Your Lunchbox Needs One of These 3 Beautiful Folding Knives

updated May 1, 2019
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Picnic season is upon us, and you may be venturing out into the park this weekend with a basket and a blanket. If you are, I salute you, and hope that your basket includes a hunk of bread and cheese and one of these classic picnic knives.

But if dining al fresco isn’t your thing, your lunchbox could benefit still from one of these beautiful blades.

Heidi Swanson has a knack for finding simply beautiful knives, and this folding carbon steel number is no exception. I have a paring knife from this line and I love how wicked sharp it is, years after buying it. The carbon steel blade will get dulled and tarnished, but I find that rather lovely.

These Opinel knives are timeless classics made in France since the 1800s. I have this knife and it has come in handy on many trips and not a few picnics. It’s also carbon steel, although you can find this knife with a stainless steel blade.

Here’s a generously sized knife that Sara Kate loves, as it really is an all-around good knife for nearly any outing. It can cut bread, roast chicken, and even open wine with the included corkscrew. Who needs more than that?

If none of these seem quite right, I recommend the full roundup from Sara Kate, who knows her way around picnic knives.