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ok wine key
on June 9, 2013
works pretty well. what i do not like is how rounded the knuckle is (the one in the center, not the hinge-end or the open end on the other side.) it tends to slide off the top of the wine bottle during the first pull, which makes you have to push the knuckle in even more, adding unnecessary strain to the side of the cork.
another issue (not a biggie) is how the pointy end of the corkscrew stops on the outside of the screw, not in the middle like it should. if you place the corkscrew top in the dead center of the cork and screw it in, you're going to mess up the cork. you need to start somewhere outside the center of the cork, or you risk breaking it apart and getting pieces of cork in the wine.
i've been in the service industry for 10 years and used tons of difference wine keys. this one is ok once you know how to use it. definitely form over function though. it's really solid and really attractive.