|Brewzer, with my ITW Nexus Grimloc plastic carabiner, a useful tool in itsself, I've been toting the Brewzer on a small piece of ball-chain hooked to the Grimloc.|
|The underside of the tool, showcasing the bird's-beak-esque "package ripper" that really opens boxes nicely, but is dull enough not to cause any bloody accidents in your pocket.|
Enter Pocket ToolX, the name first found me on Facebook, maybe a year ago...& I thought, "ok, some fly-by-night" new little tool company riffing on Atwood...whatever. How wrong I was, & how surprised I am. For most of us tactical gear-heads, price can be irrelevant as long as we're after an item that really grabs us. I'm not rich, matter of fact, I'm unemployed at the moment, but I have very few expenses, no children, & I'm unmarried, so on the rare occasion I REALLY want something, I'll find a way to make it happen. Long story short, after I placed my knifecenter order for the Brewzer, by pocket ToolX, I thought "what the hell am I doing paying $12 USD for a frigging BOTTLE OPENER? I have a green aluminum 99c opener I bought @ Seattle's BigStar beer market that works just fine!? I'm madness incarnate, WTF?!". When my Brewzer arrived, i changed my tune....
|The Brewzer with a flimsy aluminum .99c counterpart that I purchased from a jar on the counter of one of Seattle's best all-beer markets, BigStar beer.|
|My preferred carry method so far (attached to my car keys) with a small ball-chain & ITW Nexus Grimloc locking polymer carabiner.|
Sometimes it's just nice to go minimal, when you're traveling, to keep it light & simple, ya know? The PTX Brewzer is a very cool & simple little device that should set you back no more than about twelve American dollars. It weighs a scant 16 grams, is a solid piece of heat treated stainless, boasts USA manufacture, as I mentioned, & proclaims itsself to be TSA/airline compliant...of course, always check before flying with anything you don't want to have to surrender to those grabby-handed TSA assholes.
|upon "unboxing", the blister card is all recyclable, & sports handsome simple graphics which lay out all you need to know.|
Here's PTX's no-nonsense chart of features:
Check out the links peppered throughout the above text...& see more of what these guys are offering, at pockettoolx.com
I am very impressed overall with the Brewzer, & excited to see what else the guys @ Pocket Tool X come out with this coming year. Their prices are fair, products are top notch quality made with great materials...very good stuff indeed!
Again, this tool is so well thought-out, inexpensive, & well-constructed here on our home-shores...that there's really not much else to say, it does everything it's supposed to, with ease & gusto, & will be the envy of your bottle-drinking buddies every time you break it out, instead of your lame souvenir shark-shaped aluminum opener that's all scratched to hell!
|Here's one more shot, with my Victorinox Huntsman, simply for size reference...|