Friday, March 13, 2009

More Shiners!

Well, by a small miracle I finally have some stuff ready to go. Shiners came back from heat treat yesterday and my fingers are sore today from all the O rings and lanyard tying. But I have about half of them ready to go right now. :)

Shiners are made of CPM S30v steel, 5/32 thick, 3.25" OAL. These simple little keyfob tools feature a screwdriver tip, bottle opener, 1/4" hex drive opening and thick rubber O rings for a secure grip. They run $45 each plus shipping.

Sold Out, thanks.


43 comments:

Franz said...

I'll pass on these ones. Nice little tools tho' ;)

Francesco, ITALY

jsmitty1967 said...

Got one! Thanks Peter, these are really neat for an avid fisherman an collector of unique tools. I may put treble hooks on it and try it out on Lake Cumberland!

djweezy said...

Those look really neat, but they don't do much my trusty atwrench doesn't and I'm a bit short on change at the moment. Guess I'll pass.

Nathan said...

I was going to try to hold out for Superbugs and shot glasses, but I couldn't resist. Have to get me a shiner.

nhops said...

Hi Peter,

Do you know when the MicroSpuds will be ready? They look perfect for a paracord marlinspike...

--nhops

Peter Atwood said...

I just got the Superbugs back from first tumble yesterday. They will have to be touched up on the tips and name stamped then will go out to heat treat. Probably get them done over the weekend and send out Monday.

MicroSpuds are in heat treat this morning. Probably be a week or so on them.

phoenix stu said...

Wow, was I lagging on this one. :) Got it in time though. Whew.

Thanks Peter

QVolve said...

Unfortunately, a lot of us must be on the same page. The shiners are nifty little tools, but with BigShots and Superbugs coming up, I think I'll leave these to the real collectors.

Peter Atwood said...

Microspuds will not have a sharp enough point to be a marlin spike. However, I am toying with the idea of doing a marlin spike tool. Not at all definite but it "could" happen.

spån said...

Hey there! have you any idea of the price on the superbugs? im thinking of one of each but im running a bit low already..

Peter Atwood said...

Superbugs are going to be $45 as well.

Rick said...

A marlin spike tool would be great. A friend made me a titanium one and I use it all the time. It is great for paracord projects. I'd love to have a another marlin spike tool with a knurled body to use on the cord to finish after melting it.

- ...dan said...

Really looking forward to the Superbug, hope I don't miss it.

Peter Atwood said...

Oh it will be almost impossible to miss them. I made LOTS. ;)

phoenix stu said...

All, I have to say is WOOT!!!

QVolve said...

I guess seeing these little guys only leaves me with one question. When do we get a golf tool?

Peter Atwood said...

I've looked into that a little and research continues. ;)

Rick said...

Golf tool? haha! I'm glad I'm not alone! ;P

Peter Atwood said...

Hark! Is that a canary in the coalmine I hear? :D :P

Rick said...

lol! Still singing! ;P

bryan said...

I am glad to see the talk of the golf tools. Peter it looks like you have more golf nuts than you think.

MattR said...

How did I miss these!! I sleep for 7 hrs and the fish monger is wiped out!
Ok ok, bring on the next batch!!

Thanks Peter!!

Jacob said...

Golf tool
Titanium or Steel,
Divot Replacer/prytool on one end
Magnetic or O ring Placement for a Sweet looking Ball Marker
Bottle opener with, hex tool and bit holder.
Holy Moly that would be the sweetest freaken tool!!!

Rick said...

Sounds like we need an Atwood golf tool thread on one of the forums. ;)

bryan said...

Rick, I second that.

knifenut said...

Morning Peter, Should I hang out by my computer today?

phoenix stu said...

You know Peter, you are making many people happy with lots this big :) You rock!!!

supercheez said...

Very nice to see these make it out

MattR said...

Peter, you have an ETA on the MicroSpuds yet?

Peter Atwood said...

I'm hoping MicroSpuds will be back from heat treat this week. I really never know though because their schedule varies and right now they are extremely busy.

eman said...

Shiner is a great tool.
Do Not pass this one up when next batch is offered...

Great work!

Thanks Peter!

e-man; John

JoePlan said...

Hi Peter, first timer here...
I'm very taken by the MicroSpuds.
Sounds like there should be plenty to go around? Any tips on making sure I get one? ....looks like a great one to start a collection with!
Joe

mk said...

Missed these because I was out of town. Will there be a second round, or was this the full batch?

Peter Atwood said...

I do have more so just email me, peter(at)atwoodknives.com

mk said...

thanks, Peter! Email sent.

randopara said...

I like the Shiner more than I thought I would. From the pictures, I was dubious at first, but still curious so I ordered one. In person it is a nice weight and size, at least for my hands. Great job Peter, once again. Thanks!

--Shay

phoenix stu said...

Woo Hoo. Can't wait for mine to arrive. :)

Mirek_ said...

Peter, I would like to have that shiny surface finish on my Shiner like G4 Prybabies and Christmas Keytons have had. Can I achieve it simply by polishing with sandpaper and ScotchBrite pad? Or is it more complicated process?

Peter Atwood said...

It is done by tumbling in a finer media and you really can't get anything quite like that at home. They were supposed to finish them that way but there was a miscommunication. Hopefully it is straightened out and I'll be getting that semi polished finish on the next items. They called me today to confirm that that is what I wanted on the MicroSpuds...

Rick said...

I can't decide which finish I like better. I really like them both. :D

tiko4246 said...

The shiner looks like a really nice tool sorry I missed it.

Peter Atwood said...

I have more, just email me. :)

Mark said...

A Shiner sold on Ebay, it went for less than $45 dollars... :) I'm glad, tired of people "buying and flipping" Atwood stuff. I haven't won a lottery yet, I'm waiting on the "fixer".