Primal: The Awakening

Truss - The Minimalist Bottle Opener

A project in Salt Lake City, UT by Carter James and Truss Design Co.

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Small and simple bottle opener designed to last for life. Made in the USA from stainless steel or titanium.
Backers: 745
Average Pledge Per Backer: $15

Funded: $11,409 of $4,800
Dates: Jul 23rd -> Aug 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Carter James and Truss Design Co.
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Latest News

Last Day and Manufacturing

August 21st - via:
Truss has entered it's last 24 hours of funding. Be sure to make any last pledges if you would like an extra opener for a gift or stocking stuffer for the upcoming holidays! We've also begun ordering materials for manufacturing and will be posting... (Read More)


August 6th - via:
Hey backers! We're officially 100% funded and even before the halfway mark! We're really excited to start manufacturing Truss so you can start obliterating some bottle caps. Thanks to all our backers for making this goal happen. We've worked a long... (Read More)

Option for Key Systems with Posts!

August 4th - via:
We've designed a version of the Truss Opener compatible with the new key holding systems. The hole on the end is currently .210 inches in diameter and is compatible with most key systems (KeySmartâ„¢, Tikey, etc. - message us if you need a larger... (Read More)

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