Originally Posted by kwilkinson
My Dad's Laguiole corkscrew is absolutely gorgeous, but does not open wine 27 times better than my $5 pulltab. Regardless, I love looking at it.
To reach the maximum is always much more inefficient (i.e. expensive, time-consuming etc.) than to reach mediocrity. It's the way of life. There's a word for it I have forgotten but I'm sure some of the clever people around here know it.
Hm. Laguiole production is pretty bland. However, if they feel and look good, they might still be decent. More likely though they aren't.
It's funny. There are like 20 stores in the small town that Laguiole is that sell Laguiole knifes. They range from like 10$ to 200$ per "normal" knive and up to a few grand for special/limited editions that are antique, use very rare wood, horn (?) or so.
And FWIW, "Forge de Laguiole" is just one of the better producers. I recommend them because they have great service. You can observe all the steps of the production of their knifes during their opening times. Must see if you're in Laguiole.Edited by b1os - 3/22/12 at 7:35pm