Opinel Essential Kitchen Knives Set
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Little knives for all your little tasks.
Add a set of small specialty knives to your kitchen arsenal—they’re from the cult-status French brand Opinel, who have been manufacturing high quality knives since 1890. The pantry knife is used the same as a paring knife: peeling and chopping vegetables and fruit, and trimming cuts of meat. Cut through tomatoes and eggs undisturbed with the the serrated knife. The vegetable knife has a curved blade with a serrated back edge; use the serrated edge for gently scraping young, tender vegetables clean, and the opposite side to cut them tidily. Use the vegetable peeler on carrots and potatoes—its small stature makes it very easy to wield, and it has a pointed tip to dig out brown spots or tubers.
Photography by Bobbi Lin and Rocky Luten
Details & Materials -
Blades made in France. Assembled in Portugal.
Natural knives have beechwood handles and stainless steel blades; red and gray knives have hornbeam wood handles and stainless steel blades.
Pantry knife is is 7.5" L (blade is 3.75" L); Serrated knife is 7.75" L (blade is 3.75" L); Vegetable knife is 6.75" L (blade is 3" L); Vegetable peeler is 6.25" L (blade is 2.25" L)
Care & Notes -
Hand wash only. Do not soak in water.
Meet the Maker
Joseph Opinel, a third-generation metalworker, designed his first pocket knife in 1890. Over 120 years later, its design is still considered one of the most important in history. In 1985, the Victoria and Albert Museum named the Opinel knife one of the 100 best designed objects in the world. Like a great family recipe, Opinel’s knives are the sort that get passed on and shared.View Full Profile
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