OPINEL KNIVES

OPINEL KNIVES

The Opinel company has manufactured and marketed a line of eponymous wooden-handled knives since 1890 from its headquarters in France—where the family-run company also operates a museum dedicated to its knives. The company sells approximately 15 million knives annually. Opinel knives are made of sustainably farmed timber and carbon Sandvik steel from Sweden.

Originally sold as a working man's knife, an Opinel knife has become emblematic of French culture, with Pablo Picasso reportedly using one of the company's knives as a sculpting tool.