A cornerstone of French heritage, this assortment of Opinel table knives, slim knives, peelers and garden knives are heat treated and almost never need sharpening. The Opinel folding pocket knives feature an ingenious locking mechanism that allows locking in both open and closed positions and a patented curved handle that ensures a perfect grip. Having a dinner party? Add a touch of class with Opinel.
Opinels were first created in 1890, and are still made today by the Opinel family in the Savoy region of France. Opinels were born in the Alps to meet the needs of mountaineers. In 1985 the Victoria & Albert Museum in London selected the Opinel for inclusion in "The Good design guide", a collection of the 100 most beautiful objects in the world. The Opinel has also been cited in the catalogue of the New York Museum of Modern Art. It is listed in the Larousse dictionary as a trademark and is therefore officially a part of France's heritage. In 2006, Opinel was selected to be featured in the "Phaidon Design Classics" as one of the 999 most innovative, beautiful and influential products created in the last 200 years.
It's easy to see why these wonderful knives have become such a part of French culture. Order yours today...try one out and it will quickly become one of your kitchen essentials.