There comes a time in your life when the notch on the back of your clunky manual can opener just doesn't cut it anymore as a bottle opener, but you know that if you are going to spend more than $15 on the thing, it had better last. So here you are: five bottle openers classy enough to set out at a party and sturdy enough to stand the test of time.
• Futagami Crescent Moon Bottle Opener, $25.78 (plus shipping from Japan) at Analogue Life: This brass opener, made by one of Japan's oldest metalware manufacturers, is beautiful enough to pass for a piece of jewelry.
• Quartertwenty Bottle Opener, $28 at Alder & Co.: Made from a simple piece of lasercut steel, this Portland-made bottle opener is both good-looking and built to last.
• Animali Bottle Openers, $39.99 at Nova 68: Based on Scandinavian figurines from the 1950s, these hardwood and brass openers are whimsical yet sleek.
• Chehoma Silver Fish Bottle Opener, $18 at Orange and Pear: You could probably pretend you picked up this bottle opener at a French flea market and no one would be the wiser.
• Hand-Stamped Steel Bottle Opener, $48 at Etsy: We love the industrial look of these handmade steel bottle openers, which are individually stamped with a production number.
(Images: Analogue Life; Alder & Co.; Nova 68; Orange and Pear; Etsy/Adam Hogsett)