Corkscrews Just Became Cool: Last month I happened upon this phenomenal corkscrew after a doing a random search of Etsy.com, the online storefront for handmade and vintage goods. Hand forged from an actual railroad spike, it is the perfect low-tech combination of style and rawness. I was so taken with it that I immediately placed an order for four of them: three as holiday gifts and one for myself, engraved, appropriately enough, with “Drink Bravely”.
It is is made by “Hightower,” a doo-ragged, Michigan-based gentleman who clearly knows his way around an anvil. The corkscrew is $45 before shipping, a reasonable price to pay for a vinous instrument of such singularity and impressiveness. Built into it is also a lever that serves as a bottle opener. Hightower will engrave initials or a phrase onto it at no extra charge. Have corkscrews ever been this cool? Don’t think so! Check out the Etsy shop for more cool corkscrews.
It’s to imagine a cooler wedding, birthday, or Father’s Day gift for the wine inclined. Check it out here.