The "Le First" model is an exact replica of the first and only Chateau Laguiole that was launched in 1993. To everyone surprise, including Mr. Vialis (the owner/creator of the brand) around 80,000 units were sold that year. Soon "Le First" was followed by many other models.
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 it debuted the classic has been the favorite among some of the world best sommeliers and, to this day is the most sold (and imitated) of all high-end waiter style Laguiole corkscrews. All genuine Chateau Laguiole like this one are Made in France.
Handle Material:Black horn tip (the tip of the horn is the hardest part) from African Zebu. Note: Black horn is usually jet black but some lighter shades of white or grey may be visible.