Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mini Ti Pry Info Thread (click here)


Mini Ti Pry Info below:  Update Jan 21, 2016 Be sure to check out the new video by my friend Jeff Quinn from over in Dover, TN. Last video scroll to bottom. 

Shown above is the V notch "Dirty Brown package" by the mouse and above. This package is the Mini Ti Pry with dark olive 550 para cord and 10.5 volt khaki anodizing. Shown next to an unwrapped bead blasted pry tool for contrast. Please note this can change. This cord color is hot and hard to get at times. So if out I may sub but I will try to keep it close. Most of the time I have this color cord in stock. 

various cord I have in stock to wrap with. You pick it I'll stick it on there

More of the various multi color or camo cord or both
this is another good picture for color choices. Do note shading can be off from the pictures depending on monitors used to view them. I can get close is all so its just for a general idea only.

Already familiar and just want to reorder? Scroll straight down to the red print...

The mini ti pry is still being made. It runs $35 each via check or money order made out to Steve Rice
4006 Woodville Rd. Bartlesville, Ok 74006 or you can pay via pay pal to and I ask for $40 on the first with each additional being $35 if you use that method. Please keep in mind I'm a one man show with an item that sells fairly well.  No two of these are exactly alike.

These are made of 6AL-4V titanium 

Holidays slow me down some as things pick up. These are made to order real time in most cases, however I have at times taken pre-orders and made them in small runs depending on personal schedule. Max orders are now two per person per day please! 

The Mini Ti Pry. What is it? Perhaps "useful" describes it best. Simple, lightweight, convenient and handy.  These are 4" in length and 1/2" wide.. I have carried one of my own for a time now and mine is not wrapped. I use it for all kinds of things. My own personal titanium fingernail if you will. :-)

If I sell you one or two and you liked a particular aspect about them be sure to bring that up if you want it again or you get another unique piece. I hate routine and my primary focus is the grind thinness over the shape or look.  
At one time I used a service to cut these out for me where all were the same shape but when I went to reorder the prices had changed to do that again. To do that now it just added expense really to both of us. 

So I have gone back to the old way for how this started using scraps of titanium in uneven sheets to the thickness needed and cutting it out in strips the old fashioned way by hand on my band saw. So you are truly getting a custom order done up real time made here in the USA when you order. 

I can wrap these pry bars in para cord for you, it is included and even if ordered without cord wrap I still wrap them because they ship more reliably via first class mail that way. They are easy to untie once they arrive to you. When the post office has lost the packages in the past its been when they were really flat when I shipped them unwrapped and the post office tried to run it through as envelopes. 

Finish choices are stone washed or etched. I do not bead blast any longer. Sorry, asthma.  I can hand rub these out too but ask five bucks more! It takes a while. Once you chose one of those choices you can choose to have it anodized a color. 

These are all a pry bar on one end and a flat head screw driver on the other. At request I am offering straight bars as in flat unbent ones or bars bent on the pry end where I put the V notch.  

So, who buys these? Mostly it is the military and the target shooting fans and hunters to be honest. They can be made subdued colors or bright colors either way. They use them for ammo jam removal tools and chimney stack removal tools. They actually work well for that for anything though from 17 cal prairie dog hand loads to 22 LR on up to 50 cal or more.

 I know they work well for shotguns with non functioning extraction springs also.

 Also, these have been reported to make good investigative probes for working crime scenes or for digging around in places one would not want to go with their fingers. Some police officers have shared pictures with me of them holding up murder weapons and undergarments and other such things during such investigative work. 

In a pinch these pry bars can open boxes, pop tape, pry staples, lift water meter lids in the yard or hot pot lids in the kitchen, pop stubborn canned food pop tops or beverages for those wanting to save a fingernail and I've got some guys that use metal detectors, some 'diggers' as they call themselves that use these also for some extraordinary finds! 

In recent years many businesses have adopted no blade or no weapon policies in the work places. For those that either can't carry a knife or just don't happen to have one on them, they like the light weight (1/2 oz) and 'sheeple' friendly acceptance these receive in public places compared to pulling out a knife. 

I hear tell they are terrible on the insides of washing machines also so if you forget to remove the one you carry consider yourself warned!

If you need to contact me personally:  

Reminders for ordering. What I need to know to fill your order
1- Finish choice and or anodized color? I offer stone washed or etched for flat finishes and after either of these you can color the bar if you want?  Remember, I cannot get black or red colors
2-Do you want one straight as in flat bar? Or do you want a slight bend in the end of the bar? 
3-Cord Wrap color choice?


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