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.
Handle Material: Karelian Birch. This birch is not a particular species, but is rather a praised grain figure that is most commonly seen in Downy Birch and Silver Birch. (Harvested in Finland).
All Forge de Laguiole corkscrews are made of Martensitic stainless steel and weight around 3 oz (85 grams). It is important to note that high grade (and cost) martensitic stainless steel is used due to its hardness, strength and wear resistance qualities.
Overall length closed is 4.3/4 inches (12 cm). The foils cutter doubles as a bottle cap opener and measures 1.5/8 inches ~4.06 cm).
What's Included:Wine Opener - Gift box - Leather Sheath - Forge de Laguiole Certificate - Warranty & Repair Support