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 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.
The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the tiny village of Laguiole, France - Pop. 1300 - where the Laguiole knife first appeared in the early 1800's. Interesting pages:Laguiole's history and facts.
- Black, light and marbled horn tip models are made from African zebu. The tip of the horn is the strongest section of the horn. Black horn may have areas that are not fully black. Marbeled horn may may not be similar on both side of the handle.
- Genuine Elk Stag. Antlers used by Forge de Laguiole were naturally shed by living stags rooming the forest of France or Austria.
- Genuine Bone handle made from bovine, France
- Aubrac Horn is from actual cattle grazing the Aubrac plateau in France