An alternative that we like to keep in hand that allows us to remove fragile corks easily and quickly.
And using it couldn't be easier. Simply slip the longer end of the Ah-So (Butler's Thief) between the cork and the bottle.
Carefully slide the shorter end on the other side.
Using a back and forth motion you can easily slide the prongs into the bottle. Once in, simply twist and pull to remove the cork. You have gotten access to your wine without even damaging the cork. Hence the name - Butler's Thief