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bread +

20.3cm $51.80
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bread - opinel

carving +

15.9cm $51.80
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carving - opinel

paring +

9.8cm $12.00
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paring - opinel

chef's +

19.7cm $60.10
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chef's - opinel

carving fork +

$41.40
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carving fork - opinel

carpaccio +

29.2cm $60.10
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carpaccio - opinel

boning +

12.7cm $51.80
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boning - opinel

santoku +

16.8cm $60.10
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santoku - opinel

filleting +

17.8cm $51.80
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filleting - opinel

utility knife set +

$61.20
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utility knife set - opinel

vegetable +

7.6cm $17.00
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vegetable - opinel

vegetable peeler +

6.4cm $17.00
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vegetable peeler - opinel

serrated paring +

10.2cm $17.00
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serrated paring - opinel

honing stone +

24cm $42.20
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honing stone - opinel

traditional +

7cm (no.6) $24.80
8cm (no.7) $26.50
8.5cm (no.8) $27.60
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traditional - opinel

traditional no.8 blue +

8.5cm $28.20
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traditional no.8 blue - opinel

traditional no.8 red +

8.5cm $28.20
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traditional no.8 red - opinel

traditional carbon +

7cm (no.6) $22.60
8cm (no.7) $24.20
8.5cm (no.8) $25.40
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traditional carbon - opinel

traditional no.8 with boar engraving +

8.5cm $36.50
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traditional no.8 with boar engraving - opinel

traditional no.8 with chamois engraving +

8.5cm $36.50
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traditional no.8 with chamois engraving - opinel

traditional no.8 with deer engraving +

8.5cm $36.50
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traditional no.8 with deer engraving - opinel

traditional no.8 with hare engraving +

8.5cm $36.50
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traditional no.8 with hare engraving - opinel

traditional no.8 with trout engraving +

8.5cm $36.50
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traditional no.8 with trout engraving - opinel

traditional no.8 with hunting dog engraving +

8.5cm $36.50
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traditional no.8 with hunting dog engraving - opinel

honing stone +

$14.70
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honing stone - opinel

traditional no.10 with corkscrew +

10cm $48.10
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traditional no.10 with corkscrew - opinel

no.8 garden knife +

$28.40
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no.8 garden knife - opinel

no.8 pruning knife +

$35.50
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no.8 pruning knife - opinel

no.10 pruning knife +

$48.50
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no.10 pruning knife - opinel

no.18 pruning saw +

$86.80
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no.18 pruning saw - opinel

no.18 pruning saw spare blade +

$38.30
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no.18 pruning saw spare blade - opinel

no.12 pruning saw +

$51.20
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no.12 pruning saw - opinel

mushroom knife with brush +

8cm $46.00
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mushroom knife with brush - opinel

fish filleting beech handle +

8cm $27.80
10cm $29.90
12cm $34.70
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fish filleting beech handle - opinel

fish filleting bubinga handle +

8cm $38.30
10cm $42.80
12cm $47.40
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fish filleting bubinga handle - opinel

shellfish +

6.5cm $33.10
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shellfish - opinel

A Brief History of Opinel

In 1897, Joseph Opinel released a pocket knife in 12 different sizes. In 1909 the Crowned Hand emblem was added to the blade. For The Alpine International Exhibition in 1911, Joseph expanded the range to include kitchen and garden knives.

With the assistance of his sons, Maurice and Leon, Joseph continued to develop the Opinel brand. Then in 1955 Marcel, the son of Maurice, invented the Virobloc system to improve the safety of the knife.  Before 1955 the pocket knife included 4 components: the blade, the handle, the shell ring and the rivet. The shell ring was needed to firmly rivet the blade to the handle. The Virobloc system introduced a rotating lock that slides on the shell ring, locking the blade in the open position. In the 1990’s the Virobloc system was modified so the blade could be locked in the closed position.

The pocket knife with its Virobloc system is a design icon. So much so it’s included in the “Phaidon Design Classics” which recognised the Opinel pocket knife as 1 of 999 most successful designs.

Phillip & Lea stocks one of the largest ranges of Opinel knives in Australia, including kitchen, pocket and outdoor knives and saws.

Folding knives and saws

The traditional pocket knife range is available with carbon and stainless steel blades with beechwood handles. We also stock the traditional knife with blue and red beechwood stained handles – easily sighted if dropped in the outdoors - and the series of traditional knife adorned with a animal figures carved on the oak handle – boar, hunting dog, trout, chamois, deer and hare. 

The shellfish and fish filleting knives and mushroom knife are welcomed additions to the forager’s basket or bag.

The gardening range includes a garden knife and pruning knives and saws.

Kitchen knives

The Opinel kitchen knife has a stainless steel blade riveted to a beechwood handle. We stock the full range of kitchen knives – chef, santoku, boning, filleting, carving (knife and fork), bread and carpaccio (for thin slices of ham, gravalax and so on). The range also includes a suite of utility knives – paring, serrated paring, vegetable, and vegetable peeler – sold singularly or as a set.