Wednesday, December 11, 2013

HangMan!


Happy Wednesday Everyone!

We're settling into a cold spell here in New England, bitter overnight temps and miserable chilly days. At least we're finally getting some sun this week.

Well, I've been scrambling to get some last minute projects done for the year. Today I have on offer a new design, something that I have been planning for quite a long time. The HangMan is a neat little keychain accessory that allows you to hang your keys from a belt loop, or use it as a pocket clip to suspend your keys or other gear in your pocket. I've given this idea a lot of thought and tried many versions out to arrive at one that satisfies me both in action and in form.

The HangMan is made of .160" thick titanium and measures 2 inches x 1 inch, so it is small and unobtrusive yet still feels very beefy. The aggressive grip allows for easy retrieval. I have thinned one side in order to give a very slight spring action, quite stiff but with just enough flex to be able to comfortably slip over a belt loop or pants pocket edge while at the same time preserving considerable strength. These have an attractive stonewashed finish and are a perfect complement for a working tool. If they prove to be popular I will do another run with anodizing and maybe stamps, etc. But these are all plain stonewashed for now.  

The HangMan hooks will run $40 plus shipping and the batch is reasonably sized so I'll make it a two per customer limit. The purchase link is below. As ALWAYS, thank you for stopping by and I hope everyone is having a warm and safe holiday season so far!

Please note: The US Post Office is a little bit slow right now due to the enormous holiday mail volumes. In addition, this year they have rerouted mail to different facilities due to their cost cutting measures so sometimes tracking shows incorrect or strange locations. Don't worry, delivery might take a day or two longer than usual but everything HAS been getting there eventually so please be patient. ;)

Wow, first wave is sold out! Thank you so much everyone!









18 comments:

Hugh Walton said...

"First wave sold out." Will there be another wave? I HAVE TO OWN ONE OF THESE! :)

Thanks.

Kemtitec said...

I think I got one.
Merry Christmas to my self.

Jake Dog said...

My first Atwood score! Looking forward to many more.

Nicholas said...

I must have one of these! I will have to watch the blog carefully. Really, I could use one of these daily.

B said...

Yet another winning design, thanks Peter!

axolotl9 said...

Now that is a pretty cool gadget! But what we all want to know is...
Can it be used as a bottle opener? :)

trevitrace said...

Curious which strider that is. The clip/screw configuration is throwing me.

Peter Atwood said...

Thanks so much for the very kind words and for the enthusiastic response to these!

It's an old school AR.

Jen Hauer said...

Are you making anymore of the HangMan? I would love to get one for my brother-in-law for christmas, it might be too late i guess?

TRUCKLVR said...

Wow Already on ebay for $90

654248 said...

just got mine, and it's a little jewel, as expected - i haven't really dealt with titanium much -how much should i worry about bending the thinned down part? - thanks

(i'm not trying to imply anything negative here - maybe you can edit this comment to ask the question better)

Peter Atwood said...

Thank you! Not to worry, it is extremely strong and it would take an awful lot to bend it without significant additional leverage.

Mark Lindeman said...

Make more! Soon!

Beej11 said...

Yes, please do make more soon. I'm new into collecting the Atwoods but now addicted. Must be faster and check Planet Pocket Tool daily. They make great Christmas presents (a way to spread the addiction!) The design and feel are amazing.

Jeff Kaminski said...

After carrying for a week or so, the HangMan has turned out to be a great addition to the collection. It can attach to molle gear as well as the pocket. If you missed the first wave, make sure to pick one up when available again. I would be interested in a steel version though, as I am not a huge Ti fan. No complaints either way though. Thanks Peter!

Jason Kersh said...

I am new to your work. I am impressed. I would definately be interested in one of these. How do we know when they are available? YOu link on the other site about how your sales works is dead.

Ryan Veater said...

Can't wait for the next round.

Slim Perkins said...

Me too!! I need this and a dreadknot BAD!!