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mushroom knife

€13.02 30% €18.60
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This Opinel folding knife is the ideal tool for picking ceps, chanterelles, boletes or other mushrooms.
Thanks to its curved blade the mushroom knife is ideal for harvesting mushrooms without damaging its mycelium (these are the very fine roots that are under the ground and should not be pulled out).
The harvested mushroom can be brushed with the brush on the back of the knife.
The toothed back makes it easy to scrape and clean the mushroom.
The brush is ideal for removing dust and dirt.
This knife has a lacquered oak handle with a natural silk brush.
The blade is 8 cm long and made of stainless steel.

The Opinel knife: from a farmer's pocket knife to a world famous design icon

Joseph Opinel created the first Opinel knife at the end of the 19th century in the French Alps. Joseph designed a pocket knife and made it in his father's forge where he had learned the trade. The classic model came in several sizes. The knife quickly became popular throughout Europe with farmers, farm workers, fishermen, bakers and housewives. England and America soon followed as soldiers returned home after the war with an Opinel knife in their pocket! By 1897, Joseph had made no less than 12 pocket knives of different sizes. The knives were all given a number. This number had a function and initially indicated the length of the blade.
Opinel became known for its pocket knives, but nowadays you will also find Opinel models intended for use in the kitchen.