We love our Opinel Knives! If you have one (or more like us), it's time to take it out and take it with you.
Here is our oldest Opinel, a traditional #8 with a carbon steel blade. Yes, we have to make sure it's clean and dry when we put it away but it has provided a sharp edge for years and years with just routine home maintenance.
Because Opinel knives are inexpensive (considering how well they work), we keep a few of them packed and ready to go (in the travel kit shown above) for cooking in other people's kitchens. There's one in our roof deck dining bag so we always have a knife to share a bit of cheese with friends. Back in the days when we had cars, we had one of these in each vehicle.
They make great gifts for anyone who loves to enjoy an impromptu bit of food and fun.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photos: ©2014 Penny & Ed Cherubino