Friday, March 14, 2008

Going to be a Good Weekend

Finishing up some small stuff today. :)

OK, here's something new. This is the SharkBite variant that I had mentioned in an earlier post....called the RingLeader. Same specs as a SharkBite basically but it has a nice 3/4" diameter ring opening. This was a small test run of these and I still have a few more in the shop to grind and what not. So there will be this wave of stonewashed ones, a wave of bead blasted ones and then another very small wave in a couple of weeks. I may cut more though if the response is strong and if so will make a few little tweaks. I'd like to see the larger bottle opener of the Nibble and maybe nudge the ring to 1" diameter.

63 comments:

DB said...

Hey.....waitaminute.....ALL of your stuff is small! That's a pretty broad statement coming from you...is this one of them "reading between the lines" comments of yours again? :p

Anonymous said...

One of the aspects of the triangle that I liked was that I could spin it around my finger, this new tool looks like fun.

B. Gibson

Brian said...

a kerambit-style Sharkbite variant! awesome peter, looks like it will be a fun tool to spin around on a finger.

Joe said...

You said strong response Peter? I will give you my STROOOOOOONG response! I like it a lot. Great job!

Brian said...

Oooo, how about a ringed SharkTooth!?! ;).

Peter Atwood said...

Could happen... :)

Franz said...

ARGH! Did I miss the 1st batch, or is this just the usual preview?

Francesco

Peter Atwood said...

Sometime tomorrow, probably after lunch. Tonight I'm going to release some stonewashed steel G2 Gasbabies.

Franz said...

Well seems like I finally got a 3-D (i.e. non-flat) Ghostbaby after all these months. Yay :D

Francesco

Joe said...

ringed SharkTooth-->I like that idea a lot!

souptree said...

yay, someone else calls them GhostBabies! :-) We are a cult.

Dig the Sharkembite, homie! :-D

Getting ready for Christmas in March! Wheeeeeee!!!!

Milan said...

I feel increasingly lucky to have snapped up one of the few bike tools produced - and increasingly frustrated that Ottawa remains mired in snow.

This is another elegant design. Nicely done.

jmoh said...

Wait a minute, did I miss the g2 minis tonight?

Love the ringed idea btw!!

Jeff with one 'f' said...

I agree, the new design is elegant. I hope the responses will encourage your future experiments!

Plus, I want one!

Anonymous said...

I have marked your site as my home page and check it often. I hope to catch this tool when it goes on sale.

Franz said...

... and a RingLeader too. This weekend has just proven to be heavy on my bank savings... and it's not over yet... I'm still waiting for a Sharktooth to bite my purse and deliver the final blow. Hope I can catch one of those too ;)

Francesco

yong said...

already gone? very sad..:(

Jeff with one 'f' said...

Peter, when did you post these for sale? I missed it because I didn't scroll down on the "available tools" page until just now by accident.

Maybe you could rotate new additions to the top, or at least remove the sold out items after a few days?

Or better yet, forget about monkeying with the web page and keep making your beautiful tools!

Brian F Green said...

Peter, are you still planning to make some Area 51 Keytons? I'm guessing they're somewhere along the production line...ooh a Keyton with Gasbaby wrench cutouts would be super wicked - just dreaming.

aki said...

Jeff w/1F... Peter is sneaky like that at times hehe ^_^

I missed out on the Ringleader also but I remember him (back before the Available tools section) used to post his new tools sometimes in the "Past Work" and other sections at times lol

Very cool Peter btw! I need to snag one of these also to go along with the popper =)

DB said...

Aww...what happened to my lunchtime Atwood tool? That's a pretty early lunch you had Peter, unless you happened to be in Iceland when you made them available... ;D

Anonymous said...

wow how long has this been gone?

Krixan said...

Love IT ALL!
Very lucky and hooked a ringleader this morning...
First purchase, and totally psyched.

ccpmedic said...

Peter, Any chance there will be more RingLeader's or G2 Mini Gasbabies this Weekend? Give hope to the masses...Roy

Peter Atwood said...

Yup, tomorrow there will be more of both probably. If not then Monday. I don't have a lot of the RingLeaders but I do have quite a few of the S30v Gasbabies coming. Also more flat ti Gasbabies...

Tim said...

Peter- I suspect folks are giving you a bit too much "sneaky" credit. :) Peter said, "Probably after lunch". If he finished early and wanted a break or to get to work on more stuff, that's great. (And I missed the offering so I wasn't one of the lucky few!) Another cool one Peter! Best and have a great weekend!!

jeff said...

Arrggh! missed again...

really like the ringleader...

Anonymous said...

Thanks Peter,
Got a Gasbaby on the Sunday go-around. Looking forward to a chance at one of your tools with a blade!
D. West

Novanglus said...

Tool fool's blue haiku

Sunday morning: hope
Tools vanish between visits
Sunday evening: blue

[i]Maybe tomorrow ... [/i]

Brian said...

"If" the response is strong?

What was the last time an Atwood tool stayed in stock for more than a day? :) I'd say that's a pretty strong response in general.

Anonymous said...

Great work Peter! I wasn't able to snag one of these, but maybe I will in the future.

Keep it up! You know we love your work :)

DB said...

Say Peter, did you unleash that second batch of ringleaders yet? Just wondering if I should continue to keep an eye out for them.

Brian F Green said...

Just received my G2 Gasbaby. That was incredibly fast shipping Peter. I'm already putting it to good use. Many thanks.

yuany77 said...

Hi Peter,
Do you have any plan to make any Whistle?..I saw many cpfer/edcfer are after those but it is really hard to get one.. :(
Just asking..:-)

Anonymous said...

No more whistles! Posted 12/29/07
Everybody was sad to hear it!

Jon Sanders said...

