After years of planning, a bold version of the classic Laguiole corkscrew has finally reached the wine industry. This long-awaited super high-endLaguiole waiter's corkscrew features a patented one-piece two-step boot lever; a forged one-piece spring & bee and a non-serrated foil cutter to facilitate sharpening.
What sets this tool apart from all others including non-Laguiole corkscrews is its size and ergonomics. At 5.6 oz it is not a lightweight tool, but it feels surprisingly good in any size hands male or female. This object of pure luxury is taking over the two-step corkscrew business and of course, it is 100% Made in France.
The Magnums are entirely handmade in Europe's capital of cutlery "Thiers." The “Gilles®” Fontenille Pataud collections of cutlery are considered by many to be some of the best money can buy. All items offered by Gilles are entirely made by a single craftsman from start to finish ensuring pride of ownership of the final piece.
Guilloche: The Guilloché series features additional chiseling of the spring, liners (top & bottom. The "bee" and the spring are forged from one piece of stainless steel.
Handle Material: The molar is stabilized for strength and dyed in various colors (10,000+ years old tooth harvested in Siberia). Open Length: 7.1/4" - 18.4cm Closed Length: 4.3/4" - 12.cm Body: 430 Stainless steel Blade/foil cutter: 12c27 Sandvik stainless steel One-piece forged spring & bee: Z20C13 stainless-steel Boot lever: Z20C13 hardened stainless steel Metal Hardness: 56-57 HRC Weight:~ 5.60 oz - 160gr
What is a Forged Bee? You can recognize a forged bee when you look just below it, where it meets the decorated spring. If you do not see any gaps, it's a good sign that the bee and spring were forged from the same piece of metal. You can also recognize a soldered bee by noticing a straight gap/ridge where the bee meets the spring.