Santa Fe Stoneworks Waiter's Knife
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco

Renowned for its handmade stone and fossil-inlaid pocket knives, New Mexico-based Santa Fe Stoneworks also happens to make waiter's corkscrews. Unlike standard checkout counter plastic and chromed steel jobbies, Santa Fe's knives are made of tough tempered steel that won't flex or bend, and have an actual blade that can be resharpened should it dull.

Each knife is hand inlaid on one side with a range of precious stones and other ancient materials – for $30 extra you can go double-sided. Our favorite pairing is this red jasper stone version but other materials include turquoise, malachite, and azurite among others, along with mother-of-pearl and coral accents. Since Mother Nature provides the materials it's possible the stones can chip, so Santa Fe will repair any should you get a little too aggressive with a feisty 2009 Napanook. [$60;]