Introducing Danny: a charismatic videographer, fearless "Ronin Chilli" creator, videographer for Tones & I, and master of melding visuals and flavours. With an appetite for adventure, from snow-capped peaks to crafting mini-documentaries at Burning Man, Danny's life pulses with vibrant narratives.
At the heart of his odysseys, an Opinel No. 8 emerges as an emblem of authentic craftsmanship and timeless allure. From slicing pine mushrooms on woodland forays to adding a dash of creativity to culinary escapades, Opinel dances through his life, infusing each moment with classic charm and boundless versatility.
Can you introduce yourself in a few words?
I'm Danny – a videographer, "Ronin Chilli" founder, and outdoor enthusiast. From cameras to chilli, I blend visuals and flavours. Snowboarding and wild adventures fuel me. My next big assignment is shooting a mini-documentary for an artist building a spaceship at Burning Man.
What is your first memory of Opinel?
My first memory of Opinel takes me back to a day of adventure and culinary discovery. I was foraging for pine mushrooms with my friend and chef extraordinaire, Telina Menzies and some of her chefs from Australian Venue Co as we ventured through the woods in Victoria. Telina was using an Opinel No. 8. The blade effortlessly cut and cleaned the pine mushrooms we had just foraged, setting the stage for a delectable culinary experience that awaited us.
For many people, Opinel is synonymous with tradition and expertise. What are the values that Opinel conveys to you?
Opinel conveys authenticity through its timeless craftsmanship, emphasising simplicity, versatility, and tradition. With a commitment to quality and a connection to nature, My Opinel knives have timeless companions that bring me back to memorable experiences. The brand fosters a community that appreciates the enduring beauty of well-crafted tools, reflecting values of authenticity, craftsmanship, and meaningful connections.
If you had to choose just one, what would be your Opinel knife of choice?
If I had to choose one Opinel knife, it would undoubtedly be the No. 8. Its timeless design, combined with the brand's commitment to quality, makes it a trusted companion for various experiences. From culinary adventures to outdoor escapades, the No. 8 embodies the essence of Opinel's enduring allure.
Opinel in three words?
Classic, Versatile, Authentic