The Chateau Laguiole wide handle was originally created to satisfied the need of Andreas Larson (2005 world best sommelier) for a larger handle.
This Chateau Laguiole has the same characteristic as the grand cru series and, as a result is more suitable for professional use (more than 20 bottles a day). All genuine Chateau Laguiole like this one are Made in France.
Handle Material: Olive wood (Olea europaea) harvested in France or Italy. This model features a Teflon coated screw that "theoretically" make the insertion of the screw easier.