Opinel Knives

Opinel holds a special place in Richard’s heart as he still remembers his first Opinel penknife which he got aged 5. The original folding knife was introduced in 1890 and has become part of French heritage, an icon which was chosen as one of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s 100 most beautiful objects in the world in 1985. An Opinel knife is an essential for every self-respecting Frenchman from artists (Picasso) to adventurers (Eric Tabarly) and, with the introduction of their kitchen knives, chefs. Their kitchen knives are incredibly hardwearing, made of stainless steel with varnished French beech handles. We use their beautiful Traditional range in the kitchen and sell this range and the Intempora range.