The Opinel knife was invented by Joseph Opinel in 1890 in Savoie as a simple working man's or peasant's knife.

The most popular size of this folding knife is the No. 8  Almost as stable in use as a fixed-blade knife but easy to safely transport, carry, and lock closure when needed.

The Opinel Virobloc or safety twistlock mechanism was invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, greatly increasing the safety and versatility of the knife by allowing the blade to be locked in the open or closed position.

The Opinel No. 8 in Beech Wood is the classic version of a traditional French-made pocket knife. Stainless steel blade.  This region of France is renowned their knives.  Form meets function.  

Blade: 3.25" Handle: 4.25"


Category: cooking, knives, made in France, picnic

Vendor: Opinel

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