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The 13 Best Bottle Openers for EDC in 2021

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The 13 Best Bottle Openers for EDC in 2021

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One of the easiest ways to add a bit more functionality to your EDC is by integrating a bottle opener in your daily kit. You can find them on multi-tools, keychains, knives, and even some wallets. But because of how common they are, they don't get the attention they deserve. The truth is there are so many interesting and fun ways to integrate a bottle opener into your everyday carry. And even if you don't drink often, they're great to have at parties (when we get to have them again). If you don't EDC one already, or if you feel like upgrading the old rusting one in your kitchen drawer, we've rounded up 13 of our favorite bottle openers below.


The Best Bottle Openers for EDC


Gerber

Gerber Prybrid X Bottle Opener

Purchase
Key Features
Tool-less #11 craft blade replacement
Pry tool and flat head drivers
Includes 550 paracord lanyard
Specifications
Length
4"
Weight
2.72 oz
Materials
Stainless steel
EDC Rating


Price
$
If you open up a lot of cardboard boxes and packaging everyday, having a trusty utility blade on hand is pretty important. And it’s even better when the utility knife you pick also performs other essential EDC tasks, like prying things open, and of course, opening bottles. The Gerber Prybrid X is the smaller of two new utility knives they’ve put out this year, and this one uses a smaller standard craft blade for fine cuts. The tool also includes 550 paracord for retention, but you can take it off in a pinch for its myriad of uses.
TI-EDC

TI-EDC Titanium Bottle Opener

Purchase
Key Features
One-piece construction
Easy-to-use
Super compact
Specifications
Length
3.7“
Weight
1.6 oz
Materials
Titanium
EDC Rating


Price
$
If you’re tired of small EDC bottle openers that take more than one try to take off a beer bottle cap, you might want this compact standard-style D-ring bottle opener made by TI-EDC. Its design offers one-motion cracking open of the drink of your choice, and its durable titanium construction will last you beyond a single party without cracking or corroding in the process.
Griffin

Griffin Pocket Tool Mini Bottle Opener

Purchase
Key Features
One-piece keychain design
Wrenches, pry bar, screwdriver
Pocket clip
Specifications
Length
2.0“
Weight
0.3 oz
Materials
Titanium
EDC Rating


Price
$
This update to the classic EDC-favorite Griffin Pocket Tool Mini sizes things down to just 2" long while still providing you hex wrenches, a mini pry tool, a flathead driver, and most importantly, a bottle opener on the side. Aside from the standard bare titanium colorway, you can pick up the GPT Mini in other variations such as blue, green, pink, and bronze.
Pangea

Pangea Designs PiCO Bottle Opener

Purchase
Key Features
Small footprint
Uses keyring for leverage
Low-bulk keychain
Specifications
Length
1“
Weight
0.03 oz
Materials
Titanium
EDC Rating


Just released
Price
$
The keychain is where most people’s bottle openers tend to stay. Unfortunately, the typical keychain bottle opener is a big and bulky deal that makes even less sense if you’ve slimmed down your ensemble with something like a key organizer. At the bare minimum, all you need is a bit of a lever to crack a bottle open, and the Pangea Designs PiCO keychain bottle opener provides just that: a small, lightweight, and durable titanium lever that you actuate with the key ring to lift a bottlecap out of its place.
CRKT

CRKT Pry Cutter Bottle Opener Tool

Purchase
Key Features
7 tools
Hex bit holder
Rotary utility cutter
Specifications
Length
2.61“
Weight
1.0 oz
Materials
Stainless steel
EDC Rating


Just released
Price
$
CRKT’s Pry Cutter was designed in collaboration with Joe Wu and it features a bottle opener that also functions as a driver for the hex bit of your choice stored in the middle of the tool with a set of elastic bands. There’s also a rotary cutter at the center for utility cord cutting in an emergency situation. The tip of the tool is designed for easy prying, and it can also be used as a flathead screwdriver in a pinch.
Kershaw

Kershaw Nacho Bottle Opener

Purchase
Key Features
Ideal for keychains
GFN handle
Hook attachment
Specifications
Length
2“
Weight
0.3 oz
Materials
3Cr13, GFN
EDC Rating


Just released
Price
$
The Kershaw Nacho was designed as a lightweight keychain bottle opener with a glass-filled nylon handle for a bit of visual contrast and extra grip when your hands are wet. It can also be hung like a hook for easy stowing not just on your keychain or gear loops, but also for quick grabbing at home or in the kitchen.
TiSurvival

