Authentic Iron Gargoyle Bottle Opener
Not quite as pictured
The picture and description claim this has an "antique brass" finish. Mine came looking like cheap, fake brass. The antique finish seems to be missing. I suppose I could add my own somehow with paint. My daughter ordered one earlier and it looked perfect. Don't know what went wrong but it's not worth the postage to return it.
February 21, 2014
Great indoors or out
We have purchased several of these to give as gifts. Works well and is a terrific conversation piece at parties.
January 15, 2014
Nice as expected
A nice bottle opener. Most other interesting openers right now on the market are resin with a metal insert so I choose this one for the all-cast iron construction. Its hefty and decent quality.
I found the metal color a bit too light bronze - lighter than the photo, so I ended up painting my flat black with gas stove spray paint.
It takes the cap off with minimal effort - almost a feather touch. If I have one criticism, it is that the leverage point on the tongue has no catch or detent so you must focus more on the top edge. It's a very minor thing, and the face looks better as a result overall.
July 31, 2013
Artistic and Functional.
The thing that makes this product so great is that it has eye appeal as well as a working bottle opener. Always hate trying to find a bottle opener so now with this mounted on the wall that problem is solved. Easily mounted but be careful not to lose the screws because they are matching.
June 25, 2013
Cute and unusual
I saw this in a Design Tescano catalog a long time ago, and my brother had his eye on it. It took me a while to finally buy it for him, but it is a really great gift, and it looks exactly like it does in the picture. The quality is good, and it makes a really unusual bottle opener to attach to your cabinet. He loved and I'm glad I bought it for him.
November 21, 2012
Have this on a post in the game room /man cave. It gets plenty of use. I like it.
September 21, 2012
We always get comments/complements on these! We got the set of 3 for ourselves, and loved them so much we bought another set to give to my brother (Who also loves them). Nice and sturdy, real metal makes them strong enough to stand up for years to come. We have one in an outside location, and are looking forward to seeing a nice patina on it by next year.
July 22, 2012
I got three of these and have two mounted in the kitchen and one in the dining area. Such a great touch of interest is added with these little guys! And they do get used.
March 29, 2012