What makes the Opinel flip-knives so special? What does it take to create such a timeless piece of art?
The Opinel company was founded in 1891, and since then they've been producing quality knives. In 1899, their first model was introduced, and it was called the "Pocket Knife". This model had a blade that folded into the handle, and designed to be carried in the pocket.
Their goal was to develop a pocket knife that would be both useful and stylish. They wanted to combine functionality with elegance, and they succeeded. Today, the Opinel brand is known around the world for its high-quality knives.
We've put together a handy guide to our most popular Opinel knives below!
If you're looking for a classic pocket knife that you can rely on for all situations, we suggest you start by trying the Opinel Classic Original Knife. This highly versatile knife is inspired by French culture, with a varnished beechwood wooden handle to add a touch of style and elegance to your tool box.
It features a Yatagan blade, which comes in either high carbon steel or stainless steel. The durable blade comes in 6 different sizes, ranging from 7 cm to 12 cm. To ensure the blade is a safe, lightweight pocket knife, Opinel has incorporated a Virobloc safety lock to ensure the blade stays in position when opened.
This take on a traditional knife is great for everyday tasks whilst also staying within a budget-friendly price range.
It's also worth mentioning that you can also purchase this model with a non-locking blade.
Calling all outdoor enthusiasts, get ready to meet the knife you never knew you needed. The Opinel Colorama Trekking knife is the perfect companion for any adventure.
This collection comes in a rainbow of colours and features a tinted and varnished hornbeam handle and a leather loop to make it easy to carry round. Like the Classic, the Colorama features the Virobloc safety locking ring to make it safe even whilst it's hanging off your belt loops.
Our customers have mentioned that this particular knife has a comfortable handle with an outstanding grip.
Let us introduce you to the bulldog of pocket knives.
The No.8 Outdoor is a high-quality knife perfect for sporting activities or if you're in need of a durable blade that is proven to be hard-wearing and sustain challenging farm work.
It features an 8.5cm Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel blade that is 2.5mm thick for higher resistance and part serrated, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications.
The sleek modern design is not the only thing that differentiates this product from the rest of the collection, but it has a temperature resistant handle that provides a sure grip, perfect if you are working in wet conditions. We also love that this model has a hidden pea-less whistle, which will come in handy if you need to signal for assistance whilst working or hiking up your favourite mountain.
The Opinel No.9 DIY knife is designed with the handyman or woman in mind. It's lightweight, functional, and the perfect size for an everyday carry knife.
It's the only design that offers multi-tool features. The crosshead screwdriver and flat screwdriver make it easy to fix things around the house, while the wire cutter ensures that any wire can be cut quickly and easily. It's the perfect size to fit on your belt, the type of knife that could save you from carrying a heavy tool box around all day.
The handle is created with fibreglass reinforced polyamide, making it resilient to the most strenuous tasks as well as looking the part. You can rest easy knowing it has the blade lock, just like the other designs.
Whether you want a new blade for work purposes or to accompany you on your next big adventure, we don't think you can go wrong with such a price-friendly piece of kit that even comes with a lifetime guarantee.
This is only an introduction to the wide range of products Opinel offers. We hope this has guided you to begin building your own collection.
If you still have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our friendly team and we can talk through any last minute queries you may have.
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