My Opinel & me

Carribean feeling inside the Seljavallalaug hot pot - the oldest swimming pool of Iceland. A lot of kilometers had to be traveled by every participant of this international get-together. Thank you Opinel :) Read more
Maybe it isn't too visible, but this is what I call " the Opinel fade" on my jeans... Read more
My husband inherited this knife and we are trying to get a time range on how old it might be. Read more
My grandfather, an Asturian miller's son who fought in the Spanish Civil War and with the French resistance favoured the Opinel. He was a tough looking guy with a gravelly voice, one leg, always smoking the Gauloises. He was also a very kind man w... Read more
Over the past 40 years I have owned three opinel knives with carbon steel blades, I lost one knife, I gave one to my son, and I now use a number 9 which I have used to skin thousands of rabbits and many deer over the last 10 years, the blade is fa... Read more
I first bought my Opinel in France, during a trip, was very cheap and became my partner for long time. I love the design and functionallity of this knife. Has always been very trustworthy. Once, I even use it as sustitute of my shaver (a bit painf... Read more
My knife has a coat of arms of a open hand and the crown. Why would it be different to the logo on the other opinel knives? With 3 pointing fingers to the crown? Read more
Das Opinel hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Es ist besser als viele Messer aus Solingen, der Messer-Weltstadt mit Herz. Es ist simpel und funktional. Es wirkt sehr landverbunden und wenig arrogant. Ich benutze es fast jeden Tag sehr gerne. Ist die Schei... Read more
As a child my Father, who was an accomplished hobby woodcarver, was always drawing things to carve and then carving them. In amongst his carving tools was an Opinel #6 knife. I don't have any clear memories of what I did with that knife, but it wa... Read more
hello, I'm on my third opinel carbon knife ---a 12 cm blade. I like the steel a lot and the shape of the blade. I wanted one with a big blade so i took the number 12 however i want a somewhat thinner handle as the 12 is quite thick in the hand and... Read more
I discovered Opinel in 1981, since then a #6 has been a favorite EDC Read more
I always knew, tht Opinel Knives are high quality knives. Few days ago I decided to test my #9 VRI on 18 mm hemprope. My friends and I are impressed with test result... 450 cuts on 18 mm hemprope and 360 on 14 mm hemprope... I got tired but knife ... Read more