EXPERIENCE THE LUXURY OF A 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 Piccolo" set against the satin stainless steel give this tool a clean, modern appearance. The finish will evolve with use as it interacts with the oils in your skin and, inevitably, wine that strays from its desired path.
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. All metal parts are fabricated in satin stainless steel.
The "Olivo Piccolo" is about half as large as the Olivo Grande, a perfect size and weight to fit in a coat or pant pocket. The unique ergonomic shape of the tool is comfortable in the hand and the precise mechanism leaves no doubt of its high-quality construction and durability.
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 Bue 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.