Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hangman 2.0

Well, Happy 2016 Everyone!

I hope the New Year is treating you well. Mine started off a bit rocky with a nasty stomach bug but I'm long past that now and settling back into a nice work routine this week.

I still have a pile of projects left unfinished from last year and I will be working on those over the winter as well as a few new items. Those 3v steel Mini Wedgies (same thick stock as the T-Wrexes) are still lying on the shelf taunting me and I will have to start grinding those pretty soon. I still have a batch of Tombstones that need grinding and milling and hope to get them going in the next month or two as well as 3v steel P10 Metric Prybabies.

Then there are some brand new items. A newly redesigned and updated Termite in Krinkle Titanium is already cut and on the bench as well as two more textured ti tools on paper. There are a couple more bead variations coming as well. And for those fans of stamped and textured items, something completely new and different will be forthcoming later this winter if I can get it all working to my satisfaction.

Today I have the first wave of new Hangman tools. These little hooks have been one of my most popular offerings in the past year or so and for very good reason. They not only look cool but they are so handy to suspend your keys from the inside edge of your pocket. I hate having my keys and tools bunched up at the bottom of my pocket and have grown rather fond of keeping them tucked up towards the inside where they almost disappear into the crease of my leg.

You cannot imagine how many variations of this tool I have played with over the past three years. I tested sample after sample, at least a dozen, before finally settling on the existing design. So when I set out to update it I tried yet again to make a larger and more complicated configuration and finally concluded that you just can't beat small, strong and simple.

The new Hangman is made of thick Krinkle textured titanium so is more robust than the first version and of course they look fantastic as well. I added a little extra length at the bottom and ground a small pry tip, but they are essentially the same footprint as the originals. These are anodized a wide variety of colors, mostly solids, and there are some rainbows and color fades here and there too. If there are enough left for a second wave I will probably leave them without anodizing for all the plain vanilla fans out there. (You know who you are!)

The new Hangmen will run $65 plus shipping and it will be one per customer on them. The link is below...thanks again for your patience everyone and for making 2015 such a great year for me. Lots of goodies ahead for 2016 so stay tuned!

These are gone for now, thank you as always folks! :)










15 comments:

Jim said...

Welcome back Peter! Glad you're feeling better.

MichaelFine said...

I love that teal / blue colored one-absolutely gorgeous!

Sandy said...

I feel lucky just to get in on the sale..but would LOVE a purple hangman if at all possible. Great tool!!!

Liam said...

Didn't win Powerball but got an Atwood, I think this is better!

Eric Kimberlin said...

Love the updated design! Very clever indeed. Hope you're feeling 100% again Peter.

Geoff said...

Crazy, 10 minutes in and hangmen are still available. You caught everyone by surprise today. I am looking forward to seeing everything you will create in 2016 Mr. Atwood.

Arty Rhizhiy said...

awesome

d.aase said...

These look amazing Peter, hopefully I'll score one on the next wave!

bobby said...

I have been waiting so long for these and they look amazing! Thank you Peter!

Easy Wind said...

Those look real good!
Great hooks for flashlights too.
I keep a light hooked for easy access in our mud room for nightly walks with the dog.
And, so a new year begins...

John said...

Hot item 2.0 :-D

Happy new year less the stomach bug!

cao van said...

love it so much :)

Sandy said...

Peter....LOVE LOVE LOVE my purple Hangman. Thank you so much.

Lol Fail said...

Wish I could actually check this site when a sale happens; was waiting to get one of these for awhile now. Would rather give my money to Peter than people who double the price and sell them on eBay.

Maybe next time..

Peter Atwood said...

Well, as I have said a zillion times, if you would simply just drop me an email I may have an extra or two kicking around and you are more than welcome to it. Thanks.