Simple, Small Titanium Tweezers

​So here's another idea I'm toying with...

​Super-small tweezers.

​Yes, I know, you're thinking, "Magnus, didn't you just launch Titanium Folding Tweezers and the New Titanium "V4" Tweezers?"

Well ...um ...yeah, I did!

But bear with me here:

​What I'm proposing here is something simpler and, ideally, available at a lower price to you (because many people just can't justify $99 for tweezers - which I understand).

​I'm thinking of just a super-small set of titanium tweezers (still fully made in house, cnc-machined,...all that good stuff) ...but perhaps in a pouch or something like that.

​Basically, the concept is a pair of very small tweezers that can fit on your keychain - it really is that simple.

​The Folding Tweezers we are making are a similar size - but it costs a lot to manufacture because it's essentially three products in one (the main tweezers and then two "scales" that press together as the main housing).

​The tweezers I'm proposing here are ​basically a cross between the latest-and-greatest tips we have developed ...but small like mini TiTweezers we made around 5 years ago when I first started in the whacky world of titanium. 😀

​I'm thinking the tweezers will be something around the size of these on the right below (next to the leather pouch):

The tweezers on the left above are form the Folding Tweezers (to give you an idea of the scale).

​Here's how they would look in the pouch (the pouch is just a rough concept)...

​The idea with these is to make two different tip versions:

​Tip #1: Very pointy (like the current tips on the Folding and "V4" Tweezers) ...best for pulling out splinters.

and

Tip #2: A slight angle ...best for tweezing hairs.

One more thing...

In the last blog post from me I showed you a Hobby Blade Knife prototype and asked for your feedback. You gave me load of feedback in the comments and I REALLY appreciate that - thank you!

At this stage I'm not 100% sure I'll ​go any further with the Hobby Blade Knife ...as the response was average. Don't get me wrong ...I am happy about this ...because I don't want to waste time on a product that few people will buy - because there is always an opportunity cost (i.e. making an unpopular product costs the opportunity of making a popular product).

I've replied to almost all the comments from that last post.

​So, these tweezers ...​do I continue with them ...or ditch them and move onto the next product?

  • Vincent says:

    I already have these kinda small tweezers from your previous kickstarter and I never use them, preferring instead the flat tips of the Swiss Army Knife ones.

  • Per says:

    I have the first generation of TI tweezers and I am happy with them. No need for a new iteration.

    I use them mainly to remove splinters.

  • Jon says:

    I like the looks.

  • JD says:

    I’ve got two pair of earlier versions that do the job well, some non-slanted tip ones would be handy though.

  • Joe says:

    I have not purchased any of your tweezers. These I might. They sound to be the size to interest me; packable/pocketable.

  • Smilodon says:

    I think that they are too similar to the existing tweezers. If the price difference is substantial, it’ll just undercut the market for the more expensive tweezers, and if it’s similar, then I see little point in them.

  • Rore says:

    I like the idea. I also like the new folding ones, but I can’t rationalize the expense. A smaller keychain version would be handy especially with two different tips available, and being at a lower price point wouldn’t hurt.

  • Linwood says:

    I have a couple of your originals that were this size and honestly they excited me when I bought them but I always use the fullsize versions you made.

    With the new ones I have ordered from you ill have 8 of your tweezers…. I wouldn’t spring for these as the fullsize is small enough and honestly; perfect for all my tweezing needs

  • Kevin H says:

    I think this is a great idea. The only reason I do not have a pair of your tweezers is the $99 price tag.. I have come close a few times but then I always back out, If you would make something cheaper and smaller, I will definitely buy…

  • British says:

    I got two of the small tweezers from back then, and I do use them, almost on a daily basis.
    I’m not fond of how they “wobble”, but that’s not an issue with how I usually use them.

    That being said, I don’t need more of those in my life ^^
    I’m also always wary when it comes to sheaths/pouches, since they’re usually easy to lose (unless you have a way to fasten them on the tool). CRKT K.E.R.T. comes to mind.

  • John says:

    I like the smaller size and the flat tip options. I wouldn’t carry it on a keychain nor have a need for a pouch. If anything, they’d replace the stainless steel tweezers in my manicure kit and get tossed in the kit’s container. Instead of stand-alone tweezers since you’ve done many variations of it so far, what about a three or four piece manicure kit with tweezers as one of the items (or work towards that goal one tool at a time starting with the tweezers)? Most of the tools in those kits seem like they’d be pretty easy to design. I’d be really interested in something like that and would be willing to spend more on it. Plus it’d be fun to show off my full titanium Magnus manicure kit. Just an idea.

  • Greg says:

    Nice; I like this product. One point of feedback is to make the leather case more robust. And, you might be ahead of the curve if you go to a synthetic case that appears to be of beefy leather.

  • Ron says:

    I already have 2 and another 2 on the way. I am good.

  • Proforma2 says:

    I’d really like to see these coming as folding tweezers in a titanium housing since the original folding ones are really nice but just too long and big for my keychain (according to the pictures, the new ones seem to be quite a bit shorter than the original). In addition, I really like the “grippy” design!

  • Barry Niss says:

    Continue to make the tweezers.

  • Bizwiz says:

    I like the new smaller slanted tip tweezers. If the price is not outrageous I’ll buy at least one pair.

  • Richard Johnson says:

    Hi Magnus – my vote is to move on from the tweezers … the reason being that having tweezers with you might seem important, but then to use them properly you often need a mirror and/or a place to sit with plenty of light, and that does not occur often when you are out and around

  • John M says:

    I have purchased several of your tweezers and found them all to be too narrow. They want to rotate sideways when I squeeze them.

  • Prash says:

    If you’re considering designing other stuff, may I suggest the long requested fountain pen? 😉

  • Spencer says:

    Your prototype looks interesting. More in line of what I would look for in EDC tweezers, compact, affordable, good value, and usable. Thanks for sharing.

  • Andrew says:

    I’m not terribly interested in more tweezers, especially since you’ve had a fairly strong run of them recently. Have you considered looking at that twist pen again?

  • William says:

    Because I already own various tweezers — which I rarely use but really need when I do — I need a good reason to buy another pair: for example, if these fit in the slot for a 91mm Swiss Army Knife and were an upgrade in usability.

  • Brad says:

    Absolutely. The smaller size would be great for EDC.

  • Joe Z. Hougaard says:

    I some feedback you might be interested in regarding your designs for the hobby blades.
    I have the TiCut and i love the look of it and it looks perfect. The problem is that it is almost useless to use as a cutting tool. The reason being the design of the “holder” of the blade itself. Because when you cut something, and use moderate pressure, you basically make the blade fall out of the holder because the pressure forces the closing mechanism to open. So if you want to cut a cardboard box for instance, then you HAVE to tighten your grip A LOT og the TiCut, otherwise the blade is just gonna fall out.
    It also makes it super difficult to cut ridgid things because the blade isn’t “held fast” because the holder bends open.

    So in general I feel like this design with this kind og closing and opening mechanism is flawed, because the design itself is making the action of cutting super difficult.

    Hope you take this into account when you design the next set of hobby blade holders 🙂

    I still love my TiCut and keep it with me every day 🙂

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