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!
Had to get some legit sommelier bling (joking) and got a code38 P-type light.... it was something in the ballpark of $170 with industry discount and shipping from AUS to USA.... super worth it! Its lightweight in my pockets just like the coutale and pulltaps were, only about a million times more reliable. I made the mistake of loaning it out one time and the person who used it had never worked with a single lever tool before..... needless to say, it came back with a bent helix but that was a quick and painless swap, and Jeff (the guy who makes these awesome tools) is always happy to send replacement parts. The knife is fantastic, and another thing I love about it is the single step lever- it makes you slow down and focus on bottle presentation and the guest interaction rather than hurriedly rippin through corks tableside and giving yourself early onset carpal tunnel..... when I can’t have my code38 on me I prefer the coutale sommelier edition
Love my Code 38... what a great investment
Which one do you have?
Even if the thread is about affordable wine keys, the discussion will inevitably end with owners of code 38s discussing how great they are lol
I never liked the code 38. Used a few services and not my cup of tea. I like chateau laguiole if you’re looking for something that’ll last. Otherwise the dulac is great.
Except for a dull blade that I'm not sure can be sharpened, this $9.99 wine key is my favorite.
I've been drooling over the wine keys from Santa Fe Stoneworks for a while. There's only one review on any of them, but it's a five star review that says "This is one great wine opener. Very sturdy and attractive. Works first time, every time." The blades look like they're not serrated, which is something I've been having a difficult time finding.https://santafestoneworks.com/search?q=waiter%27s+knife
While this may seem extreme, I've had good results keeping it sharp with the knife sharpener attachment on my Dremel. And the dremel has a million and one other uses besides.
Seconding Mr. Bihm on the Coutale series - have worked with a lot of different corkscrews and have come to feel that the QPR on the coutale is about the best there is...at least for me.