Wednesday, July 04, 2012

G5 Semi Roids

Happy 4th of July Everyone! It's a warm one here as it usually is on the 4th and I'm looking forward to heading out to the fireworks tonight... if I have any energy left after this sale that is. :)

Alright, today I have the first wave of G5 Semi Roid Prybabies(R) done. These are made of CPM 3v steel, hardened to 58-60 Rockwell, cryo treated etc. As many of you know, this material is tough as hell and perfect for wrenches and pry tools. At 3/16" thick these are not quite as thick as the previous batches, hence the "Semi Roid", but they are nevertheless a lot beefier than my normal 5/32 stock. They have a slightly RUSTIC stonewashed finish, perfect for a hard use tool that will be taking abuse... so don't be sticking these away in a safe somewhere, take them out and beat on them! :)

Today I have just a part of the batch done. There's still a large number that haven't even gone to heat treat yet so this will not be the end of them and more will be coming during the summer ahead. That said, it's not a vast amount so in order to give a lot of folks a chance at them I will make this a ONE PER CUSTOMER sale please. They will run $70 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for stopping in on this fine holiday afternoon and I hope the fires die down out west and power gets back on soon for you guys in the midwest and DC/VA areas!

Folks, sold out again, thank you so much and once again, Happy 4th of July! :)


29 comments:

Jeff Pulice said...

man! just checked the site on a whime and bam! what a beautiful piece, in plain ol' beautiful steel finish. I am gonna use this with pride! Happy 4th of July, indeed!

Ryan said...

Woo Hoo! I've been waiting awhile for these. Thank you Peter!

alerin said...

Never thought it would happen, my first, thank you Peter and happy 4th!

Steve said...

Thanks Peter! So stoked to get one of these. :D Have a great 4th!

Jason said...

Been waiting for this as well. Thanks, and happy 4th Peter!

Bob W said...

Thanks a million, Peter. You know how long I've wanted one ones beaties. It's a Happy Forth for sure.

ultramarine said...

I have been waiting for these Peter. Thanks and happy 4th of July brother.

Laurie Knight said...

Happy 4th to you too Peter, and thanks! :)

Pär said...

Any metrics on the horizon?

Sib said...

Wow - been wanting one of your very cool tools and I got lucky today.
Happy 4th!

Joey said...

Always cool to see the purchase link, but I'm waiting for another batch of the Ti Wrunts. Again, a metric version would be awesome.

Jerry said...

Passed on these...hoping for that elusive lefty flat Wrunt.

Sib said...

Wow - just joined the Atwood Toolbook today and I was lucky enough to get my first Atwood and its a Roid!!

Joe said...

These are great--happy Fourth, everybody!

vegassprky said...

Saw Roid and was glad it was'nt G2 Roid Keytons that I missed, whew. Looking forward to the bronze Dice with holes in the near future. Have a great 4th Peter and everyone else and be safe too. Gary :>)

Leo said...

I´d also love to see a metric tool. Any chance to get one in the near future? :)

sponge said...

METRIC !!! This is AMERICA and its 4th of July...AND YOU DARE TO ASK FOR METRIC...SHAME ON YOU.

uneekwahn said...

Another person here who'd like metric!

Andy T said...

I too would use metric. These look good in Rustic Peter, will you do more of these?

promark420 said...

Shhhhhheeee-it. My grail. Missed by an hour.

William said...

Been after one of these since I found the site. Knew they were coming up and was checking the site every 10 minutes yesterday, had to do some things with the family today for the 4th and missed it. Hope I can get one next time.

Arty Rhizhiy said...

Happy 4th Peter!

Glad to finally get my hands on a Roid'ish tool!

Unknown said...

Once again Peter comes through on the fourth with a semi Roidt awesome pocket tool very cool Peter happy fourth thanks!!!!

dDOTv said...

Are these going to have the red in the corners like the first run of roids?

Peter Atwood said...

Yes, these do have some red in the corners and in the name stamps.

hwilh90 said...

Was checking videos on making kydex sheaths and came across one you made and saw your knife. Had to find out about that awesome knife and it led to getting my first item. Cant wait to get it. Thanks and hope to get lucky if a knife comes up for sale.

hwilh90 said...

Wow!!! My first and only one. Couldn't believe it when I saw the purchase link. Thanks and hope to add more in the future.

Josh said...

Just out of curiosity what is the red? I always thought it was a tiny bit of surface rust or something since 3V is only semi-stainless but my MicroSpud doesn't have a trace of it at all. Is it from a special heat treat or something you started doing differently? Thanks!

Peter Atwood said...

I don't know what the red is. It's some kind of light oxidation from the heat treat process, probably the tempering stage. I really don't know why the Prybabies have it but other 3v tools from older batches do not. They all were heat treated at the same facility, S&W.