“The Hammer” Bottle Opener Now on KickStarter

Those who are not tactical in their drinking now have an outlet to express themselves. Martin American Designs has released “The Hammer” (which we previously reviewed) on KickStarter in order to make the product more affordable.


More affordable indeed with a new features including a nitrocarburized (Melonite, Isonite, Black Nitride, etc.) version available for a scant $8 including shipment. Other colors are also available including powder-coated Blue, OD, and Orange.


And don’t worry, the hammer has been deactivated so it just looks the part but could never play one. Those interested can hit up the KickStarter campaign. At the time of writing, their an impressive $3,500 into a $15k goal. 

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Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • cs

    What a brilliant idea! Alcohol and guns are always a great mix…….

    • andrey kireev

      Because you know…. only alcohol bottles use bottlecaps right ?

      • Bacon Chaser

        I prefer putting a bottle of root beer at the 100 yard line and shooting the cap off.

    • Vhyrus

      I missed the part where it stated in the product specifications that this had to be used anywhere NEAR a gun.

      • andrey kireev

        He might be a person of questionable political orientation XD

    • I have used a car key to open a beer bottle. Same thing as drinking and driving right?

      • Grindstone50k

        Put the Hammer on your key ring. Drinking, cars, and guns! Sounds like a party.

      • cs

        It all depends on your own level of personal responsibility.

      • anomad101

        In my misspent youth I could drive, I could drink, but if I drank and drove I always found a ditch. You know it was bad when the LEO showed up and said, “oh, it’s you again”.

    • mosinman

      yeah we better ban them so nobody gets any wrong ideas

    • BrandonAKsALot

      How else do you clean guns? I pour my bourbon through my AK to get that battlefield aged taste. It also helps to filter the impurities. I’m usually parched in the middle of a range session, so I need to have something to drink while I’m busy trying to open my beers with my Makarov.

      • Kang

        This. If you’re not filtering your Scotch through your gun cleaning rag, you’re doing it wrong.

  • andrey kireev

    I wanted a NiB coated one for reduced friction coefficient and optimal bottlecap removal speed.

    • andrey kireev

      Also, why only OD ? What about Coyote and Patriot brown ?

  • TVOrZ6dw

    From the thumbnail image I thought it was a rail mounted bottle opener. So glad it’s not…

    • Giolli Joker

      I’m pretty sure that any metallic rail can be a wonderful bottle opener, if you don’t mind scratching it.
      Honestly I can’t see the need for bottle openers when almost everything can be turned into one.

  • Squirreltakular

    $11? I’ll take two.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    But can I use in rifle?

    I need a carrier mounted bottle opener so I can open my bottle on the reset. Bottle of COLA obviously. Wouldn’t want life to be too much fun.

  • Don Ward

    The price is right for this novelty gimmick.

  • anomad101

    Screw caps and pop tops took the fun out of drinking beer. Not that I quit mind you.

  • Giolli Joker

    I’d rather buy a Makarov…

  • Giolli Joker

    Makarov as well.

  • TJ Tanferani

    I have never met a bottle I could not open in any condition.