Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Metric Tombstones

Hi Folks,

We're definitely in the middle of summer now. Warm and muggy here in the Northeast and I think the rest of the country is pretty much the same or worse. Hope everyone is staying cool.

You'll be happy to know that I just sent out a batch of CPM 3v P12 Mini Prybabies to heat treat. These will feature a rear pry grind and are very cute in addition to being very practical. In other news, the upcoming titanium Keyton run is almost done, just as soon as I can get a couple of free days to spend grinding and finishing them. Same goes for the Bermuda Minis which are sitting next to the Keytons on the bench...the upcoming 12Point tools and related 3Way series is also underway and I think you will be quite surprised with these very functional compact tools.

Today I have the first wave of Tombstones done. These are the metric ones, made of CPM 154 and are exactly the same footprint as the first batch of Tombstones that I made a couple of years back. In fact these were cut at the same time, I started working on them but never finished them up. Finally got around to it this spring and I decided to add a traditional V notch to them which dresses up the tool very nicely indeed. The metric wrench set is odd numbers only, 5-11mm, and this is the last of the older metric wrench pattern that I will be making, having switched to the more inclusive set that you have seen in the recent Metric Mini Prybabies.

The Tombstones have my classic tumbled finish which is the most long lasting and best wearing finish for steel tools IMO. Expect to see a few stray machining marks and surface grinding marks on these tools. They add character and let you know you're holding something USA made by a real maker rather than some soulless tool that was cranked out in a Chinese factory.

A subsequent wave of SAE Tombstones with V notch will be coming this week once I do the final finish on them and package them up.       

Metric Tombstones will run $60 plus shipping and the link to purchase is below. Thank you AS ALWAYS for stopping by today and I hope you're having a great summer so far!

Metrics are gone for now, thank you again everyone!



Chris said...

SCORE!!!!! Been wanting one of these for a very long time!

retrosurfer1959 said...

Nice and steel even or auper steel lol Im so happy

Unknown said...

Damn always late....

Unknown said...

I like the way the v-notch adds versatility. Well done Peter.

Andy Batfish said...

Great photo. Looks like a rushfoil/croton, such interesting, colourful leaves.