Opinel knives have been produced in Savoy, in the heart of the French Alps, since 1890. The company is famous for its legendary folding knives, which have graced the pockets of the world's great adventurers and been honored by museums for their design simplicity. Today, Opinel culinary knives are a reliable staple in French home kitchens. The Opinel chef's knife (no. 118) is an ideal multi-purpose knife for thin slicing, chopping and dicing, with a curved edge that allows for rocking cuts..