Opinel has set the gold standard for high quality knives since the family company designed their first folding knife in 1892. All of their products are still entirely manufactured in the heart of the Alps in their factory in Chambéry, France.
Possibly Opinel's furthest divergence from knives, these beautiful Hand Pruning Shears encapsulate their mind for marrying high quality materials with exceptional design. The three-position shears are made with two sizes to fit the diameter of the branches and size of the hand with the third position locking closed for safety. A protected spring prevents dirt from entering the mechanism and eliminates the chance of pinching.
The anti-corrosive stainless steel requires no special maintenance and is optimized to reduce cutting force with a 20 mm (over 3/4 inch) capacity for small branches, thick flower stalks, or pruning berry bushes.
The lightweight varnished beechwood handle is strong and durable, made from sustainably managed French forests, and rounded to fit every hand. The other handle and locking mechanism is a non-slip polyamide with an ergonomically curved handle to provide all-day comfort
These have become a necessity on the Foundroot farm since we were gifted them by a dear friend a few years ago. The only pruners that don't hurt our wrists after a full day of use.