jewelry

For tools.  I mean… wrist tools:

0:15 – Lake Minnetonka :P

0:20 – Tricky tricky Leatherman… “Here in the kitchen…” and I was like OH NO THEY DIDNT LOL… then I saw she had tools, so it was like a role reversal messing with gender norms.  Well played gentlemen…. uh I mean people.

1:14 – LOL oh lawd that watch makes my heart hurt.

Leatherman-TreadIt’s all fun and games until some nefarious person disassembles an airplane seat, and re-assembles it with parts of their laptop, shoe, and some used chewing gum… making some sort of MacGyver’d decepticon which brings a plane down.  Are you insured for that Leatherman?  heh didn’t THINK so.

I’m sure it will be on Leatherman’s website sooner or later. You can’t go wrong with some of their regular multi-tools. I have a Leatherman Wave I keep in my range bag.

<--- He's like "sniff my fingers bro" Thoughts?  Would operate with?

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A short demonstration of their lethality:

Come-And-Take-ItThese things are likely in cartel hands by now, being distributed to nefarious characters worldwide.  That cannon assault ring loophole is killing our youth, we have to ban them before another life is lost.

Thoughts?

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Semi-acceptable at first glance I suppose:

BRZN is a collection of bullet casing jewelry. The bracelets are made with .22lr bullet casings, colorful camo paracord and wire. Each piece is handcrafted with a combination of new and sustainable materials to create something rugged, fun, eye-catching and different.There are over twenty styles of paracord available in two bullet casing colors.

A couple of .22LR brass casings, some paracord with a bendable wire inside for rigidity.  Meh… if you like the look not bad right?  Sure until you look at the price: $49  I shit you not.

Lets break down the costs incurred by this enterprising young man (from Chicago no less):

  • .22LR brass (free unless you’re an idiot)
  • 6″ of 550 paracord (worth around $0.05 at retail price)
  • 6″ of bendable craft wire (I’ll generously say this is worth $0.05 as well)
  • Miscellaneous item that keeps wire inside the .22LR brass (I’ll give this a generous estimate of $0.10)
  • Labor (Heck lets be generous again and say this guy’s time is worth $60 per hour and he can do one every minute… so labor cost per item is $1)

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Total Cost: $1.20

Yea that’s a $1.20 cost (but likely much less) on a $49 item, and to add insult to injury he won’t even ship the damn things for free.

Looking at his Etsy sales he has sold 25 of these since his store opened on September 6th of this year.  Now that’s not a lot, but I wouldn’t exactly call it a complete failure either considering he pulled in $1225….. $1195 of which was profit.  That’s a decent amount of beer money (or in his case possibly a few cases of low fat coconut water infused with chai extract and lingonberry vapor.) *slow clap*

Head over to his Etsy store BRZN for the goods.

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Benji Madden commissioned it for his brother and fellow rocker Joel Madden:

The band they are from is called Good Charlotte.  I’m not going to hate on dudes that wear makeup, because if that’s your thing then do it… but I still gotta chuckle at the ridiculousness of it.  That said, I’ll support a guy that wears makeup and is into guns any day.  The joke is on me anyway because those guys have got more chicks than I’ll ever even talk to.  Joel Madden in fact is married to Nicole Richie.

Jeweler to the stars Ben Baller is the man behind the diamond paved bullet pendant.  I’ve been following Ben for quite a while and he does some really nice looking work.  Cocky as hell, but he earned that right and can back it up.  The video is actually the 3rd episode from his new reality show, where each week he ices out a different celeb with something custom.

$3000 seems awfully low for something like that, but I guess Ben did say toward the middle of the episode that he was just trying to do a bit better than break even because Benji is his friend and it’s for the show.

Thoughts?  Would you rock that pendant?

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A custom bedazzled pendant made for a Glock fanatic:

I’m not sure how big it is, but I’m willing to bet it’s not the size of an actual Glock case.  

Custom made by Touch;  You can contact him if you want one. He might even be able to make you that bedazzled double Deagle you always wanted.

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For those that are not familiar with the Jeff Cooper “Handgun conditions of readiness”

The 5 conditions are:

  • Condition 0 – A round is in the chamber, the hammer is cocked, and the safety is off.
  • Condition 1 – Also called “cocked and locked”, this means that a round is in the chamber, the hammer is cocked, and the manual thumb safety is on.
  • Condition 2 – A round is in the chamber, the hammer is uncocked.
  • Condition 3 – There is no round in the chamber, the hammer is uncocked but a fully loaded magazine is inserted in the mag well.
  • Condition 4 – The chamber is empty, the hammer is uncocked and there is no magazine inserted in the mag well

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