Your grandpa figured out how to rip into a fresh can of suds back in the day and for some reason, Big Beer has been trying to make it a more complicated process ever since. After many late nights of DIY prototype development, we invented the world’s first patented forked-church key and bottle opener that we proudly dubbed: The Original Snake Bite.
We decided to wrap the Snake Bite with leather so as not to expose anything to the sharp teeth that could be “bit”. Holding the whole thing together are military grade gun holster eyelets and hard-drawn steel split-rings.
We’re proud to say that Snake Bite is 100% sourced and made in the USA, from the steel to the steer hide. We like to think grandpa would be pretty damn proud of that.
Design and Durability:
We wanted to make the Snake Bite bottle opener functional yet also something you would be proud to carry every day. The process, from the initial basement-prototyping sessions to the finished Patented product, was a long and winding road involving multiple designs, prototypes, and 12 oz. test subjects.
Eventually we landed on this simple yet functional design. There’s obviously the business end that let’s everyone around know you’re with a seasoned professional, but we've also included a slight ergonomic lift to the tool that mimics how a snake lifts it’s head to strike at it’s prey. Holding it all together is the finest American sourced and tanned leather. We have been carrying ours around for awhile now and can tell you that the leather patina only gets better with age.
• 302 stainless steel - Made in the USA
• 6oz Vegetable Tanned Domestic Leather Made in the USA
• Military Grade Kydex Holster Eyelets Made in USA
• Nickel Plated Hard Drawn Steel Split Rings Made in USA
• 100% Handcrafted & Assembled in St. Louis, Missouri
Why Vent A Can?
Aside from opening bottles, we also introduced two fangs that allow you to vent your canned beer. Why vent a can? Basic physics: If just the main can opening is utilized, the pouring has to stop so that air can enter the can and re-establish equilibrium. This is what causes the "glug-glug-glug" sound when pouring something from a can if it isn't vented. If you have venting, then air is let in which constantly keeps equilibrium in letting the liquid out smoothly. This is especially important when pouring a canned craft beer into a glass. It's worth mentioning that every canned beer has different levels of carbonation and due to that, pour results will vary. Venting also eliminates a significant amount of air you ingest while drinking straight from a can. This greatly improves drinkability, comfort, and overall experience.
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