I love mundane stuff that’s made from cooler, more interesting stuff. If you’re like me, then you’ve probably been temped to buy a messenger bag made out of a parachute from a Soyuz rocket, or a coffee table made from a V12 engine block. Now there’s something else to add to that list just for beer geeks – bottle openers made from disarmed nuclear weapons systems.
That’s right, for about 20 bucks you can get a bottle opener made of “Peace Bronze,” an alloy created from copper cables that once sent launch signals to the most powerful weapons ever built. It’s the brainchild of a company called From War to Peace, who also makes hippie-happy jewelry from the stuff.
There are a few designs to choose from, and each opener features the slogan “Beers not Bombs,” putting forward the idea that the world would be a better place if we spent less time building weapons of mass destruction and more time drinking beer. It’s hard to argue with that.
I have to say I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff and I love the “maverick” style key chain the From War to Peace folks sent my way. It’s functional, fits on my key chain and is a fun conversation piece. I think it’s a great gift idea for just about any beer geek (except Reagan Republicans – it might just make them mad).