Perfect for opening oysters and shellfish, this Opinel knife has a short and pointed stainless steel blade (6.5cm) that folds into its a richly hued padauk wood handle for easy transport. The stainless steel is hard and durable, with added chromium for corrosion-resistance. The blade is designed to be sharp at the tip but not the sides, allowing users to break the tough shell with the point and then use the thicker sides to manoeuvre along the fish, allowing for a more effective friction to open both cupped and flat oysters. Made from padauk wood, prized for its beautiful colour and grain pattern, the handle is covered in a protective varnish to prevent moisture damage. The Virobloc safety ring, or safety twist lock, allows the blade to be locked in either the open or closed position. Made in France.
Why we love it
'The perfect gift for a seafood-loving friend, or for taking with you on holidays by the sea.'
Specifications & Care
|Stainless steel (Sandvik 12C27)
|Hand wash; dry thoroughly before storing
|Country of Origin
|6.5cm stainless steel blade; 1.5mm blade thickness
|Lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship
About The Brand
Joseph Opinel began producing knives in a French town called Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in 1890. By the early 20th century, Opinel had already become a household name—one that is synonymous with exceptionally practical knives for everyday and specialist kitchen use. Today the company is run by Joseph Opinel’s great grandsons, and all their products are still made in France. Featuring natural wooden handles, precision-shaped blades, and signature safety locking mechanisms, these knives are crafted for a lifetime of daily use.Shop Opinel