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.
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.
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