Hand Turned Redheart Bottle Opener
Everybody needs a bottle opener, especially now that most of the newer beers don’t have twist off caps. This is a unique new style of bottle opener that is patented and manufactured in the US. This heavy duty opener is machined from solid 304 Stainless Steel, so it will last a lifetime. It's also different in that it can be stood on it's end. The handle is hand turned from Redheart. Redheart is a dense, fine textured hardwood from Southern Mexico to southern Brazil and Paraguay with a beautiful red heartwood color. The Mayans refer to this hardwood as Chakte Koke. It can look quite similar to Bloodwood, though usually with a more visible and figured grain pattern as can be seen in this piece. It is used for turned objects, inlays, veneer, fine furniture, and small specialty wood items. The opener is glued into the handle with high strength epoxy so it is permanently secured. The opener measures approximately 1 1/4” diameter by 5” long. After turning and sanding to 400 grit, multiple coats of wipe-on varnish have been applied for durability. The finish is completely food safe. If cleaning is required, hand wash with mild detergent, rinse and dry.