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I just can't seem to help myself. I am still working on one design but wanted to start another. This time I wanted to try something different. My goal with this is to have it water jet or laser cut from steel and then I would finish the pry myself. This should allow me to make a super affordable pry bar that still is of high quality.

Like most of my designs, I am leaning towards a boxy style with a bunch of functions. I have added a nail puller to the end of the pry (a much-requested feature on the Traveler). Thanks to some input I have a curved edge on one of the sides of the pry which will allow for a variable flathead screwdriver. The other side is going to be sharper to be a nice box or package opener. On the top side of the pry, there will be an opening for a lanyard and a built-in clip. My hope is the built-in clip can also function as a bottle opener (because why not?) but I need to test it in steel first.


I am honestly in love with this design so far and can't wait to try it out. Like always let me know what you think as there is always room for improvement.

At GondekEDC I feel strongly that you need to continue to build and develop products to grow. I have learned so much so far in the items I have created and I always have an itch to make something new. This specific pry tool I am working on has been on the back burner for a while but its time for it to make its debut.

Nothing fancy yet as I only have plastic prototypes but I am really liking the design so far. I want it to be different enough from the Traveler so I went with this very snakelike shape and design. Unlike almost every other product I make this will not have Benchmade spaced holes for clips. I know its crazy, but for this one, I am building it into the pry tool itself. That also allows it to be used as a key dangler. Another big difference, and a requested feature for the Traveler, is a nail puller on the end. What's great about this design is I can keep a flat edge for scraping but still have the nail puller at the tip of the pry. Still an early design but I really like where it is heading. My current thoughts are to make this one in stainless steel as an economical pry option from GondekEDC and possibly expand into other materials in the future.


What you may notice looking at it is that the shape is similar to one side of the Leatherman Skeletool. Like the Traveler is roughly based on the Bugout, I went with a similar path here. I really enjoy similarities in my tools and it provides a familiar ergonomics to it.


As always, let me know what you think and I am completely open to feedback and ideas. Also, I have no idea what to name this thing. Any thoughts?




I have been thinking about what I am going to do next. The Index knife project was great, I am currently working on a brass Traveler pry bar, but I needed to model. I thought about trying to make a smaller keychain pry bar but couldn't get it started. I want all my products to be different, unique, and of course functional. I struggled with the unique aspect of it as there are so many small keychain pry tools out there.

Through the help of a friend I have met in the EDC space, the perfect keychain tool started to become a reality...as a "G". Once the G was established as the design it was full speed ahead. Multiple tool ideas were put into a small package in order to get a ton of utility out of it. Bottle opener, pry, scraper, box opener, hex opening, key dangler, and measurement tool just to name a few.

I have printed half of dozen plastic models and happy where it is. I am currently working on a stainless steel prototype to truly test it out. If all goes well it should be available in a month or two for about $20-$30. I really wanted to keep it lower in price as well as functional for a large audience. I am loving it so far and can't wait to get my hands on the metal version. As always, let me know what you think.

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