Istoricul Opinel
Explore the Opinel knife collections and journey through the world of the celebrated Savoyard cutler. The legendary design of Opinel knives is finely balanced between tradition and modernity; they can be used in all your everyday activities.
1800 - Blacksmiths from father to son
The Opinel family starts to forge metal.
1872 - Birth of Joseph Opinel
Birth of Joseph Opinel at Gévoudaz in Savoie.
1890 - Family workshop
Edgetool maker at Albiez-Le-Vieux, a small village near Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in Savoie, Joseph Opinel manufactures the first Opinel knives.