Waiter's knife

identifier

ID 926

morphology

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 92.0069 L=15cm WD=4,5cm WT=100gr. Inscription: Champagne Laurent Perrier.

holotype

MOT V 93.0495 L=8cm WD=7,5cm WT=50gr. Inscription: THEOPHILE ROEDERER & C° REIMS MAISON FONDEE EN 1864.

holotype

MOT V 97.0154 L=14,5cm WD=4cm WT=120gr. Inscription: Bargeon France Grands Vins P.A. André.

holotype

MOT V 2003.0666 a-c3 L=15,5cm WD=6cm H=2cm WT=134gr. Inscription: Euro Pull PAT & PAT PEND.

holotype

MOT V Dv 1228 L=11cm WD=2,5cm WT=60gr. Inscription: Champagne La Maréchal Ruinart père et fils.

alias

waiter's wine opener (syn.) (BRIDGE & TIBBETTS: 94)

alias

wine waiter corkscrew (syn.)
description

Composite tool typically chosen by the professional wine waiter to uncork bottles.

It consists of a corkscrew and a knife that can be folded out. Sometimes there is also a bottle opener that also serves as a support point for the lever. It then rests on the neck of the bottle when the cork is pulled. The neck lead can be cut with the knife. A curious model contains a folding lever (1).

A newer model works with a rack and spiral. There is also a retractable blade to cut the neck lead.

See also the pocket knife. [MOT]

(1) WATNEY & BABBIDGE: 71, fig. 62.