OPINEL - Slim Line Olive Wood No:12
Flexible and thin, it is carefully sharpened on a diamond wheel to get a razor-sharp cut. Ideal for filleting a fish, slicing thinly or as a pocket knife to take everywhere, the slim knife is for those who want a fine, delicate and clean cut.
Sandvik stainless steel
We use Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel. It is anti-corrosive thanks to the addition of chrome and requires no special maintenance. Its carbon content of at least 0.40% gives excellent cutting edge.
Double polish for a mirror effect
The mythical tree of the Mediterranean ! This hard wood has a yellow to orange appearance and has a dense and often tortuous veining. Soft to the touch it has a nice polish.
Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to all folding knives from the N° 06. Cut out of stainless steel, the Virobloc has two sections, one fixed and one sliding. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it is now possible to lock the blade closed (safety in transport).
The Opinel company was founded in 1890 in Chambery in the Savoie region of France by Joseph Opinel, who’s descendants still own the company. Opinel employs around 100 people, produces 4 million knives per year and sells to more than 70 countries across the world. The easily recognisable Opinel folding knife is acknowledged as one of the best knives in the world and has won several design prizes. Most handles are beechwood unless otherwise stated. All knives from size 6 upwards have a Virobloc safety system on the ‘collar’ which locks the blade into the open or closed position.