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Invented by Joseph Opinel in 1890, the pocket knife that today proudly bears his name is an indispensable item when it comes to daily living.

Simple, functional and smart, the Opinel flip-knife has become a world-famous design now commonly referred to as THE French knife.

Based in Chambéry, in the French department of Savoie, the Opinel company has produced long-lasting, robust and efficient knives for over 130 years: pocket knives, small foldable garden tools, high-end table knives and professional quality kitchen knife sets.  

The brand, with its famous "crowned hand" logo, has also brought out a kids' knife collection, so little ones can safely prepare meals. 

We stock some of the iconic Opinel folding knives with carbon blades so will take and keep a great edge.  Also for a youngsters first knife the Opinel Junior Knife No. 7 is s good choice.

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