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 Post subject: Re: Waiter's Corkscrews
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:58 pm 
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I have the houdini, although I never knew it until now. It works great and is very sturdy. I see no reason it shouldn't last a few more decades. It's great with long corks, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Waiter's Corkscrews
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:44 am 
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been following this with interest. Chris' waiter's corkscrew is from his days as a waiter in the 80's. When that one goes, I don't know what we'll do. :shock:
Well, now I guess I do. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Waiter's Corkscrews
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:16 pm 
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Becky,

The Houdini is made of plastic. Is that a detriment to this corkscrew? Is the spiral grooved?

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Tim


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 Post subject: Re: Waiter's Corkscrews
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:23 pm 
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Then I guess I just have a metal one that looks like the houdini. The screw is not grooved.


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 Post subject: A Great Waiter's Corkscrew
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:04 am 
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HI,

I finally found a really nice corkscrew. It's small, sturdy, fast and $6.95.

This is the True Fabrications Black Professional Corkscrew

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This is a very short corkscrew; nevertheless cork removal is surprisingly easy. The worm is thin and teflon coated for easy insertion. The double hinge is sturdy and has a spring to keep it in position. (Pulltaps tend to jam and eventually break.) The knife is curved and serrated and does not slam onto your skin when closed.

I also purchased a fancy version with wood trim and a really sweet split steel screw. This set me back $8.75.

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You can also get nearly identical corkscrews with a Screwpull label for $23 and $30 respectively.

Tim


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 Post subject: Re: Waiter's Corkscrews
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:51 am 
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Paul Kierstead wrote:
I can't speak to the longevity, but a frend has a Laguiole (<-clicky) that is very beautiful and works like a dream. He doesn't drink enough wine to give a real workout. Heathen! We use a Trudeau, and it has lasted, but it is nothing special.


The Laguiole has a very good reputation and would last for years. My corkscrews are mostly waiters style giveaways from wine companies. I do have an estate table model. They work very well on any kind of cork.

Like many, I have never broken a corkscrew, and mine get a workout.


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 Post subject: Re: Waiter's Corkscrews
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:46 am 
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jimbo wrote:
Like many, I have never broken a corkscrew, and mine get a workout.

Wish I could say that. ;)

Amy


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 Post subject: Re: Waiter's Corkscrews
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Hhmmm,,, sometimes these are just toooo easy :!: :lol:
I'll pass. :oops: :twisted: :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Waiter's Corkscrews
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:06 pm 
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How about some commentary about the precious Corkcicle??

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It looks perfect for a polar bear!
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 Post subject: Re: Waiter's Corkscrews
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:59 pm 
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There are places to put that but into wine is not one of them :lol: :!:


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