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Bottle openers really?

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by MarkNM, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. indigo_wolf

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    Limited time offer.... hurry and get yours now.

    Lighters, tables, etc. seem ... sort of like contingencies.

    I am fine with the bottle opener on my Swisstool and Micra. In both cases they share real estate with a screwdriver and nothing's really lost if I choose not too use them. I do find it sometimes amusing, sometimes annoying that so many prybars and similar tools somehow feel incomplete without grafting another bottle opener onto them.

    If I was looking for a standalone bottle opener, I would probably opt for the Ecko 1089432 Pyrex Bottle Opener. There's just something intangibly nostalgic about it, and it gets high marks for being pocket friendly (no poking or shredding).

    For something from the whimsical aisle, I am fond of the
    All of which carry the notation... "Cast From Disarmed Nuclear Weapon Systems" If nothing else, they make me smile.
    FWIW: I think
    1. Why does every pocket tool feel a dwarf star compulsion to include a bottle opener
    2. Do you EDC a bottle opener
    are two separate and distinct discussion topics.
    ATB,
    Sam
     
  2. Blair

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    I usually drink cans because I can fit a bunch of them in the pockets of my leather jacket...
     
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  3. indigo

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    When I drink a beer, it usually need a bottle opener to pop the cap. I find my micra or SAK work just fine for the task. I usually have my micra on me all the time, so it takes care of the job neatly. The micra is my favorite multi-tool and this is one of its main uses other than its excellent scissors. I'll leave the table thumping to you boys. :)
     
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  4. thwippa
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    I always have several bottle openers on me... but not by choice. I never have use for them; they just seem to be on tools. I'm not terribly put off by this, because they don't feel like they've been shoe-horned onto the tools I'm carrying.
     
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    I really like the bottle opener on my knife. This knife is cheap, tough, takes a good edge and I think the integrated bottle opener is a quite elegant part of the design. I do drink craft beers and always thought you should use the right tool for the job to open them.
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    This is one where I didn't like the added function. I ground the bottle opener off of my 763 becauseitI kept pinching the pad of my thumb while opening it.
     
  7. cmo
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    No pinch for me, the thumb stud works well for me on this knife.
     
  8. jimbogregs

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    This thread is making me thirsty for beer which isn't that great as I'm still in my jammies and it's 9.23am. I'll use my weevil to open my tin of tea and see whether that helps.
     
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    Most days I use each of these 2-3 times...
    Sent from my Nexus 4
     
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  10. Erasergirl

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    i've carried an antique church key on my car keys for about 30 years now...it doesn't get used as a bottle opener all that much...usually a prybar... basically i carry it from habit. cause a 80 year old church key is more interesting than a fob.
     
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  11. aaronu

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    I don't carry a lighter. Them's for sissies. If you need a fire, get your knife. Whip up some cordage out of plant fiber (or use a shoelace) and bow-drill yourself a fire. Or crack a couple of rocks and spark up some pocket lint.

    Speaking of fire, why own a flashlight at all? Braid up some dried vine and make yourself a torch. Sure it takes a bit longer but we ain't sissies!

    As a matter of fact, knives are pretty stupid. No one NEEDS one. If you can't flint-knapp your own, you ain't the real deal.

    Same for wristwatches or a compass. Just watch the sun, people.

    What are you drinking out of bottles for, anyway? Brew your own. Stir the wort with a hand carved spoon in a dished out rock over a hot fire and ferment it in a barrel you carved by hand with an obsidian knife. When you tap the keg, serve the brew in beer bladders made from guts and leather harvested from neighborhood stray animals (and the occasional pet). You can make some great duds out of cat hide. Stylish, too.

    So... what's all this EDC stuff? I say no one needs ANY of it. Tell you what. Send me all your Atwoods, Hinder knives and McGizmo lights. I'll take it on the chin so you guys can be REAL.

    And don't even get me STARTED on bottle openers.

    LOL...
     
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  12. ItsHardToKnow

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    i dont need a bottle opener at all, but there is one on my Brewzer leatherman.
    i wouldnt buy something because of it, but wont fault a tool just because it has one.
     
  13. indigo_wolf

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    Bah!!! Tooth & nail or bust. Good enough for raptors and felines.

    Mandatory drum circle under the full moon at midnight.

    ATB,
    Sam
     
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    You sir.....are a member I need to be acquainted. Like your style.
     
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    Could not agree more.
     
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    You sir ....are my Oracle.
     
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    Horses for courses.

    Sure there are other ways to open a bottle. Even twist-offs can be balky, nothing like a proper tool to pop one off.

    But I don't smoke, so I don't carry a lighter; I won't risk buggering up a knife to pop a brew; and if you use my counter or tabletop to open your beer, it'll be the last one you ever drink in my home.

    At home, I have a standard bar-issue opener, can't get any easier. Offsite I have an Ill Gear titanium pry bar / hex wrench / bottle opener that weighs almost nothing, and looks cool too. When I weigh the pros and cons, it's worth hanging on the keychain, most of the time. YMMV
     
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  18. KnifeTex

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    I can't see my arthritic dad crackin' open a brewski with a BIC lighter. There's a certain phrase that's been around since the beginning of time- "the right tool for the job". I don't see the point of people collecting spoons with all the States' names on them, but I always say live and let live.
     
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  19. KnifeTex

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    Besides. How cool is this?

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  20. willydigger

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    AWESOME! A beer opener picture thread! :D
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    See, I have the hammer. :oops::cool: