Authenticity above all. The N°10 is a knife developed at the end of the 19th century in Savoie. It is perfect for all types of use, inside and outside. Its 10 cm carbon steel blade is easy to sharpen and guarantees an excellent cut.
Its beech wood handle is easy to hold and allows you to work in a pleasant way.
The Opinel safety ring is used to lock the blade in the open or closed position.
This knife requires maintenance of the blade after use (drying/greasing).
The traditional Opinel blade is called the Yatagan blade. Its shape is inspired by a Turkish sword, with a raised tip. The blade is ground according to an exclusive curved profile which guarantees the robustness of the blade and allows efficient resharpening.
Beech is the wood most used for the manufacture of Opinel handles. Coming from French farms, it is hard, resistant and easy to work. It has a homogeneous appearance and its light color varies from yellow to pink. It is recognizable by the presence of many small dark lines. The handle is varnished to be better protected against humidity and dirt.
Invented in 1955 by Marcel Opinel, the Virobloc safety ring equips all closing knives from N°06 onwards. Cut out of stainless steel, the Virobloc is made up of two parts: a fixed part and a sliding part. In addition to locking the blade in the open position (safety in use), it is now possible to lock the blade in the closed position (safety in transport).