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Gentlemen, open bottles like a boss while carrying your keys more fashionably. Fully Machined in Virginia, USA.
477 backers pledged $12,506 to help bring this project to life.

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Alpha - Simple, yet a Smart Design

  • Alpha is light  - Unlike other bottle openers that are normally made from stainless steel, Alpha is made from strong air craft grade aluminum. As a result Alpha is 75% lighter than others stainless steel bottle openers.
  • Machined from Solid Air Craft Aluminum - Air craft grade aluminum is super strong, light, and is known for its weight to strength ratio. One of the best things about this metal is that it has memory; this means you can bend the side opening of Alpha and it will just bend back to where it was, how cool is that?
  • Hand cut, hand stamped leather tab - We use thick hand cut Italian leather, then we hand stamp each piece. You can simply write your contact info on your leather tab in case you lose your keys.
  • Designed and Crafted in Virginia, USA - We believe in creating jobs within the community and that's exactly what we do with our small business. We also love quality made products and that's what we are going to bring with Alpha to you. 
  • Alpha is handy - Many bottle openers are bulky or simply aren't nice enough for you to carry them in your pocket. You can change this with Alpha and carry a fashionable accessory that becomes very handy- especially when your enjoying your favorite beverages.
  • Lifetime Warranty - Alphas for life.  That's right.  Each Alpha carries a lifetime warranty to cover breakage. 


Enjoy it anywhere.
Enjoy it anywhere.

Kickstarter Limited Edition Color option.
Kickstarter Limited Edition Color option.

Personalize your keychain and never lose it!


It is very common for us men to lose our keys. You can get your Alpha with a thick hand cut leather tab which allows you to write your name and number in case you forget your keys. 

In or out, you got to love it!
In or out, you got to love it!

Go Gold!
Go Gold!

Forever Made with Pride.

When you pledge for this campaign, your getting more than just a material item. We are working hard as we can to help our community out by keeping production in house.  This allows us to inspect every Alpha we make while providing our families and friends with consistent work. We believe anyone in the world would appreciate a quality made product and that's exactly why we created Alpha.

Simple, yet a smart design
Simple, yet a smart design
It's as cool as keychain can get.
It's as cool as keychain can get.

True story behind Alpha:

It was a sunny day in Yorktown, Virginia. I went fishing with my friend at close by river. We brought an essential item for fishing: Beer. Unfortunately we forgot to bring a bottle opener. Well we opened the bottles although we broke one of the tops without an opener. Who likes to waste a perfectly cold beer? Later, my friend and I got into conversation about why people don't carry such a tool around anymore.  We  came to the conclusion that prior keychain bottle openers were unattractive because of their the size, design, and weight, as well as a number of other things. With the skills I have acquired from working with metals, I knew I could create a convenient bottle opener that offers strength and elegance in one package. 
Fishing in Yorktown
Fishing in Yorktown
 

Alpha is colorful

Red - Blue - Gold - Black - Purple - Green - Olive Drab - Hard Coated Clear Coated. One of these would look great hanging next to the keys to your Rolls Royce.

Mulitple color options. Make it yours.
Mulitple color options. Make it yours.
 

Goal, You and Kickstarter 

Put an Alpha in everyone's pocket :)

We turn to you and the Kickstarter community to make our goal a reality. We have done a lot of work in CAD and testing prototypes at the shop. There is no way we could be happy with ourselves if we only made a dull keychain with no flair. We want Alpha to be unique and personal to each of our supporters.  Backers of the project will be able to customize their Alphas by choosing from our various anodized color options. We did everything within our power to offer a great product and now need your help to bring it to life. 

CNC Machined
CNC Machined
Anodizing racks.
Anodizing racks.
Each leather tab is hand embossed.
Each leather tab is hand embossed.
Thick Hand-cut Italian Leather.
Thick Hand-cut Italian Leather.
Sketching at the shop.
Sketching at the shop.

Thank You. 

At the shop.
At the shop.

Risks and challenges

We have locked down manufacturing in terms of machining and anodizing. Recycling money back into our community is paramount for us. Having the whole team local and not being dependent on outsourced companies is the key to bringing a high quality product with minimal risk to you as a backer. As a team, we will make you one promise, it's that you will love your Alpha.

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    Early Innovators - Be one of the first to get your Air craft Grade Alpha, anodized in your choice of color. (save $5 and receive your Alpha first.) Free Shipping for domestic backers.

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    Receive one Air Craft Grade Alpha, anodized in your choice of color. Free Shipping for domestic backers.

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    Limited Edition - Gentlemen, a great piece of design and fashion. AirCraft Grade Alpha with a hand cut and embossed Italian leather tab. You can write your contact info on the leather tab. *Limited to Kickstarter backers* Free Shipping for domestic backers.

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    Receive two Air Craft Grade Alpha, anodized in your choice of color. Free Shipping for domestic backers.

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    Sharing is caring - give an Alpha to a friend. Receive two Air Craft Grade Alpha with hand-cut and embossed Italian leather tab. * Limited to kickstarted backers* Free Shipping for domestic backers.

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    The first Alpha ever made - To be honest, it took us more than $1000 to create the perfect first prototype and now we like to offer it as something that means a world to us. Be with us in the journey right from the start and own something that has been made with a mission.

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