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Opinel breakfast knife

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Which knife to use for breakfast?
Did you know that there is a knife for the most important meal of the day? This knife can be used for both cutting and spreading. This Opinel knife has an 11.5 cm stainless steel blade. It is ideal for scraping off butter or jam and for spreading, thanks to its rounded tip. And thanks to its 7.5 cm serrated edge, cutting is easy as well. The handle is made of beech wood.
This knife is also safe to take with you when you go on a picnic or to prepare a sandwich in the car when you go on holiday.

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.