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Put an elephant in your kitchen

Posted by David Middleton on 14th Nov 2018

Yes, it's an odd thing to say, but the elephant in the history of French knife making is synonymous with one brand. A brand associated with one of the most respected knife making companies in France f … read more
 Why Opinel is the champion of innovation

Why Opinel is the champion of innovation

Posted by David on 1st Feb 2018

When Joseph Opinel took charge of his family's modest blacksmiths in the alpine hamlet of Albiez-le-Vieux, France in 1890, he was expected to continue with family tradition. To carry on making the sim … read more
Knives don't have to be boring

Knives don't have to be boring

Posted by David on 15th Jan 2018

For many people a knife is a knife is a knife. You use it, it does the job then you think nothing more about it. But there are also people for whom their knife is more than just a cutting tool. It can … read more
Comforting food for a winter's night

Comforting food for a winter's night

Posted by David on 4th Jan 2018

Although we now live in the Ardeche we started out in the Jura region over in the east and close to the Swiss border. In the late autumn and winter when the days became shorter, and the weather grew … read more