- Jun 27, 2007
I was very very close to buy one for my mother a while ago.
She totally LOVES the Opinel # 7 I gave her but a while ago someone had left it in the sink with some water and of course it got very hard to open.
She was begging me on the phone for a fix
In the end I did not buy her the Victorinox.
It annoyed me that it had a rounded tip as I am sure she needs a pointy one to clean bad spots on potatoes, fruits etc.
It felt as I would have given her a "safe" kids knife.
(we did get the opinel working again and I am planning on giving her another one on which I will hopefully do a better job of sealing the wood)
Get her Pallares comun. Even better than the Opinel IMO. Better angle of the grip, thin blade, great tip.