clear lid.
Opinel No.8 Matt Black Blade
The Opinel company was founded in 1890 in Chambery in the Savoie region of France by Joseph Opinel, and his descendants still own the company. Opinel employs around 100 people; produce 4 million knives per year; all of their manufacturing is still done in Chambery. The easily-recognisable Opinel folding knife is acknowledged as one of the best knives in the world and has won many design prizes.
Traditional Range - Carbon and Stainless Steel Knives
The main features of Opinel carbon steel are its exceptional cutting quality and its very easy sharpening.
The corrosion-resistant stainless-steel blades are made from Swedish Sandvik steel and require no special care.
Opinel Garden - Knives and Tools
Foldable stainless steel knives and saws for harvesting, pruning, grafting and more. Quality handles of natural beechwood.
Beautiful knives with unique or rare handles, polished blades and gift boxed.
Opinel Kitchen Knives
Knives for every practical domestic and professional use in the kitchen.