I chose the partially serrated blade for this operation, feeling that the teeth might help provide the necessary traction.
WARNING- BEFORE READING ANY FURTHER WITH THIS, PLEASE BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL IF YOU EVER TRY IT!
Blades are sharp, and there is great potential for breaking your tool or injuring yourself badly. Take all the precautions you can, and if you try it, you are on your own- you can’t blame me because you tried something I talked about on the internet!
1) After removing the foil from the top of the bottle, carefully drive the blade into the cork. Go very slowly or you may drive the cork into the bottle. You don’t want that.
2) Once the blade is sunk almost all the way to the base, gently twist the tool to unseat the cork.
3) While you are twisting, slowly pull the blade out of the bottle, and the cork should come with it.
This may not work 100% of the time, but then, neither will a corkscrew- it’s the nature of a material like cork to behave differently depending on the consistency of the cork, how it is stored etc. It worked for us that time, on a synthetic cork, and we both enjoyed the fruit of the SOG PowerLock’s labor!
<Editorial Note> I'd like to apologize for my appearance above- normally I try to have as little nudity as possible in my photos, but we had literally just come out of the lake, and the cabin was hot!