A high quality combination knife for your favorite gourmet
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”. It’s now considered a design icon throughout the world. Skip forward a hundred and some years and the brand offers a range of high quality knioves for a variety of use.
The Opinel N Degree10 Corkscrew Wine & Cheese Knife is perfectly tuned for the foodie in your life. The knife features:
* Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel
And thanks to the addition of chrome the blade requires no special maintenance. It also has a carbon content of at least 0.40% providing an excellent cutting edge over and over.
* Quality handle
Beech is the most commonly used wood for the manufacture of Opinel handles. Sourced from French beech, the handle is hard, durable and easy to work with.
* Safety ring
Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to all folding knives as of the N° 06. Cut out of stainless steel, the Virobloc has two sections, one fixed and one sliding. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it is now possible to lock the blade closed (safety in transport)
The Opinel No 10 would make a great gift for the cheese and wine lover in your life; the sample copy we received to review was equally sturdy and attractive. The safety ring in particular is a nice feature, locking the blade in place for picnics or hiking trips; also locking the blade in place when the corkscrew is extended to prevent any slips and accidents.