The World's Most Beautiful Knife
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London England selected this knife as one of the “100 most beautiful products in the world”. The Museum of Modern Art in New York has displayed it as a “design masterpiece”. And when we asked Whitney he said “It’s the prettiest, handiest, most useful damn knife this side of the Pecos River” (We have no idea.)
In the 1890s Joseph Opinel began making this knife folding for the local herdsmen and paysans-vignerons in Savoie, France. He later opened a small shop near the Chambéry railway junction, where the knife became popular with railroad workers who spread its fame throughout France and ultimately the world.
The No. 8 is small enough to be used as a pocketknife. It is made of tough carbon steel, works great as a firesteel and then resharpens with ease. You can use it to serve cheese on a picnic, to cut fruit in the kitchen, in the workshop, as an extra blade in your pack or tackle box, or even to batton kindling. Everyone needs this knife.
Blade: Carbon (X90)
Handle: Beech wood
Dimensions: Blade 3 ¼”, Open: 7 ½”
Weight 1.6 oz