The Opinel knife was designed in 1890 by Joseph Opinel. Its simplicity, robustness and functionality have convinced many generations of users. Passed on from one generation to the next, Opinel is considered a unique and timeless household object. Unchanged for over a century, it’s design is one of the most successful of all times. For this reason, Opinel is recognised by the British Victoria and Albert Museum, as being among the 100 best and most recognisable designs.