Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Gadget lust.

I have gone on at length before about that sexy piece of pocket jewelry that is the Prybaby. (Someday I will own one of Atwood's awesome pocket gizmos!)

I know I have mentioned that two of the handiest things I own are my Leatherman Micra and my Leatherman Juice KF4.

The Caspian Pocketsmith II's that I've given friends were big, big hits.

Basically, I loves me some handy little gadgets.

And pocket knives? Don't get me started. I once paid more for a pocketknife than I did for my first car. They really are like pocket jewelry.

But you'll pardon me if I think that a small Sebenza makes a far better "intelligent statement of style and independence" than this thing. (And how is one supposed to assert independence by aping "Hollywood's A-List actresses"?)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Pistolsmith rocks. Highly recommended.

Just last month at gun skul I got to play hero in fixing several guns of fellow students.

It was just the thing for tightening the sights on my shotgun that someone . . . ummm, yeah, someone forgot to tighten before class.

Shootin' Buddy

4B said...

Thanks a lot! Now I have to figure out how to pay for a Prybaby once they're available again.

Hmm. Excellent gadget vs. averaging up my price per round by paying too much for ammo?

Advantage=Prybaby

Anonymous said...

"There is nothing on earth a fifteen-year-old boy will not do for a pocket knife."
--attributed, unjustly, to
Marlene Dietrich

Tony said...

Those Prybabys sure look nice!

...But what, exactly, does one do with one? Okay, I can see that it has a bottle opener. The wave on my pocket knife works as one too. And you can pry with one. But can you pry any more than with a multitools flat screwdriver?

They are very pretty, but I'm just not seeing the point in one. Anyone care to enlighten me?

Tony said...

Ah.

http://www.atwoodknives.com/home/14773071.php

Pretty much what I use my current multitools screwdrivers for, in other words. :)

Tam said...

Yes, except you don't have to unfold anything or worry about damaging pivots.

I look at it as a handy, portable gizmo to handle all those chores that I shouldn't be using my pocketknife to do, plus opening bottles. :D

Linoge said...

Curse you for showing me those things... now I might have to actually get one, and my wallet is already giving me dirty looks...

Tony said...

...I should worry about damaging pivots? รต.o The thought hadn't really occurred to me. :P (Busting the end of the screwdriver, yes, but then again these days I carry a ByrdRench and new flat head hex bits are something like 50 Euro-cents each. :) )

And did I mention already that all my pocket knives have the wave feature so they work as bottle openers? :)

Tam said...

Every time I tried to be cool an open a bottle with my Emerson Commander, I busted my knuckles. :(

OTOH, you can wow the room by using the lanyard loop on the butt of a 1911. I can't remember if Art or Johnny Guest taught me that little trick, but it's why I put an S&A lanyard loop MSH on my '66 Colt. :D

Overload in Colorado said...

Gerber has made a tool like the Prybaby, the Artifact. MSRP is just under $15.

http://www.gerbergear.com/index.php/product/id/325

I almost picked one up, but I remembered I carry a lefty Prybaby XL on my keychain.

J.R.Shirley said...

That's horrible. And wrong. It's um, hong, I guess.

shooter said...

I've got a spare Prybaby somewhere in this house. Probably covered in rust by now, but you're more than welcome to it (gratis) if I can ever find it.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna put a lanyard on my LaRue bottle opener. As a Texan, that pocket bling appeals to me.

Brian Dale said...

Yeah, but can you "...carry around a vial of [your] fave perfume..." in your Sebenza? Huh? Canya?

{ducks}

Tam said...

"Yeah, but can you "...carry around a vial of [your] fave perfume..." in your Sebenza? Huh? Canya?"

It'd be too hard to get the Hoppe's No.9 into the durn thing anyway...

Sigivald said...

I am intrigued by the idea of a knife with a sewing kit in it, though.

Anonymous said...

Far be it from me to stand between anyone and micro-prybar, but County Comm has some similar pry small fry...and there's always something useful being touted at the EDC forum - a good source to find prybabies when no one else has 'em. Don't neglect the oldie-but-goodie S&W keychain/pocket screwdriver.


http://countycomm.com/

http://www.countycomm.com/widgy.htm

http://www.edcforums.com/