We admire simplicity here at Uncrate, especially when it comes to opening alcoholic beverages. Which is why we like the Kebo Bottle Opener ($25). Based on the Theodore Low bottle opener from the '30s, it's cast from stainless steel, polished to a mirror finish, and allows you to open bottles with a simple squeeze of your hand — which is good, if the bottle you're opening isn't your first. Or fifth. Like we said, simple is better.
For those seeking a more permanent way to display their wine collection than your average rack, we present the Henrybuilt Wine Storage System ($TBA). Built to order in Seattle, this stylish system is made up of flexible panels, rods, and support bars that hold your bottles at a precise angle while allowing for a variety of configurations. Good for storing bottles at room temperature, in a controlled environment, or on the wall of your own personal wine bar/gentlemen's club.
Ready to declare war on your liver? Make sure you have the proper equipment. Built to military specifications, the 24oz. Battle Mug ($190) is CNC machined from a 13.5-pound solid block of T6 billet aluminum, and features Mil-Spec Type III anodizing, a crenelated base, and a M1913 rail interface system that allows you to install a standard issue M4 carry handle, tactical light, or a holographic sight. Or a bayonet — although we'd recommend sticking to water if you plan on mounting a blade on your mug. [Thanks, UK Bob]
Let your fellow drunks know you mean business by popping the top on your next brew with the Steel Bottle Opener ($50). Manually machined from cold formed steel, each opener is hand-stamped with the production number, and then finished in a dark gun blue before receiving a coat of wax to keep rust away. A tanned leather strap provides the finishing touch on this sturdy drinking companion.
Ever notice how fun it is to swirl your glass when sipping on a smooth concoction? Apparently so did the makers of the Roller Rock Glass ($22). Arriving with its own ice ball mold, this clever glass features a spike in the middle to guide the ice ball around the edge of the glass, slowly cooling your drink without watering it down.