Accustomed to collabs focused on streetwear, the Italian retailer ONE BLOCK DOWN widens its field of action and unveils a new association rather surprising. The shop has teamed up with the knife brand OPINEL to bring its touch to the famous N°08.
The French brand OPINEL was born in 1890 in a small village in Savoy where Joseph Opinel invented the pocket knife that bears his name.
The OPINEL company, based in Chambéry in the heart of the Alps, is still run by the descendants of the creator and still manufactures items whose quality made the French brand world famous for over 130 years.
The Italian store ONE BLOCK DOWN has given a new look to the legendary OPINEL knife N°08.
This piece appears entirely in black. All its elements are in this shade, from the iconic VIROBLOC safety ring invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, to the beechwood handle and the traditional OPINEL Yatagan-shaped blade in Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel. To affirm the collab, this knife is personalized with a white embossed print « ONE BLOCK DOWN est. 2009 Italy » on the handle. The blade retains its classic OPINEL stainless steel engraving and the handle includes a natural leather tie.
The collaborative knife campaign was shot in Paris, in 3 separate small scenes that represent the history and correspondence between OPINEL and ONE BLOCK DOWN.
The Opinel Knife N°08 by One Block Down will be available on October 5, 2022, exclusively in the ONE BLOCK DOWN store in Paris, at 96 rue Beaubourg in the 3rd arrondissement. Let’s go !