Thursday, April 04, 2013

Boo!

Hi Folks,

Spring is finally finding it's way to the Northeast. Today was the first day that didn't feel like a walk in freezer when you stepped outdoors and it's supposed to be getting steadily nicer as the days and weeks progress. I'm lookng forward to it!

OK, so, tonight I have some of those long awaited CPM 3v Steel Ghosts done. These are identical in design to the previous batches from several years ago. However, someone asked how they would be able to tell them apart from the older ones. The answer is, "easily"! I've been interested in some of the distressed finishes that have become popular with many makers in recent years so I decided to develop my own take on the heavy patina look.

These Ghosts feature a hand rubbed and oiled antique finish that is very attractive and I think it will prove to be extremely durable. If you showed these tools to a casual stranger who was unfamiliar with my work you would probably have little trouble convincing them that this was an heirloom tool transported straight from your great grandfather's workbench from 1935. And given the tremendous strength of CPM 3V powder based tool steel, your future great grandchildren will be enjoying these tools years from now. Of course, a little oil applied periodically will help that dream become a reality...3v is a pure tool steel so is more susceptible to rusting but IMO a dash of oxidation will further add to the patina and the charm.

Features include pry tip/screwdriver, cap lifter and 5/16 wrench, 1/4 hex opening, oxygen wrench for first responders and medical. They measure 2.5 x 1" and the thickness is just under 5/32.

The 3V Ghosts will ship with a nice little NiteIze clip and they will run $55 plus shipping. Let's keep it one per customer please as the batch is not huge. I will have a few more in the days ahead although they will be getting progressively shinier as the remaining pieces get retumbled and further refinished. These were just the ones I was able to get ready for today. In addition, there is an enormous batch of Generation 2 Ghosts already underway with some slight design changes so those will be coming in late May and June in both steel and titanium.

Thanks again for stopping in and Happy Spring everyone!

And these are Sold Out, thank you so much!








28 comments:

Arty Rhizhiy said...

My first ghost.. Spooky!

Nick said...

Bang!! Got one!!

David Megnin said...

Oh, these are very cool!

Thank you, Peter!

Jason Arnold said...

Just missed it :(

Punk Face said...

Other than the birth of my daughter, my marriage to my beautiful wife, and the day I was born, this is the happiest day of my life.

JMiner said...

Scored one. It's been awhile since I've been online at the right time to catch a sale.

infiniteloops said...

Yes!! My first atwood! Very excited :)

Ken said...

My first Atwood tool :)

Kyle Parry said...
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Unknown said...

Love the antiquing, can't wait to see it in person. Thanks, Peter!

Larry said...

watching most of the day, off to dinner and bam missed the chance.

etruax said...

Now I can give my raw bar ghost some time off.

David Spratte said...

Argh. So wanted to snag a ghost.

emark said...

Dang! missed it!

Easy Wind said...

3v...so sweet!

JP said...

I'm going to have to give up bowling to watch the blog...

TomK said...

Missed it. How about in Ti?

ChiefKeefe said...

Just missed it. I'm telling my son that he's walking to swim practice henceforth.

Murrrrrrrr said...

Missed it! oh well....maybe next time.

Peter - will the Gen 2 Steel Ghosts also be 3V?

allemander said...

Some day I hope to own one of your amazing tools.
Signed, anxious first-timer.

ironpony said...

How are you guys catching these sales?!

Nick said...

blind luck.

HighSpeedTROUBLE said...

Right place, right time.

Maybe one day, tools will be available in titanium again. :-)

Kemtitec said...

I think it wood be easier to get a Faberge egg than an Atwood tool. But not as rewarding.

Rick said...

The oiled antique looks very nice! Maybe I'll get to see it in person someday. :)

George Kaplan said...

LOVE the finish on these!

Darren Hill said...

Wasn't the crypto ti?

Arty Rhizhiy said...

I hope so!