This bottle opener is legit. It is solid brass and it has a nice shape that is pleasing to the eyes when you look upon it. But it's more then a pretty face. Its shape is ergonomic and will aid you in opening beers aplenty with ease and precision. Plus, being solid brass, it is sure to last your entire life. Side note - it would also make the perfect gift. Made in Indiana by a family owned operation at their own factory, Standard Pattern has been making useful items out of brass since 1937. One might say they know what they are doing.