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Opinel No 6 Inox steel Knife - Beechwood

Opinel No 6 knife

This classic knife of Savoi is what has made OPINEL famous worldwide. read more

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Created in 1890 and manufactured in Savoi ever since. The classic knife of Savoi is what has made OPINEL famous worldwide. The OPINEL is sold in over 70 countries worldwide.
Since 1890, The Originals collection included 12 sizes, numbered from 1-12. Today, number 1 and 11 are no longer produced. The fabrication of the No. 1 stopped in 1932. With its 2cm blade and its box wood handle, it was meant to be attached to a key fob or watch chain and used as a pipe cleaner, nail cleaner. As for the No.11, it was taken out of the range in 1935, its size being considered too similar to the other large knives.
Specifications: 3 5/8" closed. Natural varnished beechwood handle and stainless blade with crowned hand hallmark etching. Safety ring for locking blade.

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Many people, since 1890, are fanatics of OPINEL, because of its reliability and simplicity.

Known or unknown, artists and craftsmen, adventurers or just walkers, for every body, to have an OPINEL is not ordinary: it is a way of life and genuineness.

So, Pablo PICASSO used it to carve little stones like women’s profiles and heads of bull…

In 1959 it saves Pierre PAQUET’s life, mountain guide, Roger FRISONROCHE had it always in his pocket, even in Paris …

In 1986 it is again thanks to the OPINEL that Alain COLAS, the famous navigator, could release his leg and save his own life. Eric TABARLY declared to be a supporter of the “crowned hand”…

In 1986 the knife is the faithful companion of Jean-Louis ETIENNE, during his expedition to the pole…

The most famous names of French cooking consider the OPINEL as being an object that never leaves their pocket…

The OPINEL, it is also an object that symbolizes an atmosphere, a way of life which has inspired every kind of literature (novels, adventure stories, detective novels, essays) and so many famous writers…

The first article about OPINEL has been published in 1913 and from this moment, a lot of others have been counted in France and all over the world (Japan , Russia , and United States)…

In 1985, the VICTORIA and ALBERT MUSEUM of London selects the OPINEL to appear in the “The Good Design Guide”, an anthology of the 100 most beautiful objects in the world.

OPINEL has been quoted in the catalogue of the Modern Art Museum of New York. It is known in the United States as the French Country Knife…

In 1989, the OPINEL is listed into LE LAROUSSE among the registered names. it is officially part of the French heritage…

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