I have never been good with pocket corkscrews. More broken corks than I can recall. This one worked as it said it would, and it’s comfortable in your hand. My only negative, if I had ordered this as a gift, the gift would have been ruined because after getting jostled around in the packing box, the box/package the wine corkscrew was in was completely destroyed. Bent, torn, the supports inside released from the package, etc. Since I purchased this for myself, it didn’t matter, however, now I don’t have a box to keep it in. I plan to use this for traveling. Easy to pack or stash in small places.