Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SportWrench #4: The Prying Game

Hi Everyone,

We're having some nice warm weather here this week, but we could really use some of that rain they're getting down south. The drought is making my lawn look a little more like it does in August than what we normally see in June. Too bad the humidity has finally arrived though to spoil the comfortable evenings...

Well, much has been happening here lately and as usual numerous projects are underway. I have another batch of the Ragman hooks coming up later this week... I just sent a large batch of CPM 154 steel Tombstones to heat treat yesterday so look for those in about two weeks...and I'm about to start the grinding on a big batch of 3v steel P12 Mini Prybabies. Also there is a sizable batch of K3 Keytons in krinkle textured titanium that is well underway for mid to late July.

And that's just the tools. Also coming is the next round of Multi Grip beads and then a new bead design later this summer. Also, small tool fans rejoice because another tiny gem, the Bermuda Mini, in both steel and ti versions will be coming in July.

Today I have finished the fourth design in the ever evolving SportWrench series. This wearable wrist tool features a small 1/4-1/2" SAE wrench set, a dedicated 1/4" hex opening, oxygen wrench opening, and a 5/16 open wrench which doubles as a cap lifter. And, at the 3 o'clock position, where you would expect to see a watch crown , there is a large pry tip/screwdriver. On this model I angled the lugs a bit to make the tool more streamlined and give it an alternate look.

I know I will be asked this question so I will address it now. No, the pry tip does not dig into the back of my hand or my wrist. I have been wearing one of these for two months totally without issue. Now, if you wear your watch on your left wrist and you wear it close to your hand and the band is usually tight so that a normal watch crowns dig into your hand then yes, you may experience that with this tool. However, I recommend wearing it looser so that it is further back on your wrist and there will be no problem. Or wear it on your dominant hand like I usually do. Or, turn the tool "upside down" in the "Destro" style and that also will eliminate any possible issue.    

The SportWrenches #4 with pry tip will run $115 plus shipping and the link to purchase is below. It's a one per customer limit on them again, but this batch is a bit larger than the previous ones so I have more available this time. Thanks again for stopping by today and stay cool this week wherever you are!







11 comments:

Jim said...

Peter - I'm curious - have you been wearing this in addition to a watch? Do you think that's possible?

Peter Atwood said...

Thanks everyone! :)

Jim, I have been, but not on the same wrist.

Zoltan said...

Hi Peter.

This no. 4 sportwrench looks really interesting.

I'm very interested in the upcoming K3 Keytons. They sound like they might be a good 2nd tool to go on my key ring.

All the best with your making.

Andy Mason

retrosurfer1959 said...

Very nice Peter love the addition of the pry tip - thanks as always

Liam said...

Peter would you consider making a tool that is an add on to a watch strap? i've seen button compass add-ons for example, it could even be decorative like a flat bead? Your concept has so many applications can't wait to see what you come up with.
All the best,

Jim said...

This is probably the longest an Atwood link has stayed open!

Randall said...

Inreresting tool. As you come up with 5-6-7 et al, consider adding totally different tool sets. I would consider putting a couple on a band ala the Leatherman Tread.

Unrelated Q, Spanslides ever again? Severalguys on Strider page have never heard of them. Love black, browns and greens. Its a tactical thing.

Peter Atwood said...

Thanks!

The Spanslides were made a long time ago. Very unlikely to make more I'm afraid...

Randall said...

I didn't see the sold out comment. Any left?

Related comment, who makes and supplies your bands? I am looking for a 20 mm version if this excellent quality band.

Peter Atwood said...

Randall, yes indeed, I still have a few of these left. Please email me or send PM through Facebook. Thanks!

Yes, the bands are great, best quality I have found. They come from Natostrapcompany.

Randall said...

PM Sent