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
It looks more like a high end gaming mouse than a bottle opener, but make no mistake — the Discommon Bottle Opener is a dead serious beer decapitating tool. Its avant-garde design is attained thanks to a meticulous hand chiseled machined aerospace-grade aluminum body that comes in either Gotham Black or Satin Champagne and sits well in the hand. A chamfered coin on its underside acts as the opener, and also as an outlet for Discommon to feature advanced materials like limited edition Damascus steel. It’s an opener you definitely won’t want to hide in a drawer.
Learn more at Discommon – $140
Perhaps you don’t eat oysters often enough to justify a dedicated shucker. Or perhaps you do, and guzzle down beer constantly while doing so. Either way the Brew Shucker handles both tasks admirably. Made of high-carbon stainless steel, the knife boasts an ergonomic curved handle and effortlessly pries apart oyster shells as well as bottle tops. Plus, it can also be used to split open other crustacean shells such as those on lobster, crab, and shrimp.
Find it at Williams-Sonoma – $30