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The Ultimate Gift Guide

With Christmas fast approaching (as always!) we have come up with a Gift Guide to help you find the perfect present for all the “types” in your life. This gift guide is not just useful for Christmas, in fact, any occasion that calls for a gift will make good use of the ideas below. Knives and complementary accessories, such as wood chopping boards, make  really useful presents. No doubt any of the items listed below will be used, enjoyed and appreciated for years to come.

Knife Life Gift Guide

For those of you who have heard the superstition that it’s bad luck to make a present of a knife because it ‘cuts the bond of friendship’, do not fear, the Europeans have come up with a genius custom that sorts the problem right out – give a coin with the knife that the recipient must give back to you, so that it’s as if they are “buying” the knife from you. It is believed that this action breaks the curse and preserves the friendship.

Guessing some of our friends missed the memo on this superstition with all the cheese knives received as an engagement/wedding present. Luckily, years later, all are still friends! Phew, crisis averted!

Knife Life Gift Guide

Below we have included catalogue links to view the suggested items. For stockists near you, please complete the enquiry form below.

For THE FISHERPERSON
The Victory fishing range; Helle Steinbit and Fiskekniven; Robert David pocket knife with inlaid fishing fly in the handle; Opinel pocket knife, engraved with a trout, or folding oyster knife.

Victory Filleting Knife

Victory Filleting Knife

For THE COLLECTOR
– A Kanetsune knife is sure to appeal; The ‘Premier Collection’ of handmade pocket knives from Taylor’s Eye Witness.

Kanetsune Knives

Kanetsune Knives

For THE HUNTER
– Helle GT,  Helle Eggen – in fact any Helle knife; Maserin engraved with a stag, boar or hare; Opinel engraved with deer, boar or hare.

Helle Hunting Knives

Helle Hunting Knives

For THE COOK
– From Opinel: kitchen chef knives, ‘Les Essentials’ colourful paring knife sets apron and tea-towels; Miyako – Japanese knife perfection; or Goyon Chazeau – Hand forged with Juniper handles - exquisite; Laurent Barbier olive wood spoons and spatulas with coloured handles.

Opinel Kitchen Knives

Opinel Kitchen Knives

For THE CAMPER
– any of the Opinel range of pocket knives, the Outdoor knife, the trekking knife

Opinel Camping Knives

Opinel Camping Knives

For THE CASUAL ENTERTAINER
– cheese knives from Robert David and Laurent Barbier; the Opinel Bon Apetit table knives that also make great cheese knives, as do the Opinel slimline folding knives; Olive wood from Driss and Laurent Barbier including olive wood salad hands with colours

Opinel Slimline Knife

Opinel Slimline Knife

For THE FORMAL ENTERTAINER
- exquisite table knives from Opinel; the Goyon Chazeau salmon or ham knife, or their knife and fork sets; Robert David Cheese knives.

Formal Christmas dinner

For THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING
– horn handled carving set from Goyon Chazeau; Taylor’s Eye Witness ‘Premier Collection’

For THE GARDENER
– All from Opinel - secateurs, garden knife, coloured set of knife, pruning knife and folding saw. Read - "Love Gardening? You need this..."

Opinel Garden Set

Opinel Garden Set

For The SOON TO BE MARRIED
– a matching ceramic hand-painted knife and cake server by Minova; the carving set or table knives and forks by Goyon Chazeau; Robert David table knives and forks or cheese knives.

Minova Ceramics

Minova Ceramics

For THE SOPHISTICATED USER
Claude Dozorme – Thiers range (one with diamantes for the sophisticated female user);  Robert David with amourette wood or buffalo horn handle; Opinel with horn, ebony or chaperon handle.

Opinel Horn Handles

Opinel Horn Handles

For THE FARMER
– the Taylor’s Eye Witness 2 or 3 bladed knife with pick and tweezer, the bunny knife.

Taylor's Eye Witness - Stockmans Knife

Taylor's Eye Witness - Stockmans Knife

For THE EXPLORER
- the new Opinel Explorer knife - Read "New from Opinel - The Ultimate Survival Knife"

Opinel Explorer No.12

Opinel Explorer No.12

For THE EVERYDAY USER
– the Maserin range -  for sheer Italian style and elegance. The Opinel range for sheer simplicity and tradition

For THE YOUNGSTER - Opinel Le Petit range including an apron and a handy finger guard; Junior Outdoor knife – new from Opinel.

Opinel Junior Knives

Opinel Junior Knives

For THE PICNICER
- Opinel round-tip; Maserin picnic set; Driss olive wood cheese boards; Opinel No10 knife with corkscrew and the colourful spreaders; Read - "3 Reasons to Love Picnic Knives"

Opinel Spreaders

Opinel Spreaders

For more information on any of these items, and stockist near you, please complete the enquiry form below.

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