Knives by Opinel

Opinel is a company that has manufactured and marketed a line of self-named wooden-handled Opinel knives since 1890 from its headquarters in Saint-john-de-Maurienne,Savoie,France —where the family-run company also operates a museum dedicated to its knives. The company sells approximately 15 million knives annually.
Originally sold as a working man's knife, an Opinel knife has become emblematic of French culture,  with Pablo Picasso reportedly using one of the company's knives as a sculpting tool. In 1989, theLarousse Dictionary cited "Opinel" as a registered trademark—and in the French language, the term "Opinel" has come a genericised trademarkmeaning any wood handled pocket or penknife.
Joseph Opinel began making knives in 1890 in Savoie, France as a simple working man's or peasants knifeIt proved popular with the local farmers, herdsmen, and paysans-vignerons (peasant winemakers) of the area. In 1897, a series of twelve sizes, numbered 1 to 12, was developed.
The Opinel Virobloc or safety twistlock mechanism was invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, increasing the safety and versatility of the knife by allowing the blade to be locked in the open position.In 2000, the Virobloc locking mechanism was improved to allow locking the blade in either the open or closed position.

Horse and Hoof Countrywear offer a comprehensive range of Opinel knives whatever your country pursuit we will have the suitable Opinel Knife