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What is The Original Snake Bite?
Your grandpa figured out how to rip into a fresh can of suds back in the day and for some reason, Big Beer has been trying to make it a more complicated process ever since. After many late nights of DIY prototype development, we invented the world’s first Patent Pending forked-church key and bottle opener that we proudly dubbed: The Original Snake Bite.
We also decided to wrap the Snake Bite with leather so as not to expose anything to the sharp teeth that could be “bit”. Holding the whole thing together are military grade gun holster eyelets and hard-drawn steel split-rings.
After months of searching for and vetting manufacturing partners, we’re proud to say that Snake Bite will be 100% sourced and made in the USA, from the steel to the steer hide. We like to think grandpa would be pretty damn proud of that.
Snake Bite Design and Durability:
We wanted to make the Snake Bite functional yet also something you would be proud to carry every day. The process, from the initial basement-prototyping sessions to the finished Patent Pending product, was a long and winding road involving multiple designs, prototypes, and 12 oz. test subjects.
Eventually we landed on this simple yet functional design. There’s obviously the business end that let’s everyone around know you’re with a seasoned professional, but we've also included a slight ergonomic lift to the tool that mimics how a snake lifts it’s head to strike at it’s prey. Holding it all together is the finest American sourced and tanned leather. We have been carrying ours around for awhile now and can tell you that the leather patina only gets better with age.
• 302 stainless steel - Made in the USA
• 6oz Vegetable Tanned Domestic Leather Made in the USA
• Military Grade Kydex Holster Eyelets Made in USA
• Nickel Plated Hard Drawn Steel Split Rings Made in USA
• 100% Handcrafted & Assembled in St. Louis, Missouri
Why Vent A Can?
Basic physics: If just the main can opening is utilized, the pouring has to stop so that air can enter the can and re-establish equilibrium. This is what causes the "glug-glug-glug" sound when pouring something from a can if it isn't vented. If you have venting, then air is let in which constantly keeps equilibrium in letting the liquid out smoothly. This is especially important when pouring a canned craft beer into a glass. It's worth mentioning that every canned beer has different levels of carbonation and due to that, pour results will vary.
Venting also eliminates a significant amount of air you ingest while drinking straight from a can. This greatly improves drinkability, comfort, and overall experience.
We Need Your Help:
Now that our Patent Pending design and utility has been finalized we need your help to bring this product to market and we can't do it without you. Funding will go towards our initial materials order, manufacturing, assembly, Kickstarter fees, and shipping to get the finished product out to you. The product that you see in the images/video is the EXACT product you will receive - these are not 3D printed models, our prototypes are the real thing...no surprises here.
Special Note on the Custom Cobra Reward:
- Your artworks needs to be limited to .4" x 1.8" in.
- We need a vector file (ai, eps version 4 or newer in Illustrator) with fonts outlined and no gradients.
- We can also accept High Resolution, High Contrast, black on white jpeg at 300 dpi at the size listed above.
- Any formats that fall outside of the above restrictions will not be used and will delay production and shipping for this particular reward.
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Risks and challenges
Though we don't foresee any delays, anything can happen. Production delays are possible if our machine shop has delays on their end. In the event that we get far more orders than we anticipate, there could be a potential delay in production only because our leather wraps are hand made and your Original Snake Bite is hand assembled.
We are confident in our estimations of the length of production and turn around, and believe that the above risks and challenges are most likely avoidable and we're excited to get your Original Snake Bite out to you as quickly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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