The Chateau Laguiole Grand Cru series was created to satisfy the need for a stylish and more durable wine opener. This model has the same characteristic as the classic but is more suitable for professional use (20/50 bottles per day). The reason for the added strength reside in the massif front top bolster, the part where the screw enters the handle. All genuine Chateau Laguiole like this one are Made in France.
Handle Material: Briarwood (Erica Arborea) also known as briar root (French: bruyère), is extremely hard and heat-resistant. This wood is commonly used for making smoking pipes. Note that this model features a full handle, it does not have a botom bolster.
Actual handle color and pattern of the item you receive may vary from above stock photo