Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Invasion of the Weevils!

Hi Folks,

It's still cold and miserable here in New England but the sun is gaining strength every day and I'm pretty sure Spring is right around the corner...

I've been slogging away on several projects and progress is being made. The 3V steel Ghosts are about to get surface ground after which I will grind the bevels and finish the cleanup steps in preparation for heat treat. So expect those in about 3-4 weeks. In the meantime there is a bunch of cool stuff to get through starting with:

Todays' offering is the first wave of the Weevils. This little guy is actually Superbug III but with some tweaks. After much study and comparison I decided that the direction that the Superbug II had taken was not really what I was going for in the original idea. Although I did like that design, the more compact form factor of the Original Superbug was more pleasing to me and so I decided to make that my starting point and go from there. So I changed the bottle opener to a more efficient hook design, tweaked the o-ring grooves and gave him an "evil" eye. 

The Weevils are S30v steel, 2.7 inches long, .7 inches wide and about .175 thick...a small but very hefty little package. They come with the usual #1 Philips bit, extra o-rings and #.5 NiteIze S-biner clip.

The Weevils run $60 plus shipping. The batch is fairly large and there will be more waves of these coming in the next week so I'll give this one a limit of two per customer. As always, thank you so much for your patience and hope everyone is having a great week!

Whew, that was quick...Sold Out! Thanks Everyone!




20 comments:

Aaron said...

thanks peter!

Aaron said...

Thanks peter!

CW said...

haha The evil eye:) These look great, thanks man!

Kat Osipova said...

Awesome looking tool! Thanks Peter! Can't wait to get it in hand! :)

Dylan Boyce said...

These are cool! I hope you make more.

James Light Jr said...

Im so excited First PPT and a cool new tool! Thanks Peter

Rick said...

Best looking ones yet and I'm too damn slow! :)

MindlessChaos said...

Whew, all the excitement of not only seeing the elusive link for the first time but being able to buy one gave me quite the adrenaline rush. Now that the initial excitement has passed I get to read what I actually bought lol.

Joe said...

Love the evil eye!

theogenes said...

Wow I wanted one of these.

Ben B. said...

Man I missed the sale!! Next time. Keep up the good work Mr. Atwood!

HighSpeedTROUBLE said...

I had a chance to get one of these, but passed it up so others could have a chance.

But will likely buy the next tool I see available...:-)

Gerald R said...

I scored my first PPT sale! I'm stoked! Thanks Peter. I'm sure gonna be a happy camper when I get home this weekend!

Unknown said...

I wanted to chime in and say that I’ve been carrying an original Superbug on my keychain since they were first released and it is a great tool. Recently, a friend was moving and I went over to help prep the place for the rental inspection. Everyone forgot to bring tools so I used my Superbug to open paint cans, remove curtain rod brackets, take down & put back outlet covers (standard & philips), and even scrape up old and new paint (a few stray drops lasted long enough to dry on the hardwood floors). Of course, to top it off, it was lastly used to open a few beverages after the job was done. Congrats to those who scored from this sale and thanks Peter!

OB said...

How does one go about getting one of your tools once you read your blog?

TRUCKLVR said...

Awesome already 1 person on ebay selling 3 , for $155.00 each.So fair.

Jody said...

Is there a way to have the blogs new posts able to notify me somehow?

Markus Lessky said...

Thanks Peter!
Really nice little tool.
I am happy to have probably the first one in Austria!

Markus

Darren Hill said...

damn it, still nothing in England....

HighSpeedTROUBLE said...

@jody - HA!!! You wish!!! Don't you think if there were some way to do that that we'd ALL be doing that?????