“Dictionary of Corkscrew Technique” and a “Classification
of Corkscrew Systems» in four languages has been created by Hans
can only recommend you to explore his website by typing www.tuerler.net.
is really the mechanical system that prevails because it authorizes,
in a quite simple way, to determine in which category your corkscrew
belongs (i.e. mechanical corkscrews with worm, single lever corkscrews,
side lever corkscrews…)
we can also take into account their purpose (decorative, work of art,
commercial support…) or also in regard of their dimension which
can be between 1,5cm and 50cm! We will proceed with a somewhat succinct
classification: from miniatures to giants, through mid-size and ordinary
corkscrews that we are commonly using.
possible way of classification is also to be taken into account: the
category of the corkscrew depends on the type of material used: wood
(rosewood, mahogany, wild cherry…) steel, brass, horn, silver,
pewter, bone, gold and many others…
don’t absolutely need to classify your corkscrews following their
category. Presenting your corkscrews in a heterogeneous way is often
very nice to look at.
up to you…