Chateau Laguiole was created by Master Sommeliers Guy Vialis in 1992 and was the first true waiter style Laguiole corkscrew. Since is debuts it as been the favorite among some of the world best sommeliers and to this day is the most popular of all high-end waiter style Laguiole corkscrews.The center bolster series Chateau Laguiole are a new variant to the classic. The center bolster add weigh and strength to the piece.
Handle Material: Snake wood aka Amourette - Snake wood is an incredibly beautiful wood which originates mostly in Suriname, South America. 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. Much of the wood has inferior or no figure, but the small amount that has attractive figure is exported. 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.
Wood Harvest: Brazil
Construction: Mirror finish 12C27 Stainless Steel
All Chateau Laguiole have the same specifications and weigh around 4 oz (113 grams). Overall length closed is 4.5 inches. The foils cutter is serrated and is 1.5/8" long.
Chateau Laguiole offers a lifetime warranty. Corkscrew will be replaced or repaired at the discretion of the *manufacturer. What is cover:Any product failure, no questions asked. We offer free warranty support (click here for details). Please contact us with any warranty claims, do not send item to France directly as it may not be handled correctly. *Disclaimer: The above warranty is offered by the manufacturer not Laguiole Imports. Laguiole Imports cannot be held responsible for any issues arising from a warranty claim.
Chateau Laguiole corkscrews are made of stainless steel, this type of metal does not require any maintenance. Please do not immerse your corkscrew in water or place it in the dishwasher, doing so will be detrimental to the handle material. Periodically place a couple drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts (boot lever, screw and foils cutter). We recommend the use of oil free Sentry-Solutions-Tuf-Glide 1/4 oz Pen Applicator here.
Below are the location areas by name. Please take a look at our engraving portfolio here to see past examples of engravings.
Below are the fonts available. Please keep in mind that most cursive fonts do not look good in "all caps". If you desire all caps engraving please select a block font such as Roman, Century or Garamond. Click on a font's name to see the alphabet.
HOW MONOGRAMS ARE CREATED
Most personalized orders leave same or next day depending on order time. However, please allow up to 2 business days during the couple of weeks preceding Christmas and Father's day. If you need reassurance please call us at 860-245-2211 between 9am & 5pm EST Monday through Friday and we will be able to provide you with a more accurate turnaround based on your particular needs. Please keep in mind that our engravers do not work Saturdays and Sundays EXCEPT during the 2 weeks preceding Christmas and Father's Day. Please visit our "Shipping Schedule" page if you are planning on using one of our EXPRESS shipping options.
Engraved items cannot be returned unless we made an obvious mistake such as location, font or spelling. Location areas are "approximate." Our engravers will place engravings in the most "tasteful & appropriate" way. Please let us know if you have special requests regarding the order of words, size etc. by calling us at 1-860-245-2211. We cannot accept returns on items that were not engraved the way you "assumed" they would be unless you provided us with specific & comprehensive instructions that we did not follow.
Please review your engraving's spelling before checkout.Although we try to catch errors we cannot be held responsible for spelling mistakes, typos and incorrect location provided by customer. Thank you for your understanding.
We Recommend the use of Tuf-Glide Oil Free Lubricant 1/4 oz Pen. Periodically place a couple drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts. More details here - $8.95