The year is 1890 and in a small family owned blacksmith shop, in the town of Savoie France, Joseph Opinel turned 18. By the glow of the forge he showed his father a simple pocket knife he dreamed up for mass production. Despite his father’s dislike of machine crafted tools Joseph was convinced he could make a high quality knife everyone could afford. Thus the Opinel knife was born and soon grew into a national icon. The Opinel No. 9 Oyster Knife continues the tradition of well made knives; created specifically to assist in the chucking of Oysters. Perhaps the only production folding oyster knife on the market today. The handle of this knife is made of varnished bubinga for outstanding moisture resistance. The tip is centered with the axis for better ergonomic and efficiency. Weighing only 2.1 oz. its light in the pocket and in the hand. The blade measures 2.5”and is made of stainless steal for durability and longevity. No matter the size of the task, or in this case the Oyster, Opinel knives are ready to stand at your side backed with over 100 years of adventuring experience.