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Rambler et al: Does the Bottle Opener Work?

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by The Zieg, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Yes, I have good experience with it.

    12 vote(s)
  2. No, I can't get it to pop open a bottlecap.

    0 vote(s)
  1. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Bringing an SAK with me to Italy this September and wonder if the bottle opener on the Rambler, Manager, and the like is actually functional. I like the little Phillips on the end of it, but that's not enough to sway me.

    What's your experience, O Great Multitude?!


    ps: FWIW, I'm probably going to Dremel the main blade off so as to avoid run ins with museum security as I travel and see if it passes muster with TSA on domestic flights in the future. So after voting above, feel free to chime in on that topic below. Needless to say, I'm prepared to lose the tool to confiscation by Authority.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  2. Venice

    Venice Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2017
    I use mine quite a bit when on cruise ships. It take a little getting use to but works fine. Midnight manager; pen and light come in handy also.
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  3. Chacap


    Dec 2, 2017
    Yes that works well enough but not so that the bottle-openers of 91 mm
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  4. znapschatz


    Jan 24, 2005
    Takes a little more care in use, but lifts bottle caps just fine. The ph driver is magnetized, which is sometimes a help when working with tiny screws.
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  5. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    The caplifter on my Rambler (which I seem to have misplaced :-( !) works great. The trick is to lift the cap, turn the bottle a centimeter or so, then lift again. Voila! Beer time! Speaking of Italy, I did have to check my Rambler with security at a couple different cathedrals in Rome. The guards took my keychain and gave me a numered tag so I could retrieve it upon exiting.
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  6. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    Jul 4, 2017
    Yes! I just take it easy, pry up in one spot then rotate the bottle and pry again, keeping that up until the top comes off. I'm probably being way too delicate with it but I'm not one to push mechanical systems to their limits.
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  7. L. Richard

    L. Richard Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    It works fine. Just try to hook it under the part of the crimped cap that sticks out. Try it a few times and you'll see what I mean.
  8. pfranze78


    Aug 31, 2016
    I tend to do that with my 84mm Bantam too.
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