More than just adorned with a clean design, Nicholai Wigg Hansen’s BOB Multi Opener tackles various opening jobs. It’ll of course crack open standard bottle caps on beer and soda but also works for ring pulls, vacuumed lids, screw tops, and standard beverage cans, sparing your nails and/or skin. It’s made of robust solid aluminum and comes in a few colors, though you’ll have to work hard to get ahold of anything other than black, the only variant stocked by MoMA’s shop.
It blends in on a pair of slacks or coupled to a suit. It’s when it comes off that Slide’s Survival Belt really shines. The buckle is not unlike a Swiss Army knife, revealing a bottle opener, titanium nitride coated AUS-8 stainless steel blade, and an LED flashlight. Both the nylon fiber unibody buckle and strap are durable, resisting water, frost, abrasion, and long exposure to UV light. And best of all, like all of Slides belts, there aren’t holes along the strap, granting a greater degree of adjustability thanks to their notch system which slides along and locks in wherever. Available in black, desert tan, olive drab, and brown.
Learn more at Slide Belts – $180
Remember the Tactica One? If its high tech polymer didn’t quite tickle your fancy you’ll be glad to know that they’re back with the Tactica One Pro bottle opener. Though every curve and line is identical to the original, the Pro is instead made of stainless steel and finished with sandblasting in either raw or matte black. It’s four times heftier than the original’s 20 grams and pops open bottles just as cleanly.
Learn more at Tactica Gear – roughly $36
Having also designed the PiCO, Pangea Designs’ is no stranger to making bottle openers. Their latest, the Beertop Delta, is as much a top popper as it is a spinning top. Each is made of a CNC waterjet cut titanium triangular frame in a variety of colors that sits around a press-fit steel ball bearing and boasts three bottle openers around its sides. It’s small enough for keychain carry and interesting enough to spin about even when you’re not knocking back cold ones.
Learn more at Kickstarter – $50+
Thanks to its circular design No. 30’s Ganbei Bottle Opener can crack open bottles from any angle. And thanks to its stone-like texture and shape you’d never know it until picking one up. The hefty Ganbei — whose name translates to “cheers!” in both Japanese and Chinese — is built of a matte finished zinc alloy and fitted with a stainless steel ring on its underside that acts as a catch for bottle caps. Its heft also means that it’ll function nicely as a paper weight.
Learn more at Ode To Things – $65
It might be a little too early in the year to talk about gardening, but prepare nonetheless with Fred & Friends Beer Gardener Trowel. It’s designed to give you a little more incentive to get your hands dirty thanks to a built-in bottle opener at the base of the stainless steel trowel’s blade, cracking open cold ones in between planting without you needing to swap to a different tool. Drinking Hoegaarden while working on the garden is particularly on-point.
Like PuckOpener but for baseball diehards, Buffalo BottleCraft’s BaseballOpener is what it sounds like: a baseball with an integrated bottle opener. Each is made using a genuine leather baseball that’s first cut in half, partially cored, and bolted to a stainless steel opener plate that makes quick work of bottle caps. It’s magnetic so it’ll stick to your fridge and also uses the same magnets to catch the cap, keeping errant (and sharp) metal from dropping on your floors and sticking your foot.
Hit up Buffalo BottleCraft for details – $16
If you’re tired of opening your bottles with an opener that’s functional but not cool looking then the Shark Jaw Bottle Opener is for you. This heavy metal, gold finished cap ripper utilizes a shark tooth design to get you into your favorite beverage post haste. It’ll also spare your own teeth some pricy dental work. With Shark Jaw, you’re going to need a bigger boat.
Find it at Cool Material’s Shop – $10