Folding Mushroom Knife and Brush No. 8, Beechwood

Product Description for Folding Mushroom Knife and Brush No. 8, Beechwood

Maker: Opinel (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $30.00
Item num: 103153
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.71 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 1.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.2 oz.
Blade: Sandvik 12C27 Mod stainless steel
Handle: Beechwood
Style: Locking folder
Description: The Opinel knife has long been a feature of everyday French culture. It was invented by Joseph Opinel in about 1895. The company is still run by the Opinel family. This ingenious knife has become well known throughout the world for its elegant, durable simplicity. In fact, the Opinel knife was featured in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London's "Good Design Guide", a collection of the "100 most beautiful products in the world". It is also exhibited by New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) as a masterpiece of design, alongside other industrial objects which ash defied time.
The stainless steel blade takes and holds a good edge. A collar on the beechwood handle is rotated to lock the blade in either open or closed positions. Opinel is a great choice for a youth's first knife. The locking blade makes it a safer knife to use.
The curved blade of the mushroom knife allows the stem to be cut without disturbing the mycelia. This, in turn, ensures that the mushroom is not damaged during harvest and can sprout fruit again. A brush at the end of the knife allows removal of dirt and debris right after harvesting. This ensures that the delicate mushroom is not damaged by cleaning later, after the dirt has dried on.
Made in France.

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