I make the original bike fork bottle opener, conceived and created in December 2009. This bicycle fork end lives to see another mile as a beer bottle opener. Having steered a bicycle wheel for hundreds, if not thousands of miles, it now steers you in the direction of a tasty beverage! Each opener begins by chopping the fork ends off bicycle forks that are damaged or no longer wanted. With the help of a file, some sandpaper and a welder, I transform them into beer bottle openers. After sanding, the bottle opener is coated with linseed oil to prevent rust. No. 003 differs from 001 & 002 in that the fork blade is narrower and features more rake giving the handle of the opener an elegant curve. The end also differs in that it is welded closed and ground to a smooth round finish as opposed to a bar end plug. Each bottle opener then receives the "6 pack test" to ensure I'm satisfied it opens bottles effortlessly with one pull.
Due to the recycled nature, each bottle opener varies in design and finish, some have screw holes, traces of paint, nicks, etc. I like to think that these add character to the piece. I do list each bottle opener individually, so the one you see pictured here is the one you will receive should you purchase this item.
*****README***** Own a bicycle fork that has met its maker? Interested in turning it into a bottle opener? Get in touch and I can help you re-purpose your beloved fork!