Laguiole is a small town in southern France, best known for the folding pocket knives made there by local craftsmen, from the 18th century to the early 20th century. From the beginning, the knives have always featured wood and horn handles, and were treasured possessions of French farmers, soldiers and shepherds, often passed from generation to generation. From 1880, corkscrews were introduced into some of the knives, creating the original "waiter's friend".
Now manufactured in the nearby town of Thiers, Château Laguiole corkscrews are forged, stamped, flattened, hardened, honed and burnished to exacting standards and are fitted with inserts of horn or precious woods carved by master craftsmen. Finally, the decorative bee, Napoleon Bonaparte's symbol for industry, efficiency and productivity, is welded on.
Their beauty, function and unsurpassed quality have established Château Laguiole as the definitive brand of professional style wine openers available today. Indeed, many of the best sommeliers in the world use Château Laguiole corkscrews. This is surely a wedding gift that will be treasured for generations.
3 functions: Bottle opener, corkscrew and knife
Stainless steel & Aubrac white bull horn (which varies in colour from ivory to brown)