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This project was successfully funded on October 13, 2012.

"All the Leverage you Need"

Kumquat
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Kumquat

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What is Leverage?

Leverage is a credit card sized bottle opener that takes advantage of the inherent strengths of carbon fiber, allowing for a super thin (.059") and ultra light weight (.3oz) design you won't have to think twice about carrying around. In other words... no more need to key-fob around.

It's a bit like the monolith in 2001, but a whole lot lighter, handier with a cold beer, and we vouch that it has been designed, tested, and manufactured on Earth in the good old US of A.
It's a bit like the monolith in 2001, but a whole lot lighter, handier with a cold beer, and we vouch that it has been designed, tested, and manufactured on Earth in the good old US of A.

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Frontside
Frontside

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Backside with Optional Personal Laser Engraving
Backside with Optional Personal Laser Engraving

Leverage is in lockstep with your cards. No matter how you choose to carry them be it clip, case, or wallet.

Leveraging Kickstarter

We’ve come to the Kickstarter community to ask for your support in funding our first run of carbon fiber bottle openers. The project is shovel ready but we need tooling, material, and time to start in earnest. With your contribution we will be able to get the ball rolling and in return will be more than happy to reward your generosity. Take a look at our backing levels

Production Schedule:

Celebrate_ Use leverage prototypes to open a couple of cold ones.

Wait in Anticipation_ for up to 20 days till funding clears. 

Order from Suppliers_ Upon clearing of funds we will order carbon fiber sheets and tooling from our suppliers in California.

Packaging_ While waiting for delivery of production materials we will get a jump on packaging.

Production_ Production will commence with rewards being shipped in the order they were received.

Shipping_ We expect the first orders to go out the end of November. 

Celebrate_ We can all enjoy a couple of cold ones to bookend the first production run of Leverage openers. 

Initial Packaging Concept
Initial Packaging Concept

Kumquat?

Kumquat is a small but intense collaboration of brothers, Gregory and Michael Spaw. With backgrounds in Architecture and Industrial Design respectively the duo has experience within Academia, Computer Visualization, Design + Build, Video Game Design, Glass Blowing, and the Special Effects Industry. Their most recent concern aspires to develop clever designs utilizing digital processes and fabrication techniques with production ultimately being executed via American micro-manufacturing.

Cheers and Thanks for your support!

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    1 backer

    A shout out on our website, access to progress updates, and our eternal gratitude for helping bring the project to fruition.

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    618 backers

    ONE FOR THE ROAD_ Your very own ultra lightweight twill weave carbon fiber carbon bottle opener. (US shipping included, please add $5 for international orders)

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    12 backers All gone!

    FIRST 12_ Get patched into the club with your special edition Leverage opener engraved with "FIRST 12" on the backside. (US shipping included, please add $5 for international orders)

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    Pledge $30 or more

    175 backers

    ONE OF A KIND_ The same high quality carbon fiber opener as above but, with your own personal message laser engraved on it. (US shipping included, please add $5 for international orders)

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    Pledge $105 or more

    35 backers

    THE SIX PACK_ Six openers to divvy up as you like. Pass five along and you will still have a one to throw in your wallet, purse or money clip. (US shipping included, please add $20 for international orders)

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    Pledge $150 or more

    8 backers

    THE PICK A PACK_ Six openers with the same laser engraved message across the board or a unique message etched on each. (US shipping included, please add $20 for international orders)

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    Pledge $160 or more

    9 backers

    THE TWELVE PACK MINUS TWO_ 10 openers to hoard, resell, or simply make it rain. (US shipping included, please add $20 for international orders)

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    Pledge $200 or more

    12 backers

    CUSTOMIZE A TWELVE PACK MINUS TWO_ 10 carbon fiber openers laser engraved with your choice of either a similar or a unique message etched on each.

    (US shipping included, please add $20 for international orders)

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Funding period

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