This is a professional Bartender's and Waiter's Tool, and also a must for wine lover at home. Sturdy & Hardened Stainless steel Corkscrew, Leverage Arm and Bottle foil Cutter/Cap Lifter are compactly folded into solid Nickell silver Handle with Exotic wooden inlays of Maple Burl, Cocobolo, Ebonywood or Japanese Tagayasan wood with Brass liners.
Japanese Best Sommelier Knife Maker Athro’s high-grade hand-made Sommelier knife collections are being available following handle version that you can choose from.
4-5/8" (120mm) S-shape hand polished and rounded handle, and weight 100g.
I have been thinking of getting a fancy wine opener and have been eyeing a Laguiole corkscrew. I accidentally find at JCK these corkscrews and bought two - one with a plain blade and one with a Damascus blade. They are better in workmanship than the Laguiole and have better blades, especially the Damascus one. The plane blade version is serrated and the Damascus version has a smooth edge. Both get the jobs done. The corkscrew and the lever work well they are quite big and needed large knife cases. I can now open wine bottles like a sommelier :-)
I like having a high quality simple bottle opener that will last as opposed to the large “rabbit” designed machines that may look nice but take up unnecessary space and break with use. This Sommelier knife is built to last and has an understated but sophisticated look. Warning: the knife part is longer than on most similar products. If you’re used to using other bottle openers, you may inadvertently cut yourself when folding the blade back in. Don’t start closing it one-handed until you’ve familiarized yourself with the design.
Very impressive quality; much sturdier than competing products in US kitchenware vendor sites. I have been admiring these for a long time and only regret not ordering one from Koki ten years earlier.
This was a gift for my daughter who works in the food and beverage industry and is somewhat of a wine collector and connoisseur herself ...she absolutely loves it !!
OK, everyone already has a wine knife, or three, if they drink fine wine, so what function does this one serve? Since I bought one of these, over a year ago, its the only one I've used: its the look and feel that make it such a joy to use. It hasn't let me down yet, even with old corks. I've just bought another for a good friend who admired the one I have.