What is a Waiter’s Friend Corkscrew?

The waiter’s friend corkscrew is by far the most popular wine bottle opener, whether for home use or in a bar/restaurant.

The key features of this type of corkscrew is that it is lightweight, durable and strong.

It contains all the tools needed to open a bottle of wine including a foil cutter, a corkscrew, and an arm that extends to brace against the lip of the bottle for leverage when removing the cork. Plus it can easily fit into your pocket when folded!

Often called a sommelier knife it is a very popular type of corkscrew used in the hospitality industry.

It was conceived by the German Karl Wienke in 1882 and patented in Germany, England, and America.

Resources: Wikipedia Wineware.co.uk