Code38 P-Type Vintage
Latest Model. Code38 carved from a piece of Aluminium Bronze with black (PVD) Titanium coated components. It is an exceptional type of bronze used, for example, in ships propellers due to its strength. It will oxidize like Bronze getting darker and can be cleaned/brightened like Bronze. Aluminium Bronze is composed of 92% copper, 6% Aluminium, and 2% nickel (also known as Bronzital).
Each element is replaceable - screws can be tightened - the helix fulcrum/swing can be stiffened with tuning key. The helix is considered to be a consumable (replaceable at a cost). It is possible to bend it with excessive force and if the helix is not fully inserted into the cork. Always insert the helix fully into the cork. See image.
Thanks to careful R&D, the distance between lever and helix means that the cork is always pulled out straight and 2 steps are not needed. Sommeliers have reported reduced RSI.
> Helix - Conical tapered with black PVD Titanium treatment.
> Blade - 440C knife grade stainless steel with black Titanium coating treatment.
> Typical weight - 100 grams
> Length - 119mm