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It’s occurred to me recently how enormously impressive is the range in design of corkscrews.

I managed for years with a conventional one; one-pieced with a T-bar, as I still have on my penknife.

But now I may choose between those with a collar and side-arms, those which lever on the bottle’s neck or even those which inject gas to pop the cork out.  There’s the Raymond Blanc, the rechargeable NScessity, the self-pulling Eva Solo (I like the sound of her), the OXO Good Grips, Brabantia or Le Creuset.

How gratifying that such tireless research has gone into pioneering new designs for corkscrews rather than, say, finding a cure for cancer.




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John Coopey

Wed 19th Jan 2022 00:12

I knew her, Stephen, when she knocked around with her pals, the Norfolk Broads and the Dodworth Turn-Off.

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Stephen Atkinson

Tue 18th Jan 2022 22:32

Yes, I think I'll try the self pulling Eva Solo, John, she sounds like a good corkscrew...the mind boggles 🍾

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John Coopey

Tue 18th Jan 2022 19:46

I have a small Swiss Army knife on my key ring, MC. It’s amazing the number of times someone wants to borrow it while I’m out.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 18th Jan 2022 17:07

Simple (except in mentality!) is best. Safety pin/clothes peg/ paper clip.....just to mention a few that come to mind. I have a
small selection of penknives acquired over the years, one of
which is neat enough to fit into my key case. Trust's a
reassuring presence! .

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John Coopey

Tue 18th Jan 2022 09:24

He might well be a scoutmaster, Leon.
And thanks for the Likes, Holden and Stephen.

<Deleted User> (30611)

Tue 18th Jan 2022 07:48

Never trust a man with a penknife.

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