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A beautiful antique-inspired key hook for your belt loop that opens bottles. Made in the USA.
Created by

Eric Heins

1,247 backers pledged $58,333 to help bring this project to life.


Here's the update everyone's been waiting for....we're finally done! All hooks are at the fulfillment center and have been shipping since Wednesday. They'll be going out into next week and arriving to you shortly after. 

I'm psyched we made the July date, and I completely understand now how difficult it is to get all the parts of a project like this to come together. What they don't tell you is that designing the product is the easy part if you're a first timer like I am - it's learning about ASN's, SKU's, package weights, envelope shapes, production and timing 8 different suppliers that takes the most time. It was a really crazy crash course that you don't get in the leatherwork books!

I'm happy to say that the Bottlehook design is now patent pending, and while I'll continue to update every now and then I can't thank you all enough for helping me bring this product to life. It's been a wild ride and continues to be the little-bottle-opener-that-could; I hope it brings you all as much enjoyment as it's provided me. 

For those looking to buy Bottlehooks, they're available here:

For those wanting to follow along with what happens next at Corter Leather, the new Tumblr page is where it's at for updates, production photos, and (coming soon) the build out of the new workshop and website 

Lastly, I won't be checking this page very often in the future, so please send any questions, comments, or inquiries to corterleather (at) gmail (dot) com. 


    1. Creator Chris Kelly on August 22, 2012

      update : showed up yesterday! looks great!

    2. Creator Chris Kelly on August 21, 2012

      Mine hasnt turned up yet (Copper), but a buddy from work got his (Red) last week - from Australia

    3. Creator Rithrade on August 19, 2012

      :( I haven't got mine either, from South East Asia.

    4. Creator Rithrade on August 19, 2012

      :( I haven't got mine either, from South East Asia.

    5. Creator Clement C on August 10, 2012

      I live in Canada and just got my bottle hook three days ago. IT'S AMAZINGGGG
      for the other guys, i did not find a tracking number...

      did i

    6. Creator Roy Shay on August 6, 2012

      Same here - I'm in the UK and haven't received any shipment emails, tracking numbers or anything. Are there updates on this? Thanks!

    7. Creator Fendy Ibrahim on August 6, 2012

      Still waiting on my bottle hook, shipment to Singapore usually take 7 days. It's been almost 2 weeks if the item was shipped on Wednesday the 25th. Anyone else in Asia still waiting for their hooks?

    8. Creator Lucas Bittencourt Azevedo on August 5, 2012

      Eric, what service did you use for international shipping? Do you have a tracking number for that?

    9. Creator Mike Skalnik on August 3, 2012

      I've had my red one for a few days and love it. Great project!

    10. Creator mike b on August 2, 2012

      Got mine and I really dig it. Thanks for making this!

    11. Creator Jason Lawrence on August 2, 2012

      Received mine, thanks so much for providing an amazingly designed bottle opener!

    12. Creator BarryG on July 31, 2012

      Got mine (bought 2 Copper from Kickstarter and 1 Pewter from the company selling them for you) and love them all!!! Gave one to my son, one is a gift, and keeping one for myself! Congrats and continued success!!!

    13. Creator Michael Patrick Cutillo on July 30, 2012

      Got mine, looks great can't wait to pop a beer with it.

    14. Creator William Fowler on July 30, 2012

      Received mine down in Ft. Lauderdale, FL today. The green tab is a bit darker than I thought it would be but it looks fantastic either way.

    15. Creator Eric Heins on July 29, 2012

      Glad you all like them!

      Billy- it's actually very dark green (not black), the color will come through as you use it. They're not individually numbered, 000002 was the SKU of that color way used by the fulfillment center!

    16. Creator Billy Wellen on July 29, 2012

      Got mine! Silver color, with the lether tag being green speckled and manufacture print stamped on one side, black "if found, contact" on the other.
      My box was labelled "000002" in the upper left, does that mean I got #2 of the $40 pledge? Or this is "type two" ?
      Excited to put it to good use!!

    17. Creator James Marquis on July 29, 2012

      R Givan- He left a comment that said USPS I believe.

    18. Creator Phillip Carver on July 28, 2012

      I just got my couple of hooks today. They're larger than I thought they'd be, but they're quality. I am like. Thank you, and good luck, good sir.

    19. Creator James Loh on July 28, 2012

      Yay. When will international shippers get them?

    20. Creator R Givan on July 27, 2012

      Are they shipping UPS or USPS?

    21. Creator Nick on July 27, 2012

      Best day ever!

    22. Creator Eric Heins on July 27, 2012

      All of the surveys went out over a month ago Ruth, you'd have received the link to it by the email you submitted.

    23. Creator Ruth on July 27, 2012

      I was wondering for the other backers when will we receive the survey. I've been waiting so I can submit my mailing address. It is now July 27 and I am still waiting.