This great kitchen knife has a taper ground 17cm blade in stainless steel. The wooden handle and solid 3mm thick blade give it a great cleaver-like balance, but the fine edge and shape make controllable for fine work. The solid form of the handle is great to hold. If you are going to have one good kitchen knife this will do the job.
Opinel knives where first created in 1890 and three generations later are still a family owned business and made in the same area in France. The wooden handles are from local plantations.