Being men is this world, there are a few things we all have in common. Two of them being cool shit, and kicking back. What better way to kick back than with your favorite brew while at the lake, by the fire, or at the end of a long day doing shit for someone else? The only way this moment can be ruined is when you pull out a new craft brew, the cap doesn’t twist off, and no one can find a bottle opener. Sure you could attempt the lighter trick, maybe fold up a dollar bill and give that a go, or just be a man, take out your pocket knife, and open it! Whatever you do, please keep the bottle opener on the bottom of your sandals away from anything you want to drink.
Here are some of my favorite pocket knives with a bottle opener:
–DPx Heat Folder: I got lucky enough to land the limited edition model, but the regular is just as good. The knife itself is small, and with a deep pocket clip it is barely noticeable. It also features a small carbide glass breaker, and a notch on the spine of the blade to open a bottle. The frame lock is beefy, and guarantees the blade wont snap close on your hand while opening your brew.
–Swiss Army Knife Explorer: There are lots of models of the Swiss Army Knife but I prefer this one. In my opinion this is one of the best models for an urban man to carry. Of the 16 tools featured on this knife, a bottle opener is one of them. With this setup, you can get your brew open, and fix your grill before dinner. For a slightly smaller model with a bottle opener, check out the Camper.
–Leatherman Sidekick: Another multi tool making the list. The Leatherman has many uses in every day life, might as well add opening your brew to the list. The bottle opener is slightly less effective on this vs the others on the list due to it also being a can opener, but it still gets the job done. Not to mention, having 17 tools, including pliers, is always nice to have clipped in your pocket.
For more knives featuring bottle openers, check out this excerpt from Knife-Depot.com
First up is the Kershaw Shuffle. This inexpensive folder has a dedicated opener built into the back of the knife. Its blade is 2.38 inches and made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel. The Shuffle comes in a variety of colors to match up with your personality. This little knife is beloved by knife lovers of all types and acts as a great EDC.
The DPx Gear HEST is another great option. This fixed blade has a 3.13-inch blade and green canvas Micarta handle scales. The blade is 1095 high carbon steel, and a notch on the spine of the blade acts as a bottle opener.
As a matter of fact, a number of DPx Gear knives feature bottle openers. Unlike the HEST, the HEFT 4 Assault has a bottle opener built into the butt of the knife. It’s a fixed blade with an extended tang and G10 handle scales.
3. Gerber Epic
The Epic from Gerber is another fixed blade knife, only this one has a bottle opener integrated right into the handle. The blade is 3.45 inches long, and the knife itself is 7.3 inches long. The bottle opener actually gives the knife a little more length and a place for the back of your palm. It fits into a nylon sheath.
4. Buck Metro
More similar to a keychain tool than a fixed blade, the Buck Metro is a compact tool with a small blade and bottle opener.
The aluminum handle is available in a variety of colors, including black, blue, primrose, midnight, violet, jade, burnt orange, and more.
Yet another Kershaw on the list, the Funxion EMT features a unique design designed with rescue workers in mind. When closed, it looks like a typical folding Kershaw from a distance. Its 3-inch blade is made from 8Cr13MoV steel, but it has a separate swing-out section at the butt of the handle, which houses a screwdriver, hex wrench, and cap lifter.
It’s a cool little knife for those who want to be a hero both in disasters and at parties.
Spyderco isn’t known for its multitools, but it does have a number of interesting multitools in the ClipiTools. These tools have the standard and iconic leaf-shaped Spyderco blade with the Spydie hole (non-locking). But on the other side, there are secondary tools to help tackle other tasks. For the purposes of this article, we’re only focusing on the one with a bottle opener and screwdriver.
You can’t create a list of knives with bottle openers and leave out the ol’ Swiss Army knife. Instead of picking the traditional SwissChamp, I opted for the Victorinox One-Hand Trekker because it has a locking blade and single-handed opening. It’s not your grandfather’s Swiss Army knife, but it’ll open your beer just the same.
The Becker Necker is the ultimate neck knife. The whole piece is made from 1095 Cro-Van steel and comes with a redesigned sheath made from hard plastic. It has a locking tab and 550 cord. The great thing about neck knives is that you can customize them pretty easily.
What makes the Becker Necker a no-brainer addition to this list is an integrated bottle opener in the butt. It doesn’t look like one though because it also acts as a wire breaker.
9. Tactical Survival Hunting Knife
This massive fixed blade has a wicked sawback on the black-coated 7.25-inch blade. The ABS handle has a glass breaker, but the real kicker is the bottle opener at the base of the blade. It’s almost comical to whip out this 13.5-inch knife to open a couple of brewskies.
The Toucan from Boker Plus is a small and understated knife. The blade length is only an inch and the whole thing barely tops three inches. However, this small tool also has a few tricks up its sleeve, including a pry bar, nice grooves for gripping, and—of course—a bottle opener.