Handmade in Laguiole, France, the Forge de Laguiole corkscrews, often called the "Sommeliers," are the only high-end waiter-style corkscrews to feature the traditional shepherd's cross on most models (check photos).
Forge de Laguiole created this wine opener in collaboration with professional sommeliers in France and worldwide. Its ergonomics, elegance, and efficiency earned it the "Prix Design Plus" (the Design Plus award) in Frankfurt, Germany. Additionally, each of these incredibly efficient masterpieces is entirely hand-assembled and completed by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the finished object.
The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the tiny village of Laguiole, France - Pop. 1300 - where the famous style of knife first appeared in the early 1800s.
Today, 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.
Snakewood aka Amourette (Brosimum guianense) is a gorgeous wood that originates mostly from Brazil's Suriname valley. The part sold as snakewood is really the heartwood of the much larger tree. This wood is usually felled with axes and carried on the backs of natives over streams and through jungle areas. Each tree felled is monitored, the Brazilian government has developed a strict permit process to control harvesting. The name was inspired by the snakeskin-like markings that decorate this exotic wood. Initially deep red in color, snakewood changes color upon being exposed to air, making the wood eventually turn reddish-brown, as you see it today.
Forge de Laguiole corkscrews are shipped same business day from Florida when ordered by 2 PM Eastern time. UPS delivery can be expected in 1 to 3 business days depending on destination. International shipping options are available at checkout.
* We provide free U.S. base warranty and repair support for Forge de Laguiole items purchased from one of our U.S retailers or Laguiole-Imports.com. Forge de Laguiole items purchased overseas or from an unauthorized retail channel will need to be shipped to France and back to the U.S. at the owner's expanse. The original retail channel will need to be contacted for assistance.
Forge de Laguiole corkscrews are made of Martensitic stainless steel. It is important to note that high grade (and cost) martensitic stainless steel is used due to its hardness, strength, and wear resistance qualities.
The foil cutter is non-serrated to achieve a clean cut and provide ease of sharpening. The blade also doubles as a bottle cap opener.
Overall length Folded: 4.3/4 inches (12 cm). Foil cutter: 1.5/8 inches ~ 4.06 cm. Weight: ~ 3 oz (85 grams)