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May 1, 2012

Limited-Edition Top Gear Bottle Opener

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"This standing bottle opener opens a bottle when pushed or pulled in any direction."

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"It goes into 'top gear' with the movement used to open the bottle."

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Production limited to 100 pieces.

16cm H x 3.8cm Ø (6.3" x 1.5").

Chrome-plated brass.

¥12,600.

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Um, is that a plunger?

Posted by: Rocketboy | May 1, 2012 8:37:35 PM

To make this work you're at the end of a long lever - which is good, but think how hard it's going to be holding on to the bottle. If you grip it low down then when the cap releases suddenly you slosh precious beer everywhere. If you grip it high up then you won't have enough leverage to resist the pull on the tool.

Putting the lever at right angles, or even better down low beside the bottle, is much easier to control.

Posted by: Skipweasel | May 1, 2012 6:24:39 PM

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/¥):

"¥ is a currency sign used by the Japanese yen (JPY) and the Chinese yuan (CNY) currencies. The symbol resembles a Latin letter Y with a double stroke. The base unit of both currencies shared the same Chinese character (traditional Chinese:圓; simplified Chinese:圆; Shinjitai:円) pronounced yuán in Mandarin Chinese and en in Standard Japanese. In China, the character was later abbreviated with the different character 元, which has the same pronunciation in Mandarin (but not in Japanese)."

Posted by: bookofjoe | May 1, 2012 1:09:53 PM

i apologize joe - i was confused by the currency symbol

China, Yuan Renminbi
The Chinese Yuan Renminbi is the currency of China. Our currency rankings show that the most popular China Yuan Renminbi exchange rate is the USD to CNY rate. The currency code for Yuan Renminbi is CNY, and the currency symbol is ¥. Below, you'll find Chinese Yuan Renminbi rates and a currency converter. You can also subscribe to our currency newsletters with daily rates and analysis, read Chinese Yuan Renminbi News, or take CNY rates on the go with our XE Mobile apps and website.

Posted by: sherlock | May 1, 2012 1:05:42 PM

"12,600 Japanese yen = $158 U.S." at current exchange rates.

Posted by: bookofjoe | May 1, 2012 12:29:04 PM

id like one but at ~$2000 its a bit much - cool though

Posted by: sherlock | May 1, 2012 12:25:31 PM

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