History spanning more than a century
The first OPINEL knife was manufactured in 1890 in the French Alps. Since its creation, the folding pocket knife with a wooden handle is now famous throughout the world. Thanks to its simplicity and quality finish, this knife has become a timeless icon. Over the decades and to meet new needs, its designers have created different sizes, with foldable or fixed blades. It has however kept the spirit of the original knife!
The birth of a new knife...
Hunters and hikers have been using an OPINEL for years when no knife was specially designed for their activities. It was therefore quite natural for the Savoyard company to take the time to develop such a knife. The No. 12 Explore is the culmination of months of research and discussions with experienced hunters. As for all OPINEL creations, the No. 12 was designed to last and offers truly useful features. Every feature of this knife is useful without the need for gimmicks. OPINEL wanted to follow in the footsteps of the No. 8 by designing a knife that current hunters can transmit to the hunters of tomorrow!