With 130 years of history, going back until 1800, the Opinel knives are part of the French cultural heritage and are known and cherished as a popular everyday item whose aesthetics and functionality have won over generations of users.
Invented and produced in the French Alpes at Chembéry, the knives design and high quality has remained unchanged for over a century, being one of the most successful of all time.
In 1985, the Victoria and Albert Museum recognised the Opinel knive as one of the 100 best designed items in the world. In 1989, it even received an entry in the famous French Larousse dictionary, becoming part of French cultural heritage.
Four generations of the Opinel family and generations of workers and collaborators have been able to preserve the historic savoir-faire by respecting the roots of the brand – still based in Savoie – and allowing it to grow.