This Forge de Laguiole series' handle is made of compressed cotton fabric. This high-density material is harder than wood and is highly resistant to water. Forge de Laguiole corkscrews are handmade in the village of Laguiole, France. Often called the "Sommeliers" they are the only high-end Laguiole waiter-style corkscrews to feature the traditional shepherd's cross on most models. Forge de Laguiole represents the pinnacle of quality in the Laguiole cutlery business. Their reputation for integrity, ethics, and innovative designs has made these small 100 employees company the "Must Have" Laguiole luxury brand.