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Offline Biru

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Bottle Openers
on: October 13, 2007, 08:01:51 PM
Bit of light speculation here:

Does anyone here, beside yours truly, find the bottle openers which seem to be a standard feature on almost every multitool to be useless? I haven't taken a drink from a bottle which uses a pop-off cap in years. I wish they'd use that space for something like a chisel, miniature Phillips or cheese grater. Just wondering.

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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #1 on: October 13, 2007, 08:15:19 PM
I agree for the most part. It helps when it's a combo vesions so that at least it has a second function. LM's also put a kinda-usefull wire stripper, and the sharp tip works for a make-shift awl on the tools that don't have them. (Luke's broken record says: KF4's don't have one...) The crazy thing is that now-days most bottles have twisty caps and a lot of cans have pull tabs, so it kinda makes the tools not very useful except for in the ocasional pinch.

Now the other side of the story... I got married in Jan. 2005 and I hadn't started carrying a MT yet. In our wedding cerimony my wife and I had comunion after the vows. Unfortunately the person who was supposed to open the wine (or juice, I forget) hadn't. I gave it a good twist hoping it was a twisty: it wasn't and it didn't open and I ripped my hand up a bit ::) Needless to say, we just ate the bread... Now I would at least have my P4 on me which would have fixed that problem in a second. Anyhow, I learned my lesson and I don't complain to loudly about having a bottle opener even when I don't expect to need it :D


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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #2 on: October 13, 2007, 08:30:25 PM
Neat story. One website, the name of which I can't recall, had stories of Leatherman tools saving the day. One was a mother saving a trapped child, another a Green Beret medic using a Wave to perform field surgery. Yours could've have been titled "How a Leatherman could have saved my Communion!"

I was trying to figure out how I could modify my bottle openers into something useful. I though perhaps cutting the lower lip off and using the opener as a quasi-box knife or hookbill blade of some sort.

Thanks for the reply, Bill.


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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #3 on: October 13, 2007, 08:46:12 PM
Yeah, it could have been a good "my LM saved my wedding" story, but...
Anyhow, I don't know if you do any electric work or not, but for home wiring the combo tool on the LM's is almost a perfect tool. If you could sharpen the tip and cutting edge just a little bit, you could use it rip and slice the outer sheathing off of the wires. As it is it works on some wire, but not all. Then it has the wire stripper which works OK after you have some practice. The shape of the hook can also put a nice loop in the wire for hooking up to the device. So with one tool you've gone from sheathed wire to being ready to device.


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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #4 on: October 13, 2007, 09:16:24 PM
As a beer drinker  :cheers: I use the caplifter quite a bit . Most of the bottled beer in the UK still needs a bottle opener .

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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #5 on: October 13, 2007, 09:27:15 PM
The one on the sak's double's up as a handy wire stripper, but I have used it as a light pry bar too :o
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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #6 on: October 13, 2007, 10:25:05 PM
Go to www.sosakonline.com, go into the gallery (link at the top) and search for beer or bottle and you'll see that it's not wasted on me!

Like many other tools, it's a lifesaving one when you need it.  I am reminded of an old Married With Children episode in which Al and Jefferson, hot and tired, each buy bottles of Coke from the locals in the small town they are visiting.  $.05/bottle.  They spend the next few minutes making fun of the rubes until they realize they have no way of opening the bottle, look at the "rube" who is offering to "rent" hit bottle opener for $5.  Al pays the man, gets his bottle open, and Jefferson looks smug as he pulls out a Swiss Army Knife and pops his own open for free.

It may have been a comedy, but if you should ever find yourself off the beaten path, and have the chance to try something different (or the same- Coca Cola is still available in the old glass bottles)  it could make or ruin your day.

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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #7 on: October 13, 2007, 10:38:31 PM
Great post Def   ;D

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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #8 on: October 13, 2007, 10:40:33 PM
As a beer drinker  :cheers: I use the caplifter quite a bit . Most of the bottled beer in the UK still needs a bottle opener .

Dunc

Newcastle drinker here...Every night I choose a diffrent multi/SAK to open my bottle with :multi:

I can't remember the last time I had a twist off ???
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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #9 on: October 13, 2007, 10:43:49 PM
Yeah bottle openers are quite useful herein the UK where just about all beer bottles need one.

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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #10 on: October 13, 2007, 10:46:13 PM
Yeah bottle openers are quite useful herein the UK where just about all beer bottles need one.

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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #11 on: October 13, 2007, 11:28:13 PM

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Well done mate  :D

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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #12 on: October 14, 2007, 12:17:48 AM
I have to say, mine gets used very often.

That's when I am lucky to actually own some beer.  :(
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Reply #13 on: October 14, 2007, 03:16:24 AM
I have to say, mine gets used very often.

That's when I am lucky to actually own some beer.  :(

You get to own beer?  I only rent mine  ;D
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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #14 on: October 15, 2007, 02:41:12 AM
Use mine on a steady basis in the weekend rounds. BUT I have found I have to open the Cores handles to utilise the opener. :ahhh
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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #15 on: October 15, 2007, 08:36:37 PM
Usually when I get a new multitool, I sharpen the can/bottle opener immediately. It makes for a great second blade (or in my case with the Surge, a third blade)! I use my multi to cut open packages alot, and hate getting that tape gunk/residue all over my main blade. But for some reason, I don't mind it on my opener. Plus, it still works great on cans and bottles.


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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #16 on: October 15, 2007, 10:46:25 PM
That's not a bad idea mate, any chance of a picture ???
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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #17 on: October 16, 2007, 05:45:23 PM
Sorry... I don't know how to post pics.


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Reply #18 on: October 16, 2007, 05:51:11 PM
Sorry... I don't know how to post pics.
If you have a look here there's a tutorial on how to...

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,2306.0.html

Either way it's a cool idea mate :) :)
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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #19 on: October 16, 2007, 08:43:10 PM
Thanks for the tutorial.. I don't have a picture, but it looks exactly like the regular opener, just sharp on the opening/cutting edge.




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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #22 on: June 30, 2008, 10:26:57 PM
But your buying a Mr Strider product ::)
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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #23 on: June 30, 2008, 10:35:11 PM
As a world class booze bag I amke regular use of the bottle opener on my SAK and leatherman.My ST has been gifted to a close friend


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Reply #24 on: June 30, 2008, 10:37:11 PM
You've given away your Swisstool :o, should I be checking the post if you've given it to your only friend :mail: :D :D
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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #25 on: June 30, 2008, 10:38:07 PM
But your buying a Mr Strider product ::)

Exactly!  :D
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Reply #26 on: June 30, 2008, 10:39:22 PM
But your buying a Mr Strider product ::)

Exactly!  :D
Well I'm steering well clear of this one, engage in Strider bashing at you peril  :D
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Reply #27 on: June 30, 2008, 10:41:28 PM
But your buying a Mr Strider product ::)

Exactly!  :D
Well I'm steering well clear of this one, engage in Strider bashing at you peril  :D

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Reply #28 on: June 30, 2008, 10:43:06 PM
I got banned from Blade Forums years back for having the audacity to venture an opinion about Striders ::)
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Re: Bottle Openers
Reply #29 on: June 30, 2008, 10:45:08 PM
You've given away your Swisstool :o, should I be checking the post if you've given it to your only friend :mail: :D :D
Thot of you handsome but this lass saved my boy from attending his grandfathers funeral and she is a practical type who would make good use of it


 

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