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Bottle openers obsolete?

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by jaime_lion, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. hexenjager

    hexenjager Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    And unlike philosophy 206, that's likely to be valuable knowledge as he goes forward in life. :D
  2. arizonaranchman


    Jan 1, 2012
    I love having the bottle opener on my Pioneer and Farmer.
  3. Deinos

    Deinos Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    Mostly a liquor guy, but most of the beers I drink do not have a screw cap and I seldom drink beer by the can. So, still useful as hell!
  4. Shanks4300

    Shanks4300 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2015
    Bottle opener might be my most used accessory on my sak.
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  5. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    We used to need a cap lifter to open the cans.

    Van Merritt and Grain Belt were pretty awful, Rainier Ale was pretty good.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2017
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  6. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    In addition to using the large screwdriver feature, I mainly use the bottle opener on my SAK Pioneer to open cardboad containers containing cereal or other foods, without damaging the box. It makes a nice, light-duty prying tool.

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  7. ToneGrail


    Aug 4, 2006
    As a connoisseur of fine beers, its hands down the most used tool on my SAK along with the scissors.
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  8. Stelth


    Jul 15, 2007
    About the only beer I drink with a twist-off is Yuengling, all the rest require a cap lifter.
  9. Pr3inar


    Oct 17, 2015
    I have seen twist-offs once in 30 years, so yes, I think it's an american thing..
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  10. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    It is a cheap American thing it is what American piss water comes in and I won't drink it unless I really crave beer and that is all they have.
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  11. The-Stig


    Jul 7, 2012
    I use my SAK bottle opener all the time for beer and Mexican sodas. Most of the stuff I drink isn't twist off.
  12. orca8589

    orca8589 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    ^This. Pretty much anything I drink is out of a bottle. I have a collection of antique "church keys" in my tool box, and my Gerber Shard or my SAK are backup to those. I rarely drink soda, and when I do, it's usually the Mexican Imports, and all of them are lift-caps. High Fructose Corn Syrup is banned in Mexico, so the imported Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Sprite, etc. are made with sugar syrup, the way it should be.

    I only drink two kinds/brands of beer; Anchor Steam if it's a lager or Rolling Rock if it's an ale. Both of those are lift caps as well.

    I use a church key or cap lifter several times a month, more often in the summer.

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2017
  13. deltaboy


    Jul 6, 2014
    No way we use them for Mexican soda pop in glass bottles!
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  14. Steve6387


    Jul 1, 2013
    I use mine regularly. Mostly on craft beers.

    Also, I am surprised at how much use the corkscrew on my spartan gets.
  15. lessershoe

    lessershoe Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 4, 2017
    Mexican Coke with taco in the morning is heavenly.

    +1 on using the bottle opener. 22oz bombers won't open themselves.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2017
  16. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    Jul 4, 2017
    Used the combo tool on my Vic Walker tonight to open a couple for my wife and me to go with her home-made pizza! (Hers was a twist-off but mine was not and I used the combo tool / bottle opener on both of them.) Definitely not obsolete! :D

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