Barbarian Bar Tools’ Simple Tool: Make Your Bottle Opener Work for You

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We’ve all got a bottle opener or two in our kitchen drawer, but most of them are pretty straightforward: bottle opener on one end, can opener on the other end. Barbarian Bar Tools’ Simple Tool can open your bottles and cans, but it also has a few other tricks up its sleeve.

Composed of solid stainless steel, the Simple Tool measures 7″ long by 2″ wide. It’s got a nice heft to it, and it looks interesting with all of its notches, holes, and bends.

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So what makes the Simple Tool more than just a simple tool? The fact that it is five kitchen implements built into one. There’s a can lance at the top, a citrus zester on the end, and a built-in channel knife (like a single hole cheese grater) so you can make those fancy citrus curlicues for your favorite drinks. Of course, there’s also a bottle opener in the middle, and the slightly bent bottom edge makes a pop-tab opener — great for those who don’t want to break a nail. A hole on the bottom is perfect for hanging the Simple Tool up when it’s not in use or attaching to a tether so it doesn’t walk off.

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Yep, it’s a simple tool. But it is a tool that is surprisingly complex and multi-functional. The Simple Tool seems like it would be a great housewarming gift, Father’s Day gift, Graduation gift, stocking stuffer … you get the idea. Sometimes it’s the little things that make life convenient, and the Simple Tool is all about convenience.

The $18 Barbarian Bar Tools’ Simple Tool is available directly from the manufacturer.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Five tools in one; Feels solid in hand; Should last forever; Hole on the end for hanging the Simple Tool from a nail or attaching a tether

What Needs Improvement: Nothing

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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.