I have to step up and add to the discussion on these since I have a few very minor issues with this (as can be read on the previous woot of these items).
First of all, I would like to start off by saying this a very nice, heafty, well-made corkscrew that should last a very long time. It is nice, however I would never pay the Amazon price someone above noted, or even the $56 someone noted from Ebay. This is however a good price on a $35-40 corkscrew.
Now onto the two issues I had with mine:
1) The case is junk. It is very aesthetically pleasing, but it is not made well. When opening the case it makes a very loud squeak/squealing noise. It is almost as if the hinge is not straight or separated enough and it just grinds as you open it. I have not yet tried to see if any type of lubrication eliminates this noise, but it isn't something that I should have to worry about the minute I receive the product. The hinges are also not fastened into the case in any way, they pull out very easily. There is simply a small slot cut into each piece of the case and the hinge is slid in, not glued, not fastened, nothing.
2) Mine arrive with several small dings in the wood on one side of the handle (3 or 4 of them). From any distance they aren't really noticeable, but they are very noticeable to anyone who would be holding it. What I was not aware of, and learned from a previous post here (if it is true), is that the rivets are in the handle are hand-set. If this is true, it is likely the cause of the dents I am seeing in the wood, as it looks as if it was struck several times with an object.
Neither of these were big enough of issues for me send an email to customer service to request a refund, I just wanted to inform people who are looking to purchase this item. It is definitely worth $20 bucks and as noted, the case looks great but had design flaws.
With all of this being said, I am still considering picking up another one or two, either to keep or as gifts.
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R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013