Opinel Les Forgés 1890 Santoku knife 17 cm, 002287


Excellent Opinel Asian Santoku multifunctional kitchen knife from the premium collection of fully forged knives. Full-tang blade, hollow-cut cutting section 17 cm long, wooden handle treated with special wax. Precise and balanced shape with attention to detail, quality materials, top quality workmanship = premium design, referring to the French culinary tradition. More

Manufacturer: OpinelProduct code: 002287
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Excellent Opinel Asian Santoku multifunctional kitchen knife from the premium collection of fully forged knives. Full-tang blade, hollow-cut cutting section 17 cm long, wooden handle treated with special wax. Precise and balanced shape with attention to detail, quality materials, top quality workmanship = premium design, referring to the French culinary tradition. More

Manufacturer: OpinelProduct code: 002287
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Opinel Les Forgés 1890 Santoku knife 17 cm

Santoku knife with a beautifully curved, stained and waxed beech handle and full-tang blade, with a cutting section 17 cm long. A multifunctional Asian-style kitchen knife from Opinel's top of the range kitchen knives, referring to the traditional ancestral craft of Les Forgés 1890 (Les Forgés in translation = forges). It is a knife forged in a forge, with excellent cutting qualities. The Santoku knife is particularly well suited for quick slicing, especially of fattier ingredients such as oily fish like salmon. However, its use in the kitchen is very versatile. Thanks to the notches on the blade surface, the cut ingredients do not stick to it. You can thus use it successfully for chopping and then slicing meat, sausages and vegetables, for quick slicing into noodles or cubes.

- Blade length: 17 cm
- Blade thickness: 3 mm
- Hand wash only

Robust and perfectly balanced
- 100% forged in a forge (1200°C) - high strength thanks to fusion strengthened metal fibres
- Full-tang blade - uniform piece of steel from the tip of the blade to the end of the handle-perfect balance

Excellent slicing properties
- Stainless steel X50CrMoV15:
- 15% chromium = corrosion resistance
- 0.5% carbon = perfect cutting ability and easier sharpening
- Sharpening angle of 30° (15 degrees on each side) ensures perfect sharpness
- Hardness 56-57 HRC (Rockwell scale) = high wear resistance
- The geometry of each blade (shape, length and thickness) is optimised for its specific application
- Each blade has a protective sheath

Absolute comfort of use
- V-shaped handle - easy to grip = high-precision slicing
- Ergonomic profile - the slightly curved shape of the handle allows you to grip the knife with less force and therefore slice with much less effort

Durability
- High-quality materials used - martensitic stainless steel and beech wood from sustainably managed forests
- The wood is not varnished, but treated with a special wax to make it more resistant to water

Les Forgés 1890 Collection
The Les Forgés 1890 collection of kitchen knives is an exceptional collection, fully reflecting the extraordinary French taste and flair for table culture. BIG GAME, a design studio based in the Czech Republic, has contributed to the final design of Les Forgés 1890.Lausanne, Switzerland, one of whose 3 founding members is French and proud of his ancestry and roots. The stained beechwood handle is not only pleasing to the eye but also to the touch. Combined with the top quality X50CrMoV15 steel, a completely unique product has been created that fully deserves a privileged place in your kitchen.

Wood
95% of the wood used to make the handles comes from sustainably managed French forests. There is no excessive deforestation and no air pollution during long transport - all of which puts less strain on nature. The main timber supplier has its forest areas in the Jura region of France and is of course PEFC certified.

Stainless steel
The choice of steel determines the durability and quality of the blade and is therefore given due consideration, as it will ultimately affect the main performance characteristics of the whole product. For the knives of the Les Forgés 1890 collection, the special steel X50CrMoV15 was chosen. This steel is highly resistant to corrosion thanks to the addition of 15% chromium. The addition of carbon (0.50%) ensures an excellent edge that is easier to sharpen and holds its shape even when in contact with harder material.

Opinel - a design icon
The story of the now iconic Opinel brand begins in the 19th century, when the merchant Victor-Amédée Opinel learned to forge nails during his travels and subsequently set up his forge in France. After his death, his son Daniel took over the craft and became the "maker of sharp objects" for the local farmers, as the blades of his sickles and scythes were renowned far and wide as the sharpest possible. But the real Opinel - the closing pocket knife - would have to wait a little longer to be discovered. Daniel Opinel's eldest son, Joseph, decided to follow in his father's footsteps and, driven by an artistic passion...he combined hand craftsmanship with the most advanced technology of the day to create a small miracle. The year was 1890 and the Opinel pocket knife saw the light of day, a knife loved from day one and handed down from generation to generation. The knife, which over the following years won hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, became a staple in many households and a bit of a symbol of France...
Nowadays, the company not only produces legendary outdoor knives, but also has a sophisticated kitchen program, including forged kitchen knives; you can also buy stainless steel cutlery and steak knives from Opinel today.

knife type Santoku
blade length (cm) 17