We’ve stocked Opinel knives for a few years now, we love the simplicity and, of course, good steel.
Opinel have recently updated their kitchen knife wooden handle designs with simplified, finer lines. I actually liked the old bread knife handle for it’s heft but these new handles, though finer, are long enough to get good purchase when cutting real bread. I suspect the finer handle may even be better for smaller hands.
The blade remains the same: ours at home is still dangerously sharp after more than a year of daily bread cutting, and real bread at that, from our friends at Redbeard Bakery.