After an email exchange yesterday, a price was agreed upon for a simple direct pull corkscrew. And, normally I am not one to go crazy for direct pulls, but this one was particularly interesting.
It has a tusk (presumably boar) handle and a fancy shanked helix, but what was most intriguing, was that instead of some sort of sterling cap, the tusk looks to have an ivory cap/insert that was then carved.
The photos were a little poor, but I decided to throw caution to the wind, and go for it. I will provide better photos when it arrives in a couple of days.
More corkscrew news as it happens!