Yeah @ $35 I would of bought 5 at least, sucks we can't get more of em! Anyway, I hope to score a stonewashed Ringleader at some point.

Anonymous said...

Peter,
I have to second the comment about fast shipping, I ordered mine at noon Saturday and received it at 10:00am Monday!! I love the ring aspect, it greatly improves the grip. I would love to see this on a sharktooth hanging around my neck in a kydex rigg!!!!!!!!!

P.S The ring is my exact ring size and fits my finger perfectly.
B. Gibson

Brian said...

Got my RingLeader today. Love the ring, it's got my vote. More ringed tools, especially ringed teeth ;).

DB said...

Wow, Peter, you've been on fire the past couple days! You must really be cranking out things in some serious numbers to have this many tools available. Keep up the good work!

s4biturbo said...

hey Peter thanks for the ringleader, i think its even more fun to play with then the BT! eh maybe its a tie!

But i have been wanting to ask if you ever planned on doing an XL version of the gasbabies?

have a great week!

Peter Atwood said...

Cool! No plans for any XL prybabies at the moment...

Joe said...

I'll have to agree that the ringleader and the BT are a tie. Both are terribly addictive:D

Franz said...

hmmm.... an XL pry tool would be really really interesting... ;P

Francesco

Jason said...

Peter, are you still planing to release a small batch of Area 51 Keytons some time soon? Hoping I can get my timing just right to score one.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE, release the ringleaders...PULEASE! Your killin' me!

Peter Atwood said...

They almost all went in the stonewashed group. I told you guys it was a teeny batch! I'm considering more though and I'm also working on a drawing of a ringed SharkTooth for up the road.... :D

Joe said...

Ringed SharkTooth!! Ringed SharkTooth!! Ringed SharkTooth!! Ringed SharkTooth!! Ringed SharkTooth!! Ringed SharkTooth!! Ringed SharkTooth!! Ringed SharkTooth!! Ringed SharkTooth!! Ringed SharkTooth!! Ringed SharkTooth!!

Anonymous said...

Hi peter,
Can you release your works a little bit late,saying after lunch :D...4/5 am for western coast is too early..:(

Peter Atwood said...

I try to mix it up to give more people a chance. When I am in the stages of actually finishing stuff I usually work in the morning and then do a release in the afternoon. Today I did some early ones. Will try for an evening release one of these times too. But first I have to get more stuff done. :)

Brian said...

I'm considering more though and I'm also working on a drawing of a ringed SharkTooth for up the road.... :D

Ringed SharkTooth!!! Are you drawing up the small ones based on the SharkTooth or the large ones based on the Bike Tool with 2 bits :D ?

Peter Atwood said...

Looks just like the RingLeader but has the SharkTooth kiridashi nose and the bigger bottle opener of the SharkTooth.

Anonymous said...

Looks just like the RingLeader but has the SharkTooth kiridashi nose and the bigger bottle opener of the SharkTooth. so we will have two variations of sharkteeth as well... ok let me have one of those please!!! stone wash or satin finish??? visa its everywhere i want to be!! visa loves you Mister Atwood :o

Peter Atwood said...

I'm exploring another source for high end tumbling and I think that I am about to take a big step forward in finish quality. I'm looking forward to offering almost all of my stuff with a stonewash finish. I think it is so much nicer to hold, it's visually superior in most cases and is easier for the user to maintain. I'd still do some pieces with bead blast but I'd like to get away from it if I could.

Anonymous said...

Stone Wash to me is much nicer than bead blast,looks better,feels better,and holds up much better... i have not researched it very much but would think by now they have liquid other than water to avoid the small rust pits.. Of course i would settle for bead blast if stone washed wasnt available...excuse my english,but stone washed for me is da shit!!

s4biturbo said...

Peter i totally agree, and to be honest never really thought that highly of stonewashed stuff, but after playing with the ringleader(my first stonedwashed Atwood, thank you sir!) i now see why everyone is screaming!

oh and i have to throw a big fat w00t for the ringed shartooth! can't wait to get my grubby little paws on one!!

Brian said...

Peter,

I think some of your fans would really enjoy seeing some of your drawings from the drawing/design phase of your creative process.

Past work is cool, but a top secret teaser would be even better.

Great to hear about more stonewashed tools, it's a wonderful finish for EDC "users" that live that their lives out of the bag :).

Rick said...

Wow! It was a good day for the Atwood site today. I feel like it was an Atwood Liquidation sale. Peter, are you doing spring cleaning around the shop?

I'm all for the stonewashed finish, but I don't like the rust look. I prefer it on the Ti goodies. I guess satin finishes are out the door?

Thanks again for taking care of us. Still impressed with the customer service. You rock!

Peter Atwood said...

As for rust, it will be like going from a barn to a laboratory if this works out as I think it will. Up the road I might even start fiddling with DLC or chrome but that is a long ways off for now.

DB said...

A ringed shark tooth? Oh, you're killin' me man! Just don't make the Sharktooth or (Ringtooth? Teething RIng?) a mid-day release, k? :D

Anonymous said...

Chrome would make an Atwood tool snap on ish if you ask me!! dont do it Peter!

Rick said...

I like the idea of something in a DLC finish. Can you do DLC in something other than black? How about black anodizing. I think that would be cool. Tactical SharkToothThingy?

DB said...

I dunno.....I think chrome would make for some serious EDC bling! :p hehehe....

Franz said...

Thumbs up for the stonewash finish.

I just upgraded from my Nibble to the Sharkbite (I find myself more at ease with this tool's extra length) but I still have to get used to the Shark's "raw" feel after getting accustomed to the Nibble's stonewashed surface.

So a stonewashing treatment for every future tool would be more than welcome by me.

(And no, I don't care about the rust).

Francesco