I just acquired some more pocket tools to compare with the Atwood MSOPT. These are called Toucan's and are made by Jared Ryan. He refers to these as keychain tools. They are 154CM steel that has been bead blasted and tumble finished. The Kydex sheath allows access to the bottle opener and pry-tip without having to remove the tool from the sheath. One of these has a right hand chisel grind blade and the other is a dual ground Wharncliff blade. There is one more similar type of tool that I am attempting to acquire and once I have done that I hope to do a comparison between all of them.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Here is the Atwood I recently acquired. Nice handy piece to have around if you don't have the best tool for the job, kinda like a Swiss Army Knife. The job specific tool is what you want but if not at hand this will do the trick;
These other pieces are a R J Martin Overkill and a Bob Loveless Mini Wilderness. R J makes one of the best flipper mechanisms out there. Won the right [via drawing] to purchase this piece at the New York Custom Knife Show (NYCKS) last month. Regarding the Loveless, Bob is a legend in the custom knife world, his pieces are highly sought after. This Mini Wilderness with Burl Ironwood handles and the rare signature logo is a cool piece, very hard to find. I acquired it via some trades also at the NYCKS.
The R J Martin and the Loveless will go up for sale on my site in the next week or so, the Atwood i'm going to hang onto and play with awhile. Stay sharp.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Last night I purchased an Atwood MSOPT (Mini Son of PryThing) off the USN (Usual Suspect Network) forum. Probably paid too much but I really wanted one to check out. I think it will make a good little EDC (Every Day Carry) piece with great utility; can opener, open boxes, prytool, etc.. I'll likely post some pics when it comes in but here is a picture from the Atwood website.