Experience the luxury of a unique hand-made object.
This elegantly shaped corkscrew is hand made by the craftsmen of l'Artigiano Coltelli in Scarperia, Tuscany. Each of these one-of-a-kind tools epitomizes Italian style - a perfect combination of tradition and modernity.
The natural finish and the subtle grain in the Italian olive wood handle of the "Olivo Grande" against the satin stainless steel give this tool a clean, modern appearance. It is about 50% larger than an average corkscrew and weighted accordingly. It is impressive to hold, leaving no doubt of its high-quality construction and durability
I "found" my first pocket knife in my grandfather's "special" drawer amongst the silver dollars, pocket watches, and cuff links. It had a deer antler handle. When I showed it to him, he smiled and said "A pocket knife always comes in handy. Keep it sharp." That was my first knife. Now, I keep it in my "special" drawer. I have traded it for a wine tool, which always comes in handy. RM
The double-hinged fulcrum of the corkscrew allows a very clean extraction of the cork, even the longer ones. This system offers a substantial mechanical advantage over old-style single-hinged corkscrews. The serrated foil cutter blade shapes perfectly to cut the bottle’s foil with ease. A chevron detail along the spine of the corkscrew is a subtle detail that pays homage to the artistic tradition of the craftsmen of Scarperia. All metal parts are fabricated in satin stainless steel.
The combination of artistic detail and presentation of this highly functioning objet d’arte is sure to impress even the most well-traveled oenophile, making the Olivo Grande an ideal gift for the wine lover who thinks they have everything.
***Variations in pattern and color should be expected and are inherent to the nature of the natural products used in the fabrication of these fine instruments. Every tool is unique. This is a good thing.
***All natural elements of this item are obtained from certified sources as per the manufacturer's specifications. Items are imported in compliance with all applicable US and international regulations.