The object of September 2016


The Museum of counterfeiting livened up by the Union des Fabricants makes its comeback by dedicating its shop window of the Object of September in legendary foldable signed pocketknife Opinel®.

This object, today iconic, which joined the French dictionary in his edition of 1989 to become synonymic of the object which it indicates, is a real international phenomenon. The mark is marketed in 71 countries, and we estimate at more than 350 millions the number of sold knives worldwide since the creation of the mark in 1909.

The knife Opinel® is invented by Joseph Opinel, Savoyard craftsman, who by means of his two sons, Marcel and Léon, will dedicate himself to the industrial and commercial development of the family business.

Online press release DOWNLOAD