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Superhero grade bottle opener.
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133 backers pledged $6,247 to help bring this project to life.

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"First off the TORQ bottle opener is a beast. Honestly I don’t see how this will ever break throughout my entire life. Aside from losing it, I think it could pretty much withstand everything from a fire to a zombie attack. "

Blog about Beer -- Logan Thompson

http://www.blogaboutbeer.com/one-serious-bottle-opener-torq/

"BEST BEER BOTTLE OPENER (PERIOD.)"

"After I received the TORQ, I was pretty amazed how solid this thing was. I almost felt like putting it in my tool box!"

Barleypop.com -- Michael

http://www.barleypop.com/best-beer-bottle-opener-period/#more-926

TORQ  is one serious bottle opener...  The idea was born during a dramatic inner circle meeting of the beer brotherhood late one Saturday night...  A discussion was had, decisions were made, men touting aerospace and nuclear engineering degrees were consulted...  A lone hand sketch emerged on a bar napkin..

Detailed CAD drawings containing tolerance information and material specs were carefully transported in the dead of night...  TORQ prototypes were machined in a top secret CNC machine shop on the remote island of Oahu (in Pearl City, just off Kam Hwy, up Waihona St. across from Hawaiian Steam)

All joking aside, Torq is our take on the classic key ring bottle opener offering clean lines, weighted feel, machined from billets of super tough materials and void of branding.  A “trusted friend” to withstand rigorous use and passed down for generations. 

Quotes from our fans

"When opening a 'Merican beer brewed with a round house kick from Chuck Norris, I don't want to be using a beer opener made from Chinese flat stock."

- Mobile Chernobyl, spudfiles.com

Bryan S - via facebook

Your pledges help secure machine time and quantity material discounts to make this a go, thanks in advance.

Stealth model -- made from steel alloy, sand blasted and Parkerized for non-reflective matte finish.  Used in strength test video below.

Machined 303 Stainless Steel

Machined Naval Brass Alloy 464

Devin Thomas Damascus edition TORQ.  Available in 2 styles

Twist

Basket Weave

Check out http://www.devinthomas.com/ For more information about Devin and his amazing Damascus work.

TORQ is made in USA.  Machined with a Milltronics 3 axis mill.

TORQ specs: 4" length, .6" height, .5" width.  Weighs a beefy 85 grams.  Key ring hole is 1/4" in diameter.  Materials included 1018 steel alloy, 303 Stainless Steel, Naval Brass alloy 464 and grade 2 Titanium.

Shipping - All rewards are priced with shipping to one address.  
International Shipping -  Please add $12 to your pledge for USPS priority international flat rate.

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Thank you for checking out our product, and thank you for checking out kickstarter.com.   Kickstarter is a revolutionary  way to help inventors and entrepreneurs bring concepts and ideas to reality.  Its all about critical mass and your donations and pledges help ensure fruition.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.  Please consult the reward area to the right in order to determine what donation and reward best suits you.  

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    Stealth model. Sand blasted and parkerized steel alloy for non-reflective matte finish. Loosely based on Blackbird SR-71 stealth technology, this model is recommended for secret agents, secret service, and beer snipers.

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    Stealth and Stainless set. Includes 1 stealth model and 1 machined stainless version. Domestic shipping included.

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    4 pack stealth edition TORQ. Sand blasted and parkerized steel alloy for non-reflective matte finish. Includes domestic shipping to one destination. Keep one, share 3 with your friends!

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    Beer Brother 3 Pack. Includes 3 machined finish Stainless Steel TORQ bottle openers. Includes domestic shipping to one destination. Keep one, share 2 with your friends!

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    Polished Duo. One polished 303 Stainless Steel and one polished Naval Brass TORQ bottle opener. Includes domestic shipping.

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    Machined finish Titanium TORQ bottle opener. Includes domestic shipping.

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    Ultimate trio pack. Includes machined finish TORQ bottle opener in Stainless Steel, Naval Brass and Titanium. Domestic shipping included.

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    1 Machined finish Titanium and 4 Stealth model TORQ bottle openers... 5 TORQs total. Includes domestic shipping.

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    The "all in" set. Includes machined finish TORQ bottle opener in Stainless Steel, Naval Brass, Titanium and Stealth edition. Domestic shipping included.

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    12 pack stealth edition TORQ. Sand blasted and parkerized steel alloy for non-reflective matte finish. Includes domestic shipping to one destination. Best deal here! add $50 for engraving.

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    The "all in" deluxe set. Includes the "all in" set, plus polished versions of Naval Brass and Stainless Steel. 6 TORQs in total! Domestic shipping included.

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    Limited edition TORQ - 6AL4V. Machined from grade 5 Titanium this is the worlds strongest bottle opener. 6AL4V titanium has a tensile strength of 120,000psi and used in critical aerospace parts. This limited edition will have a signed certificate of authenticity from our shop and engraved with "TORQ 6AL4V" and serial number (1-12) on inside rib. Serial numbers assigned in pledge order.

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    12 Pack Stainless Steel TORQ bottle openers. Includes 12 machined finish Stainless Steel TORQ bottle openers. Includes domestic shipping to one destination. add $50 for engraving.

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    Limited edition Devin Thomas Damacus TORQ. Machined from a Damascus billet by Devin Thomas, this limited edition will have a signed certificate of authenticity from Devin and our shop with "TORQ DTD" and serial number (1-12) engraved on inside rib. Serial numbers assigned in pledge order.

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    12 Pack Titanium (grade 2) TORQ bottle openers. Includes 12 machined finish Titanium (grade 2) TORQ bottle openers. PLUS FREE 12 PACK STEALTH EDITION... 24 openers (full case). Includes shipping worldwide to one destination.

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