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.
Handle Material: Stainless Steel needle/studs inlay - Horn Tip from domestic cattle. The tip of the horn is the hardest and most durable, Inferior horn handles are made from the bottom of the horn which will warp with time. 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.