I want to gear up from my regular do the job corkscrew to a higher-top quality one, as they are a lifetime used
As I know the top ones in the market those days are Code38 and Chateau Laguiole with the Grand Cru series at the top.
Are there any other brands and manufacturers that are recommended?
I really like the Pulltaps Toledo. A little on the heavy side but looks great and works well. I have been using it for about 4 years without any problems.