Forgive me if this has been covered exhaustively in the past and if it’s a waste of space on the forum but I’ve sustained an embarrassing number of injuries from the dull foil cutter on my wine key that I otherwise really like.
any suggestions for an ergonomic wine key with a really good foil cutter? I’m not gonna spend $100 on a pearl handled one with unicorn hairs inside. But I’m willing to spend a few extra $ to ensure my safety :) thanks!
I had a thread last year regarding inexpensive well made wine keys. A friend recommended Cartaillier Deluc. These will set you back $25-$40 but they are legit. they are all metal, look good, have a long and wide worm (many brands at this price point have short worms with a small diameter, which can result in broken corks), a well designed single lever design and a large blade that is available serrated and non serrated. I have both and I prefer the non serrated (which i took to a knife sharpener), but the serrated version does do a better job than your average cheap serrated wine key. They are made in France and I have been told that the worm is made by the same company that does Laguiole. I tried about 10 different brands before settling on this.