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?
A good ole standard-issue Pulltaps has never steered me wrongexcept in cases of old wines. I'll check out the Code 38 for a Christmas list though :)