Opinel Carving Knife

$47.50

The Opinel Parallele Carving Knife No 120 is simple and sophisticated elegance.  Perfect for carving a Sunday roast, legs of lamb and chicken.  It is also effective for slicing fruits and vegetables.

Dimensions: Blade Length: 16 cm

Features

  • The blade is made from X50CrMoV15 stainless steel which is highly anti-corrosive to ensure a perfect cut
  • The handle is made of 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".