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mlehto
11-07-2012, 12:13 PM
Well like many here I have been looking at cool gear to add to my EDC setup that is not only cool, but practical. I have seen alot of different pocket prybars, and began a search for one that would work for me. Needless to say there are quite a few on the market.

My initial thoughts were to the VOX/Boker tool as it was a common and readily available option, but my plan was to wear it on a lanyard around my neck, and the Boker was quite long. I already had a Widgy in my car at all times so I didn't need anything too long for prying.

Anyways my search brought me to a few others such as the Schrade, and of course all of the Atwood options, but I am not a fan of Schrade, and I definitely wasn't going to spend the money for the Atwood although I still check his blog daily just to get the opportunity. ;)

Anyways somehow I found out about The TT Pocket Tools Chopper. This little gem was very reasonably priced, and shipped same day which was a nice touch. It arrived very quickly and I was impressed when I got it, although it was a little smaller than expected. This was a good thing however, as I was planning on wearing it as a pendant, and if not I can't stand a lot of bulky gear in my pocket.

Some specs:

Made from 3/16 thick (0.2" actual), heat treated, S30V Stainless Steel, the TT-Chopper Pocket Tool is made to last. This tool has been left with the raw bar finish top and bottom, milled angled face and hand ground box cutter edge then bead blasted.

Tools:

Twist Assist
Bottle Opener
Hex Bit Driver (1/4")
Pry Tip
Nail Remover/Wire Stripper
Screwdriver
Box Wrench (5/32, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8)
Box Cutter
Gripper

The size of this compact tool is just 15/16" wide x 2.25" long.

Anyways here are a couple pictures for you guys:

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy291/mlehtovaara/Snapbucket/3AEC99A2-orig.jpg

The pic from their site explaining the different tools:

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy291/mlehtovaara/Snapbucket/tt-chopper-rev-b-diagram.jpg

Anyways my initial impressions are very favourable. I don't have enough paracord at the moment for a neck lanyard, but attached a small piece for a pocket lanyard for now, and it disappears in the pocket completely. The tools are very well made, and much more ergonomic than most designs like it.

I just got it, and haven't used it much but it seems like a very useful piece of kit.

I will update after a few weeks, and give further impressions, but I thought this would help anyone who may be lookin for something similar. As of right now there isn't a whole lot of info out on this tool so this is a start.

A quick vid from Youtube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB1s3474Uog

Xtreme
11-12-2012, 04:05 PM
Nice, I'll have to pick a few of these up. Good stocking stuffers.

FlyingHigh
11-12-2012, 08:20 PM
and now i need a couple of these. :D

mlehto
11-12-2012, 09:24 PM
Really is a great tool.

I always have a knife on me, but often times it is a nicer one I don't want to damage prying, and such.

Hell, I have beat up the scales on my Delica just prying off beer caps, and I just picked up a Titanium UK Pen Knife, so don't want to have that happen to it. :eek:

So fat it works great for both pop off, and tight twist offs, and I have even used the pry tool to open a can of wood stain.

Works as advertised. ;)