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Opinel pocket knife: a world-famous icon from the French Alps

Opinel has been synonymous with reliable pocket knives since 1890. These knives used to be popular among farmers, shepherds and railway workers. Nowadays, these knives can be found in nearly every pocket, kitchen drawer or backpack. From the Opinel No. 2 for small cutting tasks to the larger No. 8 for more demanding tasks: Opinel knives are practical, easy to use and affordable. Take your pick from a variety of luxury handles such as buffalo horn, padauk or olive wood. Opinel pocket knives are famously reliable, versatile and perfect for everyday use. Explore different designs and find the perfect Opinel pocket knife to suit your personal style!

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More than 16.000 products
Fast delivery from our own stock
Free shipping over 1200 kr

Features of Opinel pocket knives

Carbon steel or stainless steel?

Opinel pocket knives are available in carbon steel and stainless steel. Knives made from carbon steel are not corrosion resistant. In fact, these knives are quick to discolour, and will even form rust if you don't maintain them. The main advantage of carbon steel is that it's very easy to sharpen and will hold a razor-sharp edge. You can recognize Opinel's carbon-steel pocket knives by their slightly darker handle and the 'Carbone' on the blade. Do you prefer a low-maintenance option? Choose a stainless Opinel pocket knife. You can recognize these knives by the 'Inox' on the blade.

Virobloc locking mechanism: classic Opinel

The Virobloc lock is a typical feature of an Opinel pocket knife. Marcel Opinel, the son of Joseph Opinel, wanted to improve the safety of the knives. That's why he invented the Virobloc system in 1955. This was initially meant to lock the knife in its open position. During the 1990s, the Virobloc system received an upgrade: the pocket knives could now also be locked when closed.

Buying an Opinel knife? There are countless pocket knives to choose from!

Opinel is a brand with a very diverse range. Their knives are available in various shapes, sizes and materials. From keychain pocket knives to large pocket knives: Opinel has it all and more.

Opinel series

Opinel No. 6

The Opinel 6 collection pocket knives are the smallest pocket knives Opinel has to offer. These knives have a blade length of approx. 7.2 cm.

Opinel No. 7

The Opinel 7 collection is a size bigger than the Opinel No. 6 series. The Opinel No. 07 pocket knife has a blade length of 7.5 cm.

Opinel No. 8

The Opinel 8 collection is Opinel's most popular collection of pocket knives. The Opinel No. 08 pocket knives have a blade length of 8.5 cm.

Opinel No. 10

The Opinel 10 collection consists of medium-sized pocket knives. The 10-cm blade is great for a variety of cutting tasks.

Opinel No. 12

The Opinel 12 collection are the largest Opinel pocket knives in our range. With blade length of 12 cm and a handle of almost 16 cm long, these pocket knives are pretty hefty.

My First Opinel

The My First Opinel collection is a collection of pocket knives designed for children. The design of these children's pocket knives are based on the Opinel No. 07.

History of Opinel

Discover Opinel's rich history. This iconic pocket knife brand has been synonymous with quality for over a century. Since Joseph Opinel established it in 1890, the brand has embarked on an impressive journey. With the first Opinel knife, Joseph Opinel introduced a simple and functional knife that quickly became popular among farmers, shepherds and railway workers. Opinel quickly gained a good reputation, becoming synonymous with craftsmanship and reliability.

Today, Opinel offers a comprehensive range of pocket knives in different sizes, blade lengths and handle materials. Whether you are an adventurer or a passionate chef, there is always an Opinel knife to suit your needs. At our online shop, you will find a carefully curated selection of Opinel pocket knives, which embody the perfect combination of tradition and innovation. Choose Opinel and be part of a timeless legacy of craftsmanship and quality.

Experience for yourself why this brand has been loved by knife lovers around the world for over a century.

Frequently asked questions about Opinel pocket knives