Opinel Knives logoThe story of Opinel is one of the fabulous destiny of a little Savoyard folding knife invented by Joseph Opinel in 1890 which quickly became an item of our daily life and elevated itself as a world design icon. A family story at the heart of the French Alps, for 133 years. In 1890, Joseph Opinel turned 18 and worked in the family workshop. With a passion for new machines and innovative technologies, he built his own camera and soon became the photographer for weddings and special events in his area. Led by his passion for machinery and the manufacturing process, he decided to invent an object which he could manufacture using modern technology. Against his father's wishes, he spent most of his free time refining the shape and manufacturing of a small pocket knife: the Opinel No.08 was born! The Opinel knife is a popular everyday item whose aesthetics remained unchanged for over a century, with a design that is one of the most successful of all time. Opinel was recognized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1985 for the best-designed items in the world alongside the Porsche 911 and the Rolex watch.

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