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Bottle Openers

Postby Mad Mac » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:04 pm

Now that the Company has come out with the ClipiTool Standard, it is my EDCBO (Every Day Carry Bottle Opener). Before that, I had the original ClipiTool bottle opener. In the interim, I managed to collect a few keychain bottle openers. Is anyone else a collector?

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The black bottle opener on the far left is made of some sort of polymer. Don't remember how I got it but the small slot in front is to lift pull tabs, the cogs in the round opening are for twist off caps and the large slot in the middle is to pry off caps.

The next one is aluminum and was given to me by Tecate at a beer tasting and has a tab lifting tool as well as the bottle opener.

The third one from the left is a CRKT Snailor, the tiniest bottle opener I've found so far. You have to sort of nibble off the caps.

The black Gerber Shard attempts to be a multi-tool. The thing it does best is stab your tender parts.

The last one is a Kershaw that was a bonus when I ordered a knife. It does not work very well either.

But in all fairness, everyone of them will get the cap off of a bottle of beer, and that is what really matters.

Finally, here is a bottle opener sent to me by the Beer of the Month Club. The round opening had me scratching my head until I ran into a beer with a muselet, the wire cage that holds a fat cork on a bottle of beer, wine or champagne. Remove the wire and it does a superb job of prying out the cork.

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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:32 am

I do not collect bottle openers but I do carry this clipitool almost everyday.

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Postby murphjd25 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 pm

Only bottle opener I have is the copper Rat Bastard. Pretty cool little piece.
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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby VashHash » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:04 am

I don't collect but I have a corter bottle hook that I use to hang my keys from my belt loop. It's also pretty good at opening bottles. I've always just used the spine/flat of a knife to open bottles. If it's a folder I leave it closed. If it's a fixed blade then I'm just careful.

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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby vivi » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:20 am

I've always used my folder to open beers. Cradle the closed knife in your fingers, hand half open, with the spine pointed up / away from your palm. Put the palm of your hand on the bottle top and wedge the spine of the closed knife under the cap. Squeeze like you're making a fist and it levers the cap off similar to the lighter method. Works like a charm.

Always have a Leatherman Micra as a back-up, but it's pretty cumbersome folding out the tool then prying off the cap with it. I have my folder back in my pocket before I find the right tool on a MT.

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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby Water Bug » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:25 pm

I don't collect bottle openers, but I do EDC them... I have an Imperial Boy Scout pocket knife with a slotted screwdriver/bottle opener blade, a Leatherman Super Tool 200 with a can opener/bottle opener blade, and a Leatherman Micra with a small slotted screwdriver/bottle opener blade.
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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby bryan123 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:42 pm

I never intended to collect bottle openers and seldom use the ones that I've accumulated

SAK Rover
SAK Cadet
SAK Super Tinker
Camillus 1967 Cub Scout Knife
Nite Ize Doohickey
Gerber Shard
LM PST
LM Micra
Promotional lobster shaped keychain bottle opener

So the next time I encounter a bottle that needs to be opened, which should I choose?
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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby spyderg » Fri May 04, 2018 7:49 pm

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got a few
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Postby Mad Mac » Fri May 04, 2018 9:37 pm

I think we have a winner!
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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby spyderg » Sun May 06, 2018 10:08 am

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Lol! Wasn’t trying to “win”. Just have a thing for caplifters on knives and multitools. So handy. How many times do we hear someone going on about knives not being prybars? Well a nice little prytool that can open my beer after a job well done just speaks to me. I had K’roo make me up my little overbuilt caplifter prytool that I call the “Chunky Drunk” and it’s always on me and gets used for so many tasks I won’t even bother listing them. The others I’ve just acquired for various reasons, the hat was a gift, I didn’t even know the belt buckle had one when I got it, one was my dad’s, the ring lifter was from when I used to tend bar...
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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby Mad Mac » Sun May 06, 2018 10:12 am

Thank you for sharing your collection.
1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby spyderg » Sun May 06, 2018 10:25 am

For sure, that’s part of why we’re here right? If anyone wants a closer pic or details of one let me know. Cheers!
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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby z4vdBt » Sun May 06, 2018 2:43 pm

I have a couple.

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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby spyderg » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:22 pm

Newest one for the collection, an Xmas gift.
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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby Mad Mac » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:43 pm

That Rough Rider knife has an interesting fluting treatment of the nail nicks.
1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby JD Spydo » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:17 pm

This is a rather interesting thread even though at face value it would look pretty ordinary. Because last week end I found a lot of really old Coca-Cola, Pabst Beer, Pearl Beer and Double Cola labeled bottle and can openers that were in my late dad's old stuff >> they are the classic ones that they used to call "Church Keys". But some of those antique bottle openers were quite interesting to look at. It does seem like a lot of these knife companies and tool companies are making a lot of novelty and modern type bottle openers.

You can find good bottle and can openers on most high end multi-tools and Swiss Army Knives,. With many of the older soft drinks coming back and many companies going back to the type of caps that need a bottle opener I can see why their popularity has risen again. Even the compact units that they use on key chains are getting more plentiful as well.

It's also interesting how a wide array of common tools are getting popular again,. That would be an option Spyderco could consider for any new folders coming out of the Salt Series.

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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:34 pm

Very cool thread and very neat bottle openers. Do you think a good combination set would be a bottle opener with can opener and mini pry bar and a Cold Steel Mini Tac Tanto with serrated edge, and, a Spyderco Native Salt, as a "universal tool set"?

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Postby Mad Mac » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:44 pm

The Spyderco ClipiTool Standard has a 3-inch blade, bottle opener wire stripper and large screwdriver tip and a can opener with small screwdriver.

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The Spyderco ClipiTool Rescue has a SpyderEdge sheepfoot, a cutting hook and a screwdriver.

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The Company could easily expand this platform to include more special tools or blades.
1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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Re: Bottle Openers

Postby flasharry » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:18 pm

Heh - this thread has brought back memories.. Where I grew up in rural Quebec, no bottle openerto hand was not an insurmountable issue.. all you needed was step or bench or table edge, place the edge of the cap along the edge of whatever, and hit the bottle firmly downwards cap would pop off.. Unless you were Mon Oncle Leo, who could open beer bottle with his teeth (WARNING DO NOT ATTEMPT!!! DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!!) (but then he was a semi pro wrestler, prone to showing off feats of strength)... Usually Friday nights was a "case of quarts' from the local depanneur (Labatt 50 was the beer of choice) the usually a party would develop in Mon Oncle Pat's kitchen cheese, sausages,. homemade bread, and then out would come the fiddle and guitars, and the applejack, and caribou (red wine mixed with Alocool) or someone's white lightning...
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