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Designed by a real life barber, the worlds coolest bottle opening comb needs your help to become a reality! 100% Made in Columbus OH

Designed by a beer drinking barber...

...that wanted the perfect tool for his lifestyle. After having a single comb made for himself, he decided that all people deserved access to such a useful, creative work of art. The OLD FAMILIAR Bottle Opening Comb is a combination of two of the most iconic and familiar tools used everyday, but has yet to be combined in this way... until now.  These high-polish combs are laser engraved, and laser cut from 12ga stainless steel in Columbus, OH by artisan fabricators.

Made from Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel is a sanitary material which makes it great for use as a comb at home or in a barber shop.  Stainless Steel will not rust and is far superior than any other type of metal (other than possibly Titanium) for making a comb bottle opener out of.  

Old Familiar Comb Layout
Old Familiar Comb Layout

Research and Development

After numerous designs,we were able to achieve the most universal and durable opener to accommodate all types of beer bottles. We have finally settled on the strongest possible configuration through much “testing”, as well as, actual testing. The small blunt tipped tooth can reach under any bottle cap known to man, and the smooth curve one the other end allows for a quick and nearly effortless cap removal.

Old Familiar Comb Stress Testing
Old Familiar Comb Stress Testing

Manufacturing

We have planned out the best possible way to keep the fabrication process simple, effective, and completely local to Columbus. All combs will be CNC cut, and abrasively finished before polishing to ensure all the edges are clean and smooth. After all, nobody wants a sharp comb.

Old Familiar Comb Logo on Spine
Old Familiar Comb Logo on Spine

Where does the money go?

Research and Development - We have gone through many iterations for the shape of the bottle opener, each one is designed, cut, and tested on a wide variety of beer bottles. 

Manufacturing - Your pledge will help to cover the initial cost of manufacturing. The more we are able to order up front, the more this cost is lowered per comb.  

Packaging design - The packaging will be minimal but still represents some cost, which will be covered by your pledge.

Rewards

$5 Reward - Sticker, limited edition Old Familiar sticker.

Old Familiar Comb Project Limited Edition Sticker
Old Familiar Comb Project Limited Edition Sticker

$10 Reward - Mustache/ Beard Version.

Old Familiar Comb Project Beard and Mustache Comb
Old Familiar Comb Project Beard and Mustache Comb

$23 Reward - One full size comb.

Full Size Bottle Opener Comb
Full Size Bottle Opener Comb

$35 Reward - T-Shirt, limited edition t-shirt.

Old Familiar Comb T-Shirt
Old Familiar Comb T-Shirt

$100 Reward - Titanium Version.

Old Familiar Comb 3D Rendering
Old Familiar Comb 3D Rendering
Old Familiar Comb Bottle Opener
Old Familiar Comb Bottle Opener

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    Old Familiar Comb Sticker. A limited edition sticker for the Old Familiar Comb Project. Also, an invite to the official launch party. Show off to your friends that you support cool projects and come celebrate our successful project at the end of the kickstarter.

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    Beard and Mustache comb. You will receive a keychain size comb bottle opener. Perfect for your beard or mustache...and opening beers! Plus, we will throw in a sticker and an invite to the party. (Add $10 for international)

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    One full size comb bottle opener. Be a part of the revolution! Plus a sticker and an invite to the party. (Add $10 for international)

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    187 backers

    New! Both Combs! We added this reward because people were asking for it. Here is your chance to get both stainless combs, the full size comb and the beard/mustache size. Plus sticker and party invite. (Add $10 for international shipping please.)

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    T-shirt! You get a limited edition Old Familiar Comb T-shirt. Plus a full size comb, a sticker, and an invite to the party . (Add $10 for international)

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    The Works! With this reward you get one full size comb, one beard/mustache size comb, one t-shirt, a sticker and invited to our party at the end. Everything but the Titanium version. (Add $10 for international shipping)

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    Titanium Comb! You will receive a limited edition Titanium version of the full size comb. Plus a T-shirt,sticker, and invite to the party. (Add $10 for international)

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    10 pack of combs! Here is your first chance to order the full size combs in bulk. The new Kickstarter rules cap us at 10 items, so this is the maximum value that we can offer at this time. (Add $10 for international)

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