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It was in a corner of this workshop, a corner that was given to him by his disbelieving father, that Joseph Opinel developed his closing knife. Daniel Opinel believed in the craft of edge-tool making above everything because making tools was serious work. Of course, to keep customers happy, sometimes you could "knock together" a few pocket knives. But was there really a future in manufacturing them? Joseph thought so.

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Amazon (Stainless Steel)
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I give this company 10 out of 10 acorns.

Opinel makes knives. The price is low but the quality is high. The knife comes in. the three times I have purchased a knife at least, razor sharp right out of the box. The blade locking mechanism is simple but effective. You can get a variety of different sized knives usually in either stainless steel or carbon steel depending on your needs. I use my folding knives in a variety of tasks throughout my day. I have one for work(carbon steel), I have one for gardening/outdoor tasks (stainless), and I have one in the house (carbon steel). The No. 8 is your average regular sized pocket knife for everyday tasks. I would also encourage any foragers out there to take a look at their mushroom knife as it seems to be a handy little knife. I really couldn't come up with any reason to ding any acorns with the products that they provide.

I highly recommend spending the money and trying it out. It is a reliable tool to have on hand.

Sharpening my No. 8
Sharpening my No. 8
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