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Opinel Art - The Beauty of the Opinel Knife

Opinel Art - The Beauty of the Opinel Knife

Opinel Knives aren’t just functional—they’re beautiful, and people are taking notice. Opinel knives’ simple, elegant design has been capturing the attention of the camera lens, making their spotlight debut on Instagram under the hashtag #opinelart. And the thing is, they aren’t just pretty to look at. Opinel Knives represent experience: coming together for a dinner party, a day spent gardening under the sun, an afternoon picnic with your love. It’s not just the knives that are beautiful; it’s the experience they create.

Opinel Art green and vegetables

We’ve known this for a long time. Opinel has been around for generations, and is considered the best knife in the world by many. In 1985, its simple, sleek design led the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to proclaim the Opinel Knife as one of the top 100 best designs, amongst the ranks of the Porsche and the Rolex watch.  For those not familiar, the Victoria & Albert Museum is the world’s largest for decorative arts and design, housing over 4.5million objects since 1852. Later, the “Phaidon Design Classics” recognized Opinel knives as one of the 999 most successful designs ever. 

Orange Opinel Art

Opinel knives have been in the pockets and tool belts of the likes of Pablo Picasso, Roger Frison Roche, Alain Colas, Eric Tabarly, Jean-Louis Etienne, Ellen Mac Arthur, Paul Bocuse and many more. Opinel Knives represent adventure! They urge you to appreciate design aesthetic, and European quality. The knives are timeless, and Opinel’s unwavering devotion to their classic design reaches deep into their roots and brings them to life. 

Inside Out Magazine. Photographer: Sam McAdam-Cooper

Inside Out Magazine. Photographer: Sam McAdam-Cooper

For true Opinel art lovers the manufacturer offers a range of handles beyond the classic beech wood, including a range of colourful handles, with the colour impregnated into hornbeam. Famous for its range of woods Opinel makes handles from bubinga, olive, walnut, oak, ebony and birch. Pocketknives also come with handles made from the solid tip of cattle horn. whilst Some limited edition work-of-art handles feature three woods, with the wood coming from different continents, - ebony from Africa, rosewood from America and box from Europe. The Chaperon features four different woods twisted and laminated together making each knife a unique piece of art to own and love. 

Limited edition Opinel knives come with unique engravings on the handles.

Limited edition Opinel knives come with unique engravings on the handles.

We are gathering our own curated collection of Opinel Art images on our Pinterest page - https://au.pinterest.com/knifelifeblog/opinel-art/ Have a look to get inspired to create your own Opinel Art. We would love for you to share your creations with us!

Tag in @knifelifeblog or hashtag #knifelifeblog and we will share your creations with our dedicated Opinel knife fans.


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