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The Fly Pry
The inspiration for The Fly Pry(TM) Patent Pending design came about thanks to a broken zipper slide on my sleeping bag. This zipper slide was sitting in my toolbox for a few years until one day I was faced with a horrific encounter. A cold German beer and no bottle opener in sight. I was about to use a pair of channel lock pliers when this old, broken zipper slide smiled at me from inside the tool drawer. I performed a quick modification on the little guy and bam...instant bottle opener. This was my light bulb moment so I quickly hit the drawing board. The result was what is now known as The Fly Pry(TM)!
Originally designed to replace the zipper pull on your jacket or gear with something a little more useful. The Fly Pry(TM) is a titanium multi-tool designed to be as small as possible while still maintaining practical functionality. The Fly Pry(TM) has over 10 features in a package no bigger than a standard zipper slide. Not only can you use it as a zipper pull, but it also works great on a backpack, key chain, briefcase, neck lanyard, fishing vest, scuba gear...the possibilities are endless.
The Fly Pry(TM) is made from military grade titanium for its corrosion resistance, strong but lightweight properties, and not to mention cool factor. The Fly Pry(TM) is made right here in the USA. They are water jet cut by machine and then finished one at a time by hand in my shop. Chisel edge is hand ground to ~45 degrees. Sharp enough to cut boxes or open a tuna can, but not sharp enough to cut yourself.
Dimensions: 1.25"x.5" and 1"x.5"
**Titanium Split Rings - PLEASE READ BEFORE PLEDGING**
If you would like to add a titanium split ring to your pledge please see below:
Add the $3.00 to your existing pledge. Example: If you originally pledged $25, you need to change your new pledge to $28.00. Do not pledge only $3.00 as this will delete your original pledge. Just add the $3.00 to whatever amount is currently pledged.
Proposed Design Change:
A backer had suggested we change the round .125" key chain hole found on the King and Micro Fly to a hex shaped .125" hole. This will allow you to use 1/8" hex bits while not changing the size or overall look of The Fly Pry. A minor change, but the added benefit is one more additional function! Planned change is on the King Fly and Micro Fly only. Here is what it would look like:
Stretch Goal $25,000 - UNLOCKED! Bronze King Fly Pry
The New Bronze King Fly Pry will come in bronze with our stonewashed finish, which will give it a rugged, but classy look. This should be one heck of a classy looking Fly Pry and is surely going to be a popular seller!
Stretch Goal $20,000 - UNLOCKED! Brass Fly Pry
The new Brass Fly Pry will come in either a brushed(matte) or polished finish. It will be offered in the King Fly model only, which is our best selling model and has all 10+ features. Brass ages with a patina that cannot be duplicated and just gets better with age. Like titanium, brass doesn't rust and should last you a lifetime. We're trying to source brass split rings to go with them as well!
Stainless Steel Wire Key Ring: As a small "Thank You" for helping us reach our funding goal, every Fly Pry ordered will now receive a Stainless Steel Wire Key Ring!
It's a bottle opener...
Pulltab Lifter - No more broken nails!
Can Opener - Gone fishing, camping, or hiking and forgot to pack a can opener? No problem. Just use the chisel ground edge to cut through!
Scraper/Pry Bar - Use The Fly Pry for scraping, prying staples, thumb tacks, or brad nails. It's even sharp enough to cut open boxes!
Zipper Pull - Use The Fly Pry as a zipper pull on your jackets, backpacks, briefcases, fishing gear, scuba gear or tie it to your boot laces for a tool that's always there with you.
Hex Bit Adapter - Accepts 1/4 hex bits (flat head, phillips head, torx bit, star bits, etc) for repairs "On The Fly".
Key Chain Attachment - Features a key chain hole or just use the 1/4 hex bit adapter as your attachment point.
Box Opener - Sharp enough to cut open boxes, but not enough to cut open a finger!
Hook Screw Driver - Trying to screw in a plant hook or similar into solid surface may be a little difficult at times. We found the Fly Pry makes this task effortless by giving you a larger grip surface.
