We previously posted about Anso’s Barbar Ti multi-tool, and a few commenters were aghast at its $75 price. Anso just came out with their third generation titanium carbiner bottle opener, and it’s priced even higher, at $125.
Titanium is a strong, light, and even beautiful material, but it’s tough to work with and requires expensive tooling and a lot of machine time. That’s why titanium tools are often quite pricey.
The Carabiner V.3 is CNC milled from 0.200-inch thick 6Al4V titanium and measures about 3-1/2-inch long and 1-1/2-inch wide. The spring gate is made from stainless steel.
As for the finish, the titanium goes through bead-blasting, stone-washing, and then anodizing. You have the choice of blue, green, bronze, grey-greenish, and natural grey. The carabiner also features a pry bar that’ll work on drinks with pull tabs.
Each carabiner will set you back $125 plus $10 international shipping.
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Personally I would rather have a stainless steel Leatherman Brewzer at 1/10th the price, but I’m also not especially crazy about titanium.