Friday, September 30, 2011

Peter Atwood - Knife and Tool Maker.


Peter Atwood has been making micro tools and knives 2000, and has quite the following.  His tools are quite interesting pieces of art.  Highly sought after, they often sell out in mere minutes.  They have become a hot item in the EDC world, which is where I first heard of him.  His tools often include bottle openers, wrenches, pry bar, and drivers.  His names for the tools are unique, Poltergeist, Pest, Prybaby, brewdriver, and larva to name a few.  Peter also make great whistles, lanyard slides, and great shot glasses.   He works wonders with the anodizing, making the tools look like lighting flashes or oils spills.   Peter has a unique way of selling his handy work.  He puts its as:

"New folks email me every week unable to figure out how to buy my tools. How it works is very simple. I make batches of tools and post them for sale on my blog in one of three ways:

1. If the batch is large I post a link from Planet Pocket Tool to a sale page on atwoodknives.com. The page is invisible to casual visitors to the website and can only be accessed through the blog posting. When the sale is over I remove the link.

2. If the sale is for One of a Kind or limited edition type items where there are only a few available (such as knives) I post a Sign Up Sale on the blog. When the Sign Up Sale is over I remove the sign up link and pick the Sign Up Sale winners.

3. I sell items directly to customers via email now and again. If I have something in stock I'm happy to sell it to you anytime, just email me."

I was able to score a Poltergeist about 7 months ago, and use it quite a bit.  Handy little buggers!

Link: Planet Pocket Tool.

1 comment:

  1. Oh good one. i think knife making is not a big problem but its too easy. as you mention. lots of flashlight Technics are necessary for this.

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