The wide handle was originally created to satisfied the need of Andreas Larson (2005 world best sommelier) for a larger handle.
The Chateau Laguiole Grand Cru series was created to satisfy the need for a stylish and more durable wine opener. This model has the same characteristic as the classic but is more suitable for professional use (20/50 bottles per day). The reason for the added strength reside in the massif front top bolster, the part where the screw enters the handle. All genuine Chateau Laguiole like this one are Made in France.
Handle Material: Horn tip (the tip of the horn is the hardest part) from African Zebu.