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

We all have a bottle opener or two in our kitchen drawers, but most of them are pretty straightforward: bottle opener on one end, can opener on the other. The Barbarian Bar Tools’ Simple Tool can open 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.

Barbarian Bar Tools' Simple Tool in hand.

Photos courtesy of Barbarian Bar Tools.

So what makes the Simple Tool more than a simple tool? 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.

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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 surprisingly complex and multi-functional. The Simple Tool seems like it would make a great housewarming gift, Father’s Day gift, Graduation gift, stocking stuffer … you get the idea.

Two glasses of beer with a Barbarian Bar Tools' Simple Tool lying in front of them.

Sometimes it’s the little things that make life convenient, and the Simple Tool is all about convenience.

A couple clinking their beer bottles together while one holds the Barbarian Bar Tools' Simple Tool,

The Barbarian Bar Tools’ Simple Tool sells for $14.95; it 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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