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This robust railroad spike bottle opener could’ve very well been part of an American railroad. Maker Scott Fischer teamed up with a local steel factory in Itasca, Illinois to source real railroad spikes to repurpose into these durable openers. This heavy, statement-making tool is easy to get a handle on. Each one has an industrial-looking stamp that signals its batch and a sleek leather lanyard to give you a better grip. As a Coast Guard member, Scott was transferred from Key West to Chicago. In an attempt to escape the cold and keep busy, he started working with reclaimed materials in his garage. Every so often he’d crack open a beer with a rusty railroad spike—this was his first unintentional prototype. The hefty-but-practical design is a nod to America’s history and a conversation starter all in one.

Muirwood Reclamations

Railroad Spike Bottle Opener

Right Track

This robust railroad spike bottle opener could’ve very well been part of an American railroad. Maker Scott Fischer teamed up with a local steel factory in Itasca, Illinois to source real railroad spikes to repurpose into these durable openers. This heavy, statement-making tool is easy to get a handle on. Each one has an industrial-looking stamp that signals its batch and a sleek leather lanyard to give you a better grip. As a Coast Guard member, Scott was transferred from Key West to Chicago. In an attempt to escape the cold and keep busy, he started working with reclaimed materials in his garage. Every so often he’d crack open a beer with a rusty railroad spike—this was his first unintentional prototype. The hefty-but-practical design is a nod to America’s history and a conversation starter all in one.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Scott
    Scott

    Hey Grommet Fans! We are Scott and Kristin Fischer, founders of Muirwood Reclamations. We are so excited and honored to have our Railroad Spike Bottle Opener featured as today’s Grommet. Woot! Together we focus on using reclaimed materials to create one of a kind goods. We created the Railroad Spike Bottle Opener to not only effectively open bottles, but to also help get the conversation started.

  • Jenny
    Jenny
    3/9/2017 10:17 AM

    Looks really sturdy and I like that it can hang!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    3/9/2017 10:27 AM

    @Jenny - Thanks!

    Each bottle opener is crafted out of a real, steel railroad spike, which definitely makes them sturdy and gives them great leverage. Glad you like the leather lanyard - it's a handsome addition!

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    3/9/2017 10:35 AM

    @Scott

    I am confused. Are these crafted out of a real, steel railroad spikes or are they replicas of conventional railroad spikes?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    3/9/2017 10:41 AM

    @Patricia

    Thanks for your question! They are crafted out of real, steel railroad spikes. We drill and cut each one in our shop to transform them into bottle openers.

  • Jackie
    Jackie
    3/9/2017 10:51 AM

    How did you come up with this idea? These are so neat!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    3/9/2017 11:00 AM

    @Jackie

    I came up with the idea for the Railroad Spike Bottle Opener when I was outside building in our shop. I had purchased a bucket of railroad spikes and would *occasionally* open bottles of beer with the tip of the spike. After a few times, I thought there had to be a better way! Next thing you know, I'm sawing and drilling into a railroad spike!

  • Haley
    Haley
    3/9/2017 10:52 AM

    I have a railroad spike opener for my deck and loved it so much, I gave them as christmas presents and they were a huge hit!

    Happy to see you guys on Grommet, awesome product!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    3/9/2017 10:56 AM

    @Haley Glad they were a hit! Thank you for your support!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Muirwood Reclamations

Railroad Spike Bottle Opener

Right Track

This robust railroad spike bottle opener could’ve very well been part of an American railroad.

Maker Scott Fischer teamed up with a local steel factory in Itasca, Illinois to source real railroad spikes to repurpose into these durable openers.

This heavy, statement-making tool is easy to get a handle on. Each one has an
industrial-looking stamp that signals its batch and a sleek leather lanyard to give you a better grip.

As a Coast Guard member, Scott was transferred from Key West to Chicago. In an attempt to escape the cold and keep busy, he started working with reclaimed materials in his garage. Every so often he’d crack open a beer with a rusty railroad spike—this was his first unintentional prototype.

The hefty-but-practical design is a nod to America’s history and a conversation starter all in one.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Scott
    Scott

    Hey Grommet Fans! We are Scott and Kristin Fischer, founders of Muirwood Reclamations. We are so excited and honored to have our Railroad Spike Bottle Opener featured as today’s Grommet. Woot! Together we focus on using reclaimed materials to create one of a kind goods. We created the Railroad Spike Bottle Opener to not only effectively open bottles, but to also help get the conversation started.

  • Jenny
    Jenny
    3/9/2017 10:17 AM

    Looks really sturdy and I like that it can hang!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    3/9/2017 10:27 AM

    @Jenny - Thanks!

    Each bottle opener is crafted out of a real, steel railroad spike, which definitely makes them sturdy and gives them great leverage. Glad you like the leather lanyard - it's a handsome addition!

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    3/9/2017 10:35 AM

    @Scott

    I am confused. Are these crafted out of a real, steel railroad spikes or are they replicas of conventional railroad spikes?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    3/9/2017 10:41 AM

    @Patricia

    Thanks for your question! They are crafted out of real, steel railroad spikes. We drill and cut each one in our shop to transform them into bottle openers.

  • Jackie
    Jackie
    3/9/2017 10:51 AM

    How did you come up with this idea? These are so neat!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    3/9/2017 11:00 AM

    @Jackie

    I came up with the idea for the Railroad Spike Bottle Opener when I was outside building in our shop. I had purchased a bucket of railroad spikes and would *occasionally* open bottles of beer with the tip of the spike. After a few times, I thought there had to be a better way! Next thing you know, I'm sawing and drilling into a railroad spike!

  • Haley
    Haley
    3/9/2017 10:52 AM

    I have a railroad spike opener for my deck and loved it so much, I gave them as christmas presents and they were a huge hit!

    Happy to see you guys on Grommet, awesome product!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    3/9/2017 10:56 AM

    @Haley Glad they were a hit! Thank you for your support!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.