Opinel Folding Knife - N°09
Simple, sturdy, efficient and easy to use, this essential tool remains unchanged since 1890, but is unmatched in its design. The N°09 is the first of the Opinel's "large" knives.
The Opinel knife is named after the Opinel Family from the Savoie region in the heart of the French Alps. In 1890, Joseph Opinel invented a small folding knife that would eventually become a must-have item of French "savoir-vivre" (living a good life while staying elegant and smart).
Today the classic Opinel folding knife with its Virobloc safety ring is a design icon and is still made in France.
- Materials: Carbon steel blade and beechwood handle
- Dimensions N°09: 3.54 in and 9 cm blade
Since its creation in 1890, Opinel has been manufacturing its knives in the heart of the French Alps. Today their plant in Chambéry (Savoie, France) covers a surface area of almost 60,000 square-feet and employs 110 people, of which 60 work directly in production.
All Opinel's products (traditional pocket-knives with carbon steel and stainless steel blades, specialist pocket-knives, sharp slim pocket-knives, garden tools, elegant table knives, etc.) are entirely manufactured in their factory in Chambéry, France.