Handmade in the village of Laguiole, France, the Forge de Laguiole "Sommeliers" as they are often called are the only high-end Laguiole waiter-style corkscrews to feature the traditional shepherd's cross on most models (check photos).
This waiter's style wine opener was created in collaboration with professional sommeliers. Its ergonomics, elegance, and efficiency earned it the "Prix Design Plus" (the Design Plus award) in Frankfurt, Germany. Additionally, each one of these incredibly efficient masterpieces is entirely hand-assembled and completed by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the completed object.
Forged in Laguiole, France
Making the blades
Our blades are made of T12 steel, either from XC75 (carbon steel), damascus stainless steel or carbon. Produced exclusively for Forge de Laguiole, T12 steel combines durability, rust resistance and ease of sharpening.
Forge de Laguiole’s unique methods of forging, combined with tempering, give the blade a perfect cutting edge. The steel comes from the Isère region of France.
The first stage is to cut the “skeleton” of the blades before placing them in the induction oven.