Wine keys

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!

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  • 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.


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