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The Chateau Laguiole classic was created by Master Sommeliers Guy Vialis in 1993 and was the first true waiter style Laguiole style corkscrew on the market. Since is debuts the classic as been the favorite among some of the world best sommeliers and, to this day is the most sold of all high-end waiter style Laguiole corkscrews. All genuine Chateau Laguiole like this one are Made in France.
Handle Material: Snake wood aka Amourette (Brosimum guianense). Snakewood is an incredibly beautiful wood which originates mostly in Brazil's Suriname, valley.The part sold as snake wood is really the heartwood of the larger tree. This wood is usually felled with axes and carried on the backs of natives over streams and through snake infested jungle areas. Each tree felled is monitored and the 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, snake wood changes color upon being exposed to air, which makes the wood eventually turn reddish brown; as you see it today. Please note: Actual handle color and pattern of the item you receive may vary from stock photo. Construction: Mirror polished solid 12C27 Stainless Steel. All Chateau Laguiole have the same specifications and weight around 4 oz (113 grams). Overall length closed is 4.5 inches. The foils cutter is serrated and is 1.5/8" long.
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