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Item specifics

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Three (3) tools in one:

Multi-colored Stain Olivewood Handle Model

Easy to use and very portable:

Single hinge design

Includes wooden gift box:

Beautiful look weight and feel

Product Weight:

6 oz

Large bore worm screw:

Stainless steel construction

Wienke Product Code:


Folding pocket knife deisgn:

Measures 4-1/4 inches in the closed position

Country of Manufacture:


5 spiral corkscrew end:

Lid cutter and crown cap bottle opener


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Wienke™ Waiter's Friend Multicolored Stained Olivewood Handle Model
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Beautiful look, weight and feel

Large bore worm screw

Stainless steel construction

Multi-colored stain model

Measures 4-1/4" in the closed position

5 spiral corkscrew end

Foil knife

Quick bottle opener (crown cap lifter)

Includes wooden gift box

This handy product has many names including: Butler's Friend, Sommelier Knife, Waiter's Friend, Bartender's Friend, Captain's Knife and Wine Key. No matter what name is used, it is a very versatile wine bottle opener that looks like a pocketknife and is what one often sees a waiter use to open a bottle tableside.

Wienke's American patent (No. 283,731)

It was invented in 1882 by Karl Wienke of Rostock, Mecklenburg [Germany] who conceived of using a knife-like handle as a lever [for a corkscrew]. Wienke was granted a German patent (Lever Corkscrew Patent DRP 20815) on May 26, 1882, a British patent (Improvement in Lever Corkscrews No. 2,022) on April 20, 1883 and a French patent (No. 155314) on May 7, 1883. The patent drawing above illustrates Wienke’s American patent (No. 283,731) granted on August 21, 1883.

It is still the essential tool of sommeliers worldwide. The development of an articulated lever makes this model even easier to use as the cork is extracted, keeping it more upright and less likely to break.

Our quality models are descendants of the original Wienkeand we believe them to be the best value you will find on eBay. The curved ergonomic design of the handle sits comfortably in the hand. Optimized leverage supported by the weight of the utensil ensures easy extraction of corks and includes an incorporated foil knife and crown cap lifter.

BARWARE - Wienke Waiter's Friend Multicolored Stained Olivewood Handle Corkscrew

Our mulit-colored handle model is among the most unique on today's market.  This look is created through a time-consuming labor-intensive process of applying and removing various stains to achieve this unique multicolored effect.  Just as no two trees are alike, no two pieces of wood are alike. This natural occurrence results in the beautiful variations in grain and color.  No two Wienke™ Waiter's Friends are alike; each is its own unique and beautifully-crafted tool.

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Thank you for your interest in the Wienke™ Waiter's Friend and this Polk Street Depot eBay listing. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.



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What started as a handshake between our founders has now become one of the fastest growing global cigar accessory dealers.  Along the way we have developed a strong brand portfolio that represents the best names in the cigar industry.
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