Opinel Chef's Knife No 118

$57.95

A great multi-purpose knife for the kitchen.  Perfect for cutting, slicing thinly, chopping and dicing.  The curved cutting edge allows for easy chopping with a seesaw movement.  Simple and efficient.  

Dimensions: Blade length: 20 cm

Features

  • 3 mm-thick blade
  • X50CrMoV15 stainless steel is highly anti-corrosive and ensure a perfect cut
  • Stainless steel does not require any special maintenance 
  • The handle is made from Beech wood from French forests
  • Beech has a light colour which varies from yellow to pink and is characterized by the presence of numerous small dark dashes.

About

The Opinel knife was founded in 1890 in Chambery in the Savoie region of France by Joseph Opinel, who designed and created the first Opinel knife.  The design was created with the ideals of good sense, a feeling of comfort when gripped and the convenience of being able to carry it in your pocket.  The company is still run and owned by Joseph Opinel's descendents and has grown to employ around 100 people.  The Opinel knife is a popular everyday item whose aesthetics and functionality have won over generations of users. It has remained unchanged for over a century, with a design that is one of the most successful of all time. For this reason, Opinel was recognised by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1985 as one of the 100 best designed items in the world, right alongside the Porsche 911 and the Rolex watch.  And in 2006 a jury of international designers acknowledged it as one of the 999 most succesful designs of all time in the "Phaidon Design Classics".