There aren't too many companies out that have produced the same product in the same essential design for over a century. In fact, we can only think of one: Opinel, the French knifemaker founded by Joseph Opinel in 1890. Opinel's signature beechwood-handled pocket knives look pretty much the same as they did in the late 19th century.
For amateur mushroomers like us, this Opinel Mushroom Knife is a must-have. With a thin, curved blade featuring a serrated back, it removes cuticles nice and easy, and the beechwood handle incorporates a boar hair brush for easy removal of soil.
A simple, functional and beautiful product from one of the world's great heritage brands.
Available via Vancouver's Old Faithful Shop. Price is in Canadian dollars.