Handmade at the forge, in Laguiole
Complete control of the production, craftsmen know-how, high quality standards and History are Forge de Laguiole source of fame and signature appreciated by all connoisseurs.
All Forge de Laguiole corkscrews are handmade at the smithy (forge), assembled and polished by the same dedicated craftsman. Those sommelier knives are made of the extremely high-quality French T12 stainless steel, forged in-house by their blacksmiths, which makes them extremely resistant hence can withstand intensive use for wine professionals and amateurs alike. The forge is truly located in the village of Laguiole, France, which gave birth in the XIXth century to the world-famous knives.
The bee is forged in one piece with the spring and most Forge de Laguiole corkscrews feature the traditional shepherd's cross on the handle. The legend tells that shepherds used to plant the blade of their knife in their bread. As the knife stood up vertically it made the shape of a cross with the bread, which provided them with a focus for their prayer.
The conical spiral, with 5 turns, optimizes the functionality, especially for the delicate corks of the finest vintage wines, while the blade is non-serrated to achieve a clean cut and provide ease of sharpening. It also doubles as a bottle cap opener.
Satin or Shiny finish: Forge de Laguiole precious wood handles offer the choice of satin (matte) or high polish (shiny) finish for their metal parts (bolsters, screw, spring, bee, blade...)
Horn or Bone handles come with a shiny finish only, at the exception of the traditional Aubrac cow horn handle, which is assembled with matte stainless steel only.
This handle material: Thuya wood (Thuya plicata) harvested in Morocco. A magnificent wood which draws its resources from the Mount Atlas and gain maturity over many decades, Thuya was already praised by Romans and Greeks for its deeps color and fascinating grain.
Brand: Forge de Laguiole
We Recommend: do not wash with water or in the dishwasher: Forge de Laguiole corkscrews handles are made of noble woods or horns. Water will damage them. From time to time, you can nourish wooden handles with beeswax or a mineral oil.
Package: Corkscrew + Leather pouch + Certificate + Gift box
Warranty: Forge de Laguiole corkscrews and knives are guaranteed against manufacturing defects without duration with one of the best after sales care and repairing service. Read more details about Forge de Laguiole warranty in our Q&A (what's covered, what's not, repairing process...).
Specifications: length folded 12 cm; blade 4 cm; weight 85 gr