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10 Knives with Bottle Openers

It’s been a long day. You finally made it down to the lake to have a few beers with your buddies. You’re ready to throw back a cold one when you realize no one has a bottle opener.

Sure, there are ways to open bottles without a dedicated opener, but using a bottle opener is quick, easy, and so satisfying.

To ensure you’re always ready for a good time, many knives feature a bottle opener. We’ve assembled a collection of some of the best.

1. Kershaw Shuffle

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First up is the Kershaw Shuffle. This inexpensive folder has a dedicated opener built into the back of the knife. Its blade is 2.38 inches and made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel. The Shuffle comes in a variety of colors to match up with your personality. This little knife is beloved by knife lovers of all types and acts as a great EDC.

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2. DPx Gear HEST

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The DPx Gear HEST is another great option. This fixed blade has a 3.13-inch blade and green canvas Micarta handle scales. The blade is 1095 high carbon steel, and a notch on the spine of the blade acts as a bottle opener.

As a matter of fact, a number of DPx Gear knives feature bottle openers. Unlike the HEST, the HEFT 4 Assault has a bottle opener built into the butt of the knife. It’s a fixed blade with an extended tang and G10 handle scales.

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3. Gerber Epic

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The Epic from Gerber is another fixed blade knife, only this one has a bottle opener integrated right into the handle. The blade is 3.45 inches long, and the knife itself is 7.3 inches long. The bottle opener actually gives the knife a little more length and a place for the back of your palm. It fits into a nylon sheath.

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4. Buck Metro

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More similar to a keychain tool than a fixed blade, the Buck Metro is a compact tool with a small blade and bottle opener.

The aluminum handle is available in a variety of colors, including black, blue, primrose, midnight, violet, jade, burnt orange, and more.

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5. Kershaw Funxion EMT

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Yet another Kershaw on the list, the Funxion EMT features a unique design designed with rescue workers in mind. When closed, it looks like a typical folding Kershaw from a distance. Its 3-inch blade is made from 8Cr13MoV steel, but it has a separate swing-out section at the butt of the handle, which houses a screwdriver, hex wrench, and cap lifter.

It’s a cool little knife for those who want to be a hero both in disasters and at parties.

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6. Spyderco Clipitool

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Spyderco isn’t known for its multitools, but it does have a number of interesting multitools in the ClipiTools. These tools have the standard and iconic leaf-shaped Spyderco blade with the Spydie hole (non-locking). But on the other side, there are secondary tools to help tackle other tasks. For the purposes of this article, we’re only focusing on the one with a bottle opener and screwdriver.

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7. Victorinox One-Hand Trekker

You can’t create a list of knives with bottle openers and leave out the ol’ Swiss Army knife. Instead of picking the traditional SwissChamp, I opted for the Victorinox One-Hand Trekker because it has a locking blade and single-handed opening. It’s not your grandfather’s Swiss Army knife, but it’ll open your beer just the same.

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8. KA-BAR BK11 Becker Necker

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The Becker Necker is the ultimate neck knife. The whole piece is made from 1095 Cro-Van steel and comes with a redesigned sheath made from hard plastic. It has a locking tab and 550 cord. The great thing about neck knives is that you can customize them pretty easily.

What makes the Becker Necker a no-brainer addition to this list is an integrated bottle opener in the butt. It doesn’t look like one though because it also acts as a wire breaker.

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9. Tactical Survival Hunting Knife

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This massive fixed blade has a wicked sawback on the black-coated 7.25-inch blade. The ABS handle has a glass breaker, but the real kicker is the bottle opener at the base of the blade. It’s almost comical to whip out this 13.5-inch knife to open a couple of brewskies.

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10. Boker Plus Toucan

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The Toucan from Boker Plus is a small and understated knife. The blade length is only an inch and the whole thing barely tops three inches. However, this small tool also has a few tricks up its sleeve, including a pry bar, nice grooves for gripping, and—of course—a bottle opener.

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Bonus: Any knife with an Emerson Wave

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The Emerson Wave feature is a patented opening system that deploys the knife as it’s being pulled from a pocket. The protruding wave catches the edge of a pocket, but it also doubles as bottle opener in a pinch. The Wave is most commonly found on Emerson knives, but you can also get the Wave on knives like the Delica 4 with Emerson Wave.


Tim

Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at Tim@knife-depot.com.
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1 Comment

  1. Great list but your opening photo shows a Swiss Army Knife with its tin/can opener extended. The cap-lifter/bottle opener is the other end and is not open!

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