Atwood Knives Back in Stock Soon

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Peter Atwood, creator of many of the popular multi-purpose tools at Atwood Knives, has just posted a small update saying he’s getting over his illness and should have a new batch of tools for sale later this week.

This morning I will be getting a big load of Crawdaddies, Bottlebugs, G2 Mini Prybabies (all righties) and A51 Mini Keytons into heat treat and hopefully have them done for Friday or Saturday.

Atwood’s multitools, unlike the common flip-out models, tend to be made from just a single piece of metal with various nubs that enhance the functionality. For instance, the “Mini Son of PryThing” above has a prying tool, a blade, and a bottle opener, wrapped with a simple cord around the hilt that is easily replaceable.

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17 Responses to Atwood Knives Back in Stock Soon

  1. jburris says:

    thats extremely pricey for what it is in my opinion having several damascus steel knives and several high end knife maker blades. the size issue of my small leatherman is not an issue to me and it does alot more than all of his tools combined.

  2. Scrappy says:

    I have a couple of Atwood’s tools. My favorite is the prybabyXL, I carry it always and use it frequently. It’s a tool and my worry beads in one. Yes, the $$ was high, but having something unique, useful, & handmade by a fellow human is worth every cent…. Keep on making great stuff Peter !!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Kinda spendy for a sharpened church key. I think I’ll stick to my little Swiss Army knife.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yeah but… 95$! C’mon.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hehehe…well, at least it looks like Peter put a stop to that profiteering activity that was going on. That is a good start.

    Heh.

  6. Anonymous says:

    “OK” quality? Don’t kid yourself.

    You’ll probably find more satisfied customers than unsatisfied ones.

    Practicality and Price are not synonymous. It may be expensive in your P.O.V., but to others having one of his tools is priceless.

    One can hardly justify paying so much for a tool, but what about watches? Some are expensive, usually cost more than an arm or a leg, but they all tell the same time.

    Besides, you can never beat the quality of a custom made product. The best products in the world are usually custom made.

  7. Anonymous says:

    It is perty, but it would be much more practical if it didn’t cost 150 bucks.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Yeah. The stuff is ok quality, but he only makes like a handful at a time. Then a select few people buy them and resell them at outrageous prices on several forums.

    It’s a crock. I have found other solutions for my bottle-opening requirements.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love the PryThing, does it come with a leather sheath or something? I’m too accident prone to carry something like that around in or out of a pocket. I’d be julienned in 5 minutes!

    http://www.theskinofmyteeth.com

    David B.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Ridiculously expensive..go for a Gerber knife instead.

  11. ralphleon says:

    First I noted the 150 dollar price tag… then while debating the probability of forgetting the “mini” knife on my key chain while flying, I noticed they were already sold out.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Not to diss these entirely (they appear to be intelligently designed and very well made), but there’s a point to multitools and pocket knives in general that Atwood may have missed. It’s the pocket.

    Any blade that I’d feel comfortable putting in my pocket (or on a keyring, which may also go in my pocket) is not sharp enough to be useful. Any blade that is sharp enough, I want to have a folding handle or some other protection mechanism. Separate sheaths appear to accompany some of his blades, but so far I haven’t found information or images to suggest they come with all of them.

    I’ll stick with my Victorinox Cybertool.

  13. Skep says:

    The tool seems a lot more practical when you read this:

    “Comes with a kydex sheath that is set up for neck carry and can also be slipped in a pocket or carried on your keys.”

    Once you add the Kydex sheath to the mix the tool starts to sound interesting.

    There are some one-piece tools that don’t come with sheaths or come with ineffectual ones. I’ve never been fond of the idea of carrying unsheathed or poorly sheathed sharp tools around–I have a dislike for cutting myself.

    However, once you add the sheath to the mix the tool bulks up and becomes as big as a mini folding multi-tool like the mini Leatherman tools. This isn’t to say that a one piece tool doesn’t have some advantages, only that the bulk of the sheath makes the size and bulk more similar.

  14. ralphleon says:

    … but thankfully will be getting more “Friday or Saturday”. I need to read more and stop simply looking at the perty pictures.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Just curious… Where does one place their thumb when opening a bottle of beer with this gadget? Woops!

    -BK

  16. Diego Montoya says:

    “Enhanced functionality” but no moving parts? Just the thought of it has me nervously clutching my Byrd Multi-tool. Call me “old fashioned” – no, wait….

  17. Anonymous says:

    Joel I now officially hate you – I’ve been waiting patiently for months for Peter to have stock of the thing I want available so I could order one. Yes just one. And now you broadcast him to the universe. If he doesn’t hire a team to help him now I’ll never get an order in.

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