1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

Official NME Knife & Tool Thread

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by couch, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. couch

    couch Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    35
    Hi Everyone!

    I've been working on a line of pocket tools for the past few months. Primarily I make bicycle components and some firearm parts, but I want to branch out into the tools side of things for both.

    First up is a prototype titanium keychain/pocket tool.

    Bottle Opener
    1911 Bushing Wrench
    1/4" Broach
    Standard Tip Screw Driver/Pry
    Domestic 6Al/4V Titanium
    5/32" Thick
    2-1/4" x 1-7/16"
    100% Made In The USA (Old Towne Orange, California)

    I am making these myself at my home workshop. All milling is done manually, unless interest grows I may throw them in the CNC. Mainly showing this to see what you guys think and if anyone is interested. I haven't found a nice bottle opener/bushing wrench that I can keep on me, which is why I started making these.

    [​IMG]

    -Ken
     
    Last edited by couch, Apr 10, 2012
    nitrofein likes this.
  2. ATF

    ATF Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    2,845
    Likes Received:
    1,422
    That is majorly awesome! Send one up to me in Fresno :)

    Great job!
     
  3. Synaptic Misfire
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Synaptic Misfire Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    246
  4. defuse kit

    defuse kit Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,037
    Likes Received:
    2,035
    Oh dear god. If I still had my 1911, I'd be knocking down your door to get one. Hell, I might anyway. How much were you thinking of charging? Can you do a stainless version for way cheaper?
     
  5. velotech

    velotech Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    33
    That is very nice! I'm interested. It would make a nice necklace. You say you make cycling tools; one of these with a spoke wrench would be nice.

    Sent from my AT100 using Tapatalk
     
  6. Crash_Fistfight

    Crash_Fistfight Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    521
    I would be interested in a couple of those.

    The tool looks easy to use and compact.
     
  7. couch

    couch Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    35
    I plan to make a few other models, all in titanium, steel (possibly stainless) and aluminum.

    No price set yet, as this was just a proto. Shooting for around $50 for titanium, slightly less for the steel and aluminum.

    Here is another shot for an easy size reference.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. grayman

    grayman Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,899
    Likes Received:
    1,433
    As an avid 1911 enthusiast and beer drinker, I'd take one in Ti.
     
  9. Jordanmayphoto

    Jordanmayphoto Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    3
  10. dwong

    dwong Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    118
    nice, u have one for bicycle?
     
  11. sotto2

    sotto2 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    13
    I'm only interested in one if it's in titanium. Very nice. Thanks.
     
  12. couch

    couch Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    35
    dwong - I have one designed for a bicycle, that has a bottle opener, spoke wrench, tire lever and 1/4" broach for bits.

    grayman & sotto - they will be in titanium. I'll make a few other materials but titanium will be offered here first as this forum was a big part of the inspiration.
     
  13. sotto2

    sotto2 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    13
    I'll also take one designed for the bike if it's in titanium. Thx!
     
  14. MARKUSDE

    MARKUSDE Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    100
    I'd be interested in one if it's available for sale.
     
  15. RJNC

    RJNC Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    3
    That's fantastic! Do you have a website?
     
  16. Vinosaur

    Vinosaur Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great looking tool. Functional and something you would keep with you. I love my LaRue 1911 Dillo, but the "tail" section tends to poke holes in pockets. This is a much cleaner design. I would definately take one or 2.
     
  17. siliconphreak

    siliconphreak Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Very nice and clean looking design. Id certainly pick one up if available.
     
  18. ripstop

    ripstop Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice !

    Very nice work ! I really dig that, my CCW is a colt 1911. Please, how can I get one ?

    [​IMG]
     
  19. MatBlack

    MatBlack Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,957
    Likes Received:
    4,107
    That is really nice. I'd prefer stainless.
     
  20. allmost

    allmost Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cool idea and combination of uses.