About Us

Hi there,

Hand Jive has been in business since 2000. The business was launched by a bartender in New Zealand who wanted to link up with other bartenders around the globe and supply them with a beer bottle opener of his own design that he believed would become the world's best.

Since those early days, the company has literally sold tens of thousands of bar keys to just about every part of the planet where beer is best served out of a bottle.

We have very loyal customers. Once you use a Hand Jive, it becomes hard to think of using anything else to pop open a bottle of beer. Some of those very early editions of the opener are still getting heavy use today which is a testament to Hand Jive's durability and the owners reluctance to lose their own bar blade!

Our unique dog bone bottle opener shape has been copied but never bettered. One reason is the base metal. We only use Marine Grade Stainless Steel that is 3mm thick. This ensures the product under the finish will not chip, bend or break. After the opener is cut, stamped and Sand Blasted, the Zinc, Antique Copper or Nickel finish is first plated on, then brushed and polished individually all by hand. This can be a four stage process and is very time consuming. It creates a one-off finish effect that is designed to react to the owners touch and environment.

We guarantee our product from bending or breaking. If you have any issues I will personally deal with it - that is my promise.

We are happy to supply distributors, marketing companies, breweries, gift stores, bars, restaurants and obviously the beer lover at home. Let us know if you would like more information about branding your company logo.

If you're not completely satisfied with your purchase, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. I will make sure that you'll be happy to deal with us. Thanks for visiting our Hand Jive website. 


 Neil Boddington - Hand Jive Principal

Ph: +64 21741119 E: mumusales@xtra.co.nz