The Opinel Les Forgés 1890 Santoku, 17 cm is, thanks to its high blade, incredibly versatile. As such it can be used to clean, cut, scoop or chop fish, meat or vegetables. This knife stands out because of its robustness, perfect balance, sustainability and excellent cutting qualities.
Handle from beech wood
The handle on this kitchen knife is made from stabilized beech wood. The wood is stabilized by adding synthetic resin with the help of some heat and under high pressure. By stabilizing the wood it won't be affected as much by temperature and moisture. In addition, it enables the manufacturer to add an extra colour. Opinel selected a nice, deep, dark-brown colour which makes the knife look very luxurious and unique.
Be aware of the fact that materials such as wood have a natural variation. The knife you receive can therefore be subtly different from the product photos. The model and type of material, however, will always be the same. As such all knives are unique. This is also what makes them so special.
Solid X50CrMoV15 steel
The blade is forged from one piece of X50CrMoV15 steel that is also a part of the entire handle. As such the balance is excellent. This type of steel is stainless, wear and tear resistant and hard enough to cut and peel, for instance, vegetables, fruit or potatoes. That is why it is a popular choice for knives made in Europe. The blade contains dimples to make sure slices don't stick to the blade.
Maintenance Les Forgés
Kitchen knives from the Les Forgés collection are not dishwasher proof. Wash them by hand and immediately dry them afterwards. The handle is waterproof. However, you shouldn't let the knife soak in water. Wash it, dry it and store it.