TiSurvival Exo Titanium Pry Bottle Opener

Purchase
Key Features
2 tools
Made in the USA
Comes with removable pocket clip
Specifications
Length
2.5“
Weight
0.64 oz
Materials
Titanium
EDC Rating


Just released
Price
$
The TiSurvival Exo Titanium features a minimal design while adding a green anodized pocket clip which allows this small tool to operate independently from your keychain without getting lost in the mix. The tip of the tool also works as a flathead screwdriver, and a hole at the rear allows for a small lanyard to be threaded through for retention purposes.
BBbarfly

BBbarfly Butterfly Trainer Bottle Opener

Purchase
Key Features
One tool
Satin finish
Butterfly trainer design
Specifications
Length
4" trainer blade
Weight
6.23 oz
Materials
Stainless steel, aluminum
EDC Rating


Just released
Price
$
The butterfly knife style design of the BBbarfly ensures you’ll have the flashiest way of opening up a drink of your choice at the next party. And the smooth action of the balisong-style opening system makes it a great trainer as well if you are looking to eventually get the real deal without injuring yourself learning how to do tricks in the process.
Victorinox

Victorinox [email protected] Alox Bottle Opener

Purchase
Key Features
6 tools
16GB USB-C flash drive
Spring-loaded scissors
Specifications
Length
0.6"
Weight
1 oz
Materials
Alox (aluminum)
EDC Rating


Price
$
It’s a little too easy to forget the venerable Swiss Army Knife happens to have a great bottle opener in lists like this, and that holds true with the [email protected] Alox, but this adds an incredibly useful USB-C flash drive into the mix that folds in nicely into the elegant and slim Alox scales.
Pena

Pena Knives X-Series Pry Bottle Opener

Purchase
Key Features
Lanyard hole
Hex driver
Pry tool/flathead screwdriver
Specifications
Length
2.75“
Weight
0.58 oz
Materials
Titanium
EDC Rating


Just released
Price
$
The Pena Knives X-Series Prybar integrates a bottle opener and pry tool with a lanyard hole that also functions as a hex bit driver in a pinch once unthreaded from your gear. It features a 2.75" length which makes it not too long for keychain duty and its titanium composition helps keep it lightweight at just 0.58 oz in weight.
Kershaw

Kershaw Cinder Bottle Opener

Purchase
Key Features
2 tools
Sheepsfoot blade
Thumbstud opening
Specifications
Length
1.125" blade
Weight
0.90 oz
Materials
3Cr13MoV, GFN, stainless steel
EDC Rating


Price
$
The Kershaw Cinder was made in collaboration with custom knifemaker Rick Hinderer. It has a bottle opener built into the back of the handle of a knife that contains a useful 1.375" 3Cr13MoV stainless steel blade with a hollow-ground edge and a sheepsfoot design. It’s especially good at utility tasks, especially related to the opening of rarer bottles of wine and beer surrounded by wax or foam. And because of the softer steel involved it’s much easier to maintain this blade after a bit of abuse and it won’t chip as well.
CIVIVI

CIVIVI Mandate Bottle Opener

Purchase
Key Features
Bottle opener tip
Pocket clip
Retractable
Specifications
Length
2.13" blade
Weight
2.49 oz
Materials
9Cr18MoV, titanium
EDC Rating


Price
$$
The CIVIVI Mandate is a sleek titanium utility cutting knife with a replaceable blade and a handle design that features a bottle opener at the tip that works when the blade is fully retracted. It’s a great way of integrating a bottle opener into your everyday carry without having to carry around a dedicated tool for a single task.
The

The James Brand Halifax Bottle Opener

Purchase
Key Features
3 tools
Minimalist design
Scraper
Specifications
Length
2.825“
Weight
0.38 oz
Materials
Titanium
EDC Rating


Just released
Price
$
For its small 2.825" size and 0.38 oz lightweight build, the Halifax manages to build in a flathead screwdriver, pry bar, and scraper into what would otherwise be a simple minimalist bottle opener design. Its featherweight aspect is a result of its titanium build, and whether you attach it to your keys or carry it around independent, it’s one of the best modern, minimalist, and aesthetic bottle openers you can EDC today.

What's your favorite way to crack open a cold one? Let us know in the comments below. Cheers!

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rxlf ·
I boycott any tool that has a bottle opener, except SAK's. What's the point in EDCing bottle openers? Anybody with two healthy hands has a million options to open bottles. A lighter, another bottle, a coin, a key, a folding ruler...
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