The Opinel No 7 Children’s Knife features the Virobloc Safety Ring and a Round Tip Blade for added Safety. 

This little knife has a blunt  7.5 cm edge manufactured out of Sandvik 12C27 modified stainless steel which was developed especially for Opinel and guarantees an impeccable cutting edge and extreme resistance to corrosion  thanks to the addition of chrome and requires no special maintenance. Its carbon content of at least 0.40% gives excellent cutting edge.

The knife is very durable and measures only 10 cm closed. This Opinel knife comes with a Beechwood handle and a Stainless Steel Blade with Opinel’s crowned hand hallmark etching. 

My first Opinel knife, ideal for small DIY jobs, picnics, buttering bread, camping and model-making. 

Technical Specifications: 

  • Blade: 12C27M Sandvik Stainless Steel 
  • Blade Length: 75 mm 
  • Edge Type: Bluntnose 
  • Length Closed: 100 mm 
  • Length Open: 1170 mm 
  • Blade Finish: Satin Finish 
  • Locking System: Virobloc Safety Ring 
  • Handle: Beechwood 
  • Weight: 35.7 grams

Invented by Marcel Opinel in 1955, the Virobloc safety ring is fitted to all folding knives from the N° 06. Cut out of stainless steel, the Virobloc has two sections, one fixed and one sliding. In addition to locking the blade open (safety in use), it is now possible to lock the blade closed (safety in transport).

Please see our other products for a "Whittling Kit" which contains one Opinel #7 knife, plus some assorted pieces of wood to get you started on your whittling adventure immediately.



This knife is a tool not a toy, and should be used with care and respect.  Willow Cottage NZ does not take responsibility for any loss, damage or injury caused by the use, or misuse of this product.


When the knife blade requires sharpening please attend to that immediately as using a dull blade can result in accidents.  You may find a local tool shop that can sharpen knives, a local Mr Minite, or use a knife sharpening stone yourself.  Please do not use the type of sharpener that is designed for kitchen knives.


If you can't find anyone to sharpen your knife, please contact us.



Last two photos show a wooden "knife" that our 12 year old made for his little brother - whittled from a stick.



    Opinel #7 Round-ended folding knife