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Chateau Laguiole Opus Series

The Chateau Laguiole Opus Series features extensive chiseling and filing on both the one-piece, forged bee, and spring and the liners. Each Opus is exclusively handcrafted in France by a master cutler.
Note that each piece is "One-Of-A-Kind" and individually photographed.

Check back often to discover new and exciting models. The availability of the Opus series is extremely limited and unpredictable. We advise that you provide your email address or cell for SMS in the area located just under "Sold Out" on the item detail page. Note that the Opus series are made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Providing us with your email address/cell # for SMS does not guarantee the purchase of an Opus.
Tip: Upon reception of the back-in-stock email or SMS, you must act fast! Dozen of people are waiting for each Opus.
The latest price for a Chateau Laguiole Opus series varies from $399 to $799 for the Mammoth Ivory models.

The Chateau Laguiole waiter-style corkscrew was created in 1993 by Master Sommeliers Guy Vialis and was the first true waiter-style Laguiole-style corkscrew on the market. Since it debuted, the Chateau Laguiole brand has been the favorite among some of the world's best sommeliers and, to this day, is the most sold (and imitated) of all high-end waiter-style Laguiole corkscrews. All Chateau Laguiole, including the Opus Series, are 100% made in Thiers, France. All Chateau Laguiole wine openers are made of 12C27 stainless steel and weigh around 4 oz (113 grams). The overall length closed is 4.5 inches (11.40 cm). The foil cutter is serrated and measures 1.5/8 inches ~ 4.06 cm).

chateau laguiole Opus Series corkscrew

CHATEAU LAGUIOLE FAQ

Chateau Laguiole corkscrews are handcrafted in Thiers, a charming city in south-central France. Known as the cutlery capital of Europe for over seven centuries, Thiers boasts a rich tradition of exquisite craftsmanship. In 1992, the ingenious Mr. Vialis of "Guy Vialis Creation" introduced the world to the timeless elegance of the Chateau Laguiole.

Certainly! It's completely normal, especially for new corkscrews. The screw's spring action is engineered to endure for years, necessitating a tight clearance between the screw and the spring (the long, adorned spine just below the bee symbol). This allows for some gradual wear and tear over time, ensuring optimal functionality in the long run.

The answer to whether a Chateau Laguiole is hand-made or not depends on the perspective. From an ethical standpoint, the answer would be both "yes" and "no". To qualify as hand-made, a piece would have to undergo the traditional forging, shaping, assembling, and polishing process 100% by hand. Although modern tools are used for every part except the handle material, each Chateau Laguiole is meticulously assembled entirely by hand and subject to rigorous standards and testings before being deemed complete. The handle material is also carefully chosen and sculpted by hand for a flawless finish.

It's actually a bee, which has become the symbol of these knives. According to local legend, the bee was Napoleon Bonaparte's imperial seal, given to the town of Laguiole as a gesture of thanks for the bravery of its men during battles. However, "the bee" is also a technical term used by French knife makers to refer to the springhead.

Chateau Laguiole is pronounced, "SHATO LAYOL". The old pronunciation, in Occitan, was preserved, this is the reason why one says "LAYOL"

 Laguiole is the name of a small village located in south central France. The famous knife of the same name was born there in 1829.

The brand's name can be easily deciphered. Many of France's finest wines are associated with a "Chateau," while the wine accessory is inspired by the elegant "Laguiole" style of cutlery. It's worth noting that "Laguiole" isn't a registered brand of cutlery, but rather the name of the village where this style originated. The name "Chateau Laguiole" demonstrates an ingenious play on words, crafted by a particularly astute sommelier.

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