One of the things that's so fascinating about French culture is that every little town and village has their own style of pocket knife. From Laguiole to Opinel, the designs are all slightly different.
Some are broad, simple peasant style knives, some are longer, thinner and more elegant. It depends what the region specialized in. Some even have corkscrews, if the village was famous for wine.
Nowadays, not as many French people carry a knife on a daily basis, but the legacy of this unique history lives on. These knives make us think of picnics on checkered sheets, a bottle of wine in one hand and a baguette in the other.