Barware that celebrates drinking's merry side is easy enough to find -- tiny umbrellas, crazy straws, shot glasses reading "One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, Floor!" -- but alcohol's morose, Edgar Allen-ish underbelly is dreadfully under-served. Drink darkly, with Spragwerks. Started by a diesel engine mechanic with uplifting inspirations like corroded cars, and crumbling factories, Sprag's just released an 8-piece set of menacing bar tools, ranging from a zinc-headed bottle opener suitable for shiving strangers/speed-holes into the tops of cans, to a nickel-plated stopper that looks eerily like a decayed tooth. Some evil:
- Screwed: Boasting a pewter railroad-spike handle, this heavyweight corkscrew is implement for uncorking your 750ml of Amontillado.
- Bar Knife: This knife boasts a 5" serrated blade, perfect for cutting lemons, limes, and losses.
- Leather Coasters: These brass-riveted coasters are double-decked with cowhide, because nothing turns a man from morose to suicidal quite like circular stains on his furniture.
Spragwerks also has a line of belt buckles and mewelry, including pendants of capital punishments like guillotines and lethal injection needles -- though a truly committed alcoholic would choose to go out with a raspy "Four Tequila, Six Tequila, Seven Tequila...Late".