|•||Carbon steel blades with excellent hardness for a good strength cutting edge|
|•||Mirror polished solid stainless steel rivets|
|•||The beech wood handle provides an ergonomically designed grip|
|•||Dishwasher safe, hand washing recommended|
|•||Made in France, full warranty against manufacturing defects|
The Opinel Essentials Carbon Steel Paring Knife is perfect for chopping, peeling, slicing, and paring fruits, vegetables and trimming meats. Since 1890, generations of Opinel craftsmen have been providing a traditional style to bring you authentic quality knives. 95% of the wood handles come from French forestry holdings. The logs are selected for the quality of their wood. The handle is made from timber sections using machines to cut the length, hooping, shaping, bevelling the ends, sawing the slot, and sanding, followed by varnishing. Opinel carbon knife blades are made using steels with a high carbon content, which is what makes it possible to achieve the excellent hardness after heat treatment, guaranteeing the good strength of the cutting edge, resistance to wear and easy sharpening. Carbon has a low resistance to corrosion caused by moisture, which means that certain precautionary measures are necessary when using and storing the knives. The hardness obtained after heat treatment are theoretically slightly greater in steels that do not contain chrome.