3 Standard Models in Titanium
We've created three different versions. You decide which suits your needs best. Our standard titanium models:
King Fly(TM) (Far Left): Has all the features
Micro Fly(TM) (Middle): Our minimalist design. Smaller - No hex bit adapter
Queen Fly(TM) (Far Right): No key chain attachment hole. Uses 1/4 hex bit adapter as your attachment point.
Available in Blue, Purple, Gold, Bronze, Green, or Natural
Standard Finish -
Either Bead Blasted (Matte Finish) or Stonewashed (Satin Finish)
Color Finish -
Titanium is hand sanded and acid etched before anodizing resulting in deeper, more vibrant colors.
Standard Version: Titanium - Type 6AL-4V Grade 5.
Limited Edition: Timascus - A patented process of corrosion resistant, non-magnetic, lightweight titanium Damascus, without the disadvantages of steel Damascus. Made from 2 or more different types of titanium alloy. A very exotic material that can run $100+ per inch! No two Timascus Fly Pry(TM) will be the same. Very unique and one of a kind. The photo below is of the first prototype. It is very hard to photograph due to the fact that every angle gives a different color and pattern reflection. Final version will be satin polished which will give the best pattern/color combination.
$20,000 Stretch Goal - UNLOCKED BRASS:
The new Brass Fly Pry will come in either a brushed(matte) or polished finish. It will be offered in the King Fly model only, which is our best selling model and has all 10+ features.
$25,000 Stretch Goal - Unlocks Bronze Fly Pry
Titanium Split Ring:
Each Timascus limited edition will come with a free titanium split ring colored to match. Additional split rings have been added to rewards section and are now available for purchase (NOT SOLD OUT). We are offering them in natural titanium finish or color anodized at no additional charge. Just increase your original amount by $3.00 for each.
January: Workout Concept, Initial Prototypes - COMPLETED
February - Prototype Revisions, Testing, Refinement - COMPLETED
April - Material & Manufacturing Sourcing - COMPLETED
May - CAD Design, Logo Design, 2nd Prototype - COMPLETED
June - Anodizing & Manufacturing Test Runs - COMPLETED
July - Launch Website, Facebook Page, Final Proto - COMPLETED
August: Campaign Launch - NOW LIVE!
September 2nd: Campaign Ends
Early-September: Surveys Go Out For Options/Color Choices
Mid September: Kickstarter Releases Funds
Mid-Late September: Order Material, Water Jet Cut Parts, Misc. Materials Ordered, Shipping Supplies, etc.
Early-Mid October: Receive All Parts and Start Production
Late October: Start Shipping First Orders
November: Shipment Of All Remaining Orders
IMPORTANT: Once the campaign is successfully funded you will be sent backer surveys that will ask you for which model, color, and finish you prefer. Do not worry about picking those at this time. Thanks again for your support!
If you somehow manage to break, maul, or damage your Fly Pry(TM) just send it in and we will take care of it for you. If you're not completely satisfied with it within the first 30 days of using it, just send it back for a full refund. I want you to love my "On The Fly" creations and if you don't, I want you to at least love my customer service!
The Fly Pry's(TM) used in most of the video and campaign photos are just prototypes. They've been abused, beaten, and tossed around, all in the name of testing. They were sacrificed in order to work out any potential issues during the different manufacturing stages. Poor things have been through a heck of an ordeal just to bring you the perfect multi-tool.
The final production version will be finished with deburred edges, acid etched for more even and vibrant colors, and just simply a nicer overall finish. While they won't be as rough around the edges as their brothers, they will be just as bad a**. I guarantee it!
If you have any questions about the Fly Pry(TM) or this Kickstarer campaign, feel free to drop me a quick note in the comments section below or email me directly at: sales@TheFlyPry.com. Please sign up for our Newsletter at: www.TheFlyPry.com so you can be involved in project updates and future On The Fly creations!
Thank you for your support!
The Fly Pry
Copyright 2015 - Gear On The Fly, LLC
The Fly Pry(TM) is Patent Pending and Trademarked by Gear On The Fly, LLC - All Rights Reserved
Risks and challenges
While unexpected issues can always arise, I consider myself well experienced in product development. The product that will be shipped out to you has already been prototyped with the same methods and vendors we intend to use for final production. This limits any unexpected delays in the release. My goal is to under promise and over deliver while guaranteeing that you will be pleased with your product!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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