The Kitchen Knife by Opinel You Will Love
Opinel Filleting Knife - The unexpected kitchen essential.
The traditional Opinel knife is an institution of French design that has remained virtually unchanged since 1890. But Opinel also has another pocket knife design - the Opinel Slim-line “Effilé”, which was first introduced in 1989. This stylish and practical filleting knife, is a ‘must have’ for the modern kitchen. If you’re looking for a versatile filleting knife to use on your freshly caught fish, but also for a myriad of other uses in the kitchen, then the Opinel is definitely a worthy candidate!
For serious kitchen or fishing enthusiasts, having a high-quality knife is an essential tool. Flexible and thin, the slimline is carefully sharpened on a diamond wheel to get a razor-sharp cut. Ideal for filleting a fish, boning out a chicken leg or slicing fruit, vegetables or meat thinly, the slim knife is for those who want a fine, delicate and clean cut. The Opinel slimline has a very precise and thin blade, more like a surgical blade than the large kitchen knives most of us are more familiar with. When it comes to filleting most species of fish, you’re looking for a thin, yet sharp blade to help navigate along bones, not through them. This Opinel will have you filleting your fish like an expert in no time!
What makes Opinel Filleting knife the BEST KNIFE for the kitchen, is that it is exceptionally versatile and can be used for a variety of different culinary purposes, even as a cheese knife. Top restaurants in Australia, for example, have used it as both a steak knife, and a terrine knife.
The slimline is available in a variety of different sizes and finishes. You can choose from the small petite 8cm blade, the very versatile 10cm and 12cm, all the way through to a larger 15cm model. The handle on this Opinel is available in three styles, a darker Bubinga wood handle, as well as the lighter Olive Tree handle, and of course the classic Opinel French Beech. The 10cm size is also available with the more exotic ebony, black-and-brown birch or solid horn handle.
In this video, Bill the Knife Man talks about the filleting knife Opinel No 10
This knife also includes the Opinel safety feature - the blade can be simply and easily folded away to keep its edge sharp and also for safety while it’s being transported. Opinel uses Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel for this range. It is anti-corrosive thanks to the addition of chrome and requires no special maintenance. Its carbon content of at least 0.40% gives an excellent cutting edge. (View the Carbon Stainless Steel video here)
Still run as a family business, Opinel continues to maintain the quality of the original hand-crafted knives. Capable of managing any task a modern kitchen may present, there is no doubt that the Opinel Filleting knife is one of the best knives on the market today.
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