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Love Gardening? You need this...

Love Gardening? You need this...

For those not impartial to a bit of gardening, the Opinel Gardener Box Set is designed to make gardening easier. Opinel does lifestyle knives so thoughtfully, with exceptional attention to detail and design elements, and is only knife manufacturer in the world offering the essential gardening tools in this tasteful gift set.

The set includes:
The Saw (No 12)
Garden Knife (No 08)
Pruning Knife (No 08)

Best garden knife set by Opinel

The knives use the Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel, so they do not require any special care, which is ideal for use in the garden and the exposure to elements.
It has carbon content of at least 0.40% giving it an excellent cutting edge. (Read this article to learn more about carbon and stainless steel)

The colourful handles are made of white wood from sustainable French forests. They are varnished to protect against dirt and moisture. However, it is still best to not keep it damp for too long, and dry the blade after use. These items also come packed individually with a natural beechwood handle (not available in a set). As well, the saw and pruning knife are available with beechwood handle in larger sizes - No 18 and No 10 respectively.

Best garden knife set Opinel

The Saw
This is a “designer” gardening saw, the well thought-out design enables a clean cut and does not damage the bark. The unique feature of the sharp teeth, set to the inside, provide for effortless and clean cutting. The saw cuts by pulling, and not by pushing like with a regular saw.
The Opinel saw can be used to remove small branches and shrubs, dead wood and unwanted growth.

Garden Knife
This folding garden knife is the best garden knife in the world. The tapered light-weight handle makes it a favourite among gardeners. The blade is wider so you can open it when you have gloves on. Ideal for a myriad of uses  - harvesting vegies, weeding, cutting twine and rope, and can be even used as a pocketknife.

Garden set Opinel


Pruning Knife
The curved blade bevelled on both sides makes this a terrific knife for general pruning, trimming and grafting. The knife is comfortably contoured to fit the hand, and is also great for picking grapes.

Pruning knife blade Opinel
Pruning knife double blade Opienel


Safety
One of the best features about these knives is Opinel’s safety ring technology. The Virobloc safety ring was invented and implemented in 1955. This simple yet effective locking system greatly improved the original knife. The ability to help prevent the blade from opening when closed was added to the Virobloc in 2000.


Opinel also offers a range of Mushroom knives and Secateurs that can be purchased separately to complete the collection of practical and well-designed gardening tools.

Garden set and sacateurs by Opinel

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