Last hours of our campaign!
Get LittleHammer now as it may be some time until we can offer them via regular retail.
LittleHammer: the point and click of nut tools!
LittleHammer delivers a percussive force to release stuck nuts, hexes, and RP's easily with one hand / either hand.
Thanks to our backers we'll be going into production having exceeded our funding goal in half the time, now the question is how far can we go!
Our plan for the first production run of 100 will be increased, and we'll be able to expand what we had planed to achieve. We will also be able to place the production orders early which will help with our fulfilment shedule, see updates for details.
Stuck nuts suck.
Stuck nuts = bruised palms, bloody knuckles, and stalled climbing.
Loading LittleHammer is easy, especially one-handed.
Hook it onto something and pull back the brass weight. Put it into position against the nut and release.
As simple as that.
Whether you're using your dominant hand or not, LittleHammer will work flawlessly. You’ll never get pumped trying to hack a nut out; nor need two hands to remove a nut again.
LittleHammer excels when dealing with RP’s and other micro nuts that are hard to dislodge being too small to strike accurately.
Of course, LittleHammer can be used for all the usual nut tool tasks like levering and hooking cam triggers too.
Not just nuts can be saved.
The hook on the handle end of LittleHammer is for reverse impacts to get aid gear out: beaks, tomahawks, and peckers. Short video below. No other nut tool can perform this function. We've also had good results experimenting with stuck cams using the reverse impact on each cam lobe. (More on this in update 2).
Highest quality materials and craftsmanship.
LittleHammer is the heavyweight of nut tools: laser-cut from 2.6mm (7/64") stainless steel with a brass impact weight and stainless steel spring, it will last in all weather. Designed for years of hard use in trad or aid climbing; simple Allen screw assembly means it can be disassembled easily to be maintained for a long life of service.
LittleHammer will be manufactured close to home — Central Victoria, Australia. This is an area that has a long history of engineering and innovation dating back to the gold rush. We prefer to manufacture locally to support our community, contribute to our local economy, and help retain these great engineering skills.
Our Kickstarter funding goal is based on a production batch of at least one hundred units. The efficiencies of this volume allow our fabricators to reduce the cost of the parts so we can offer the value reflected in our rewards.
85% of funding goes to the cost of production and postage, 10% goes towards fees, and 5% for media samples to help raise awareness.
We expect to retail LittleHammer for around AU$90 in the future, so getting one of this Kickstarter batch is good value; a reward for LittleHammer early adopters.
We'd like to thank Emma our climbing star, Stewart Carter and Cath South of People Pictures for the film, and all those who gave feedback on the campaign, especially: Terry, Alison, Andrew, Rod, Matt, Deb, Jim, Mark, and Ben.
Thank you for supporting LittleHammer.
Your pledge and/or sharing our story with your climbing friends is the most generous gesture, thank you.
Risks and challenges
Prompt fulfillment is our biggest risk. Not knowing the final tally means the integration of our orders through local businesses is our greatest challenge. Fortunately, we have prior experience and relationships with the local workshops producing LittleHammer. We have chosen each local business specifically because they are experienced, accessible and will be easy to communicate with during this entire process.
The stainless steel springs are to be made to LittleHammer's specifications so we won't have an accurate timeline on these until we know the size of the order.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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