My First Opinel Wood Whittling/Carving Knive
This was a gift for my 8 yr old son and it is perfect. The silver bit twist round to lock it into place so there is no risk of the knife folding back when he is using it. Perfect for a young child learning to whittle.
Opinel is a company that have manufactured high quality wooden handled knives since 1890 in France. They still make some of the best quality wooden handled knives today.
This is a beautifully made knife for a child that is ready for wood whittling and wood working projects as well as a multipurpose knife for exploring nature, building projects and camping. It is a real tool made for children with high quality stainless steel that is anti-corrosive and requires no special maintenance. Although it has a sharp blade, the tip is rounded and the blade is shorter so that it fits comfortably in the child's hand. It is actually important for the blade to be sharp to work well and used safely. Nothing is more dangerous than a blunt knife.
The knives also come with the Virobloc safety system on the collar which locks the blade into position – open or shut. The handle is made with beech wood.
Suitable for children ages 7 and up
Made in France.
Children are at risk of injury when using knives or cutters without adult supervision. It is illegal to sell knives to persons under 18 years - please do not purchase this product if you are under 18 years of age. Additional restrictions may apply for carrying or concealing a knife in public. Please consult your state and territory laws.
Knives when used appropriately allow for extraordinary creative expression, mastery and craftsmanship. Please take care as you become familiar with knives.