Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New product: NanoSlider Duo

Following the Nanoslider Solo, here is a dual vial sliding bead for paracord projects, bracelets, lanyards and hand loops.

The NanoSlider Duo is available in a wide range of materials and finishes at http://shpws.me/pPty

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Torpedo Lantern mk2 Sign Up Sale (CLOSED)

Second SUS, and another one-off Torpedo Lantern!

(Peter Atwood Wrunt not included)

This lantern is 3D printed in Shapeways’ new “Matte Black Steel”, which is a patina’ed Bronze infused Steel. I really like the rough and gritty look it gives, and have put on an oxidized split ring to match. The bottom is tapped and has a small hex screw so it is possible to change the vial. The lantern has 9 pretty large windows to expose a lot of the vial.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Torpedo Lantern - Sign Up Sale (CLOSED)

Hi everybody.
I've done some experimenting with lanterns using set screws to allow users to comfortably install and replace the tritium vial.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

We're doing a give-away on our Facebook page. This is a very limited edition "Scary FlatBead", with Cyber-Bob (aka "Hannibal") on one side and a brand new Zombie-Bob on the other.
This bead is cast in solid Brass in a one-off mold from a 3D printed wax master and polished smooth.


The bead will include a total of 6 tritium vials installed.

The give-away will close at the conclusion of Halloween (yes, when the entire world has begun November), so head over to the Facebook page and sign up. You can sign up once for yourself and once for a friend, who must be tagged properly in yout post.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

TritTags now available in Brass

The TritTags are finally available in brass -a long awaited material option. Choose raw brass if you want to rough it up -maybe add some patina- or polished brass for a silky smooth surface.

Brass is selected as a materials option on the regular TritTag G1 3XL sales page

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Another breed of TritTags

I've had a lot of requests for a lantern with the original "portholes" from my first TritTag prototypes and decided to work that design into the shape I used for the "latticework" TritTag.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Bling for him: Tritium-illuminated cufflinks

Hot on the heels of lady-bling, it'd be a shame to forget some man-bling. These are cufflink lanterns that are sure to attract attention.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bling for her: Gold droplet with glowing hearts

Shapeways coming out with the 24K Gold plated Brass material did spark a lot of creativity in me, so I've spent some time designing and testing out some new products.

Friday, August 23, 2013

TritBit: Bling for captive bit tools

Here's a fun little lantern -a simple, hex-shaped rod that fits perfectly in captive bit tools like the Atwood Bedbug, Superbug, Weevil and lots more.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

NanoSlider Solo

NanoSlider Solo with Peter Atwood Bedbug

We had a lot of good feedback on the Bob beads and the TritToy, so we thought we'd make some more unique lanyard/paracord items.
The Slider Nano Solo can be used as a cord slider (to make a wrist loop), as a regular bead, or as a creative element in paracord tying. It has a slot for a 1.5x6.0mm tritium vial

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Finally: A TritTag in the wild!

It's finally ready for sale; please welcome the TritTag 3XL! A characterful lantern for your keychain, the TritTag 3XL accomodates 3pcs 3.0x22.5mm tritium vials.

Friday, July 26, 2013

A crossed Bob

Crossed Bob in 3D printed Stainless Steel on a Peter Atwood Chigger

Say hello to Bob's newest face! Crossed, Spaced-out, Jolly Roger -call it what you want.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Good news: Happy Bob

Bob the flat bead is back, and this time he's ... happy? That's right: here's a happy bead for those good days in life, or maybe to cheer you up on a rainy Monday.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Say hello to Bob the flat bead

Meet Bob the flat bead. No longer just angry -this is Cyber Bob. A totally unique bead for your lanyard, a bead with attitude.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Installing tritium vials in the FlatBeads

Installing vials in your FlatBead is very simple. Lay it down and take a peek inside

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

An angry bead

The first product to come out of the f5 Designs x Renegade Productions collaboration, the Angry FlatBead is lanyard bling out of the ordinary

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Here's a fun little lantern to spice up your paracord projects. Available in a wide range of colors, both in metal and nylon. Vials can be easily swapped (depending of how deep you "bury" them in paracord, of course) and do not need adhesive.

The lantern takes 2 "XL" size (3.0x22.5mm) vials, can be purchased from Veleno Designs.
Colors, prices and ordering info can be found here. When ordering, it is wise to specify that you are purchasing vials for a Renegade Productions product. ;)

TritToys can be purchased here: http://shpws.me/oae0
Please note that you will need 2 items in order to make one lantern.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Introducing... the TritTags!

So what do you do when you've developed a craving for a really bright tritium lantern and there are no-one to be found that fits the bill?

Don't get me wrong -there are a lot of really nice lanterns out there, but they were all either very expensive or quite unobtainable due to low production volume and high demand. My solution was to make my own and since I'm no metalworker, I chose one of the coolest manufacturing methods known to man: 3D printing. After posting a picture on the Atwood Toolbook, I discovered that there were a lot of desire for a low-cost, readily available lantern. So I thought I'd share.

TritTags are holders for tritium vials, designed to fit on a split ring to help you locate your items in the dark.

This is my 1st prototype, shown next to a raw bar finished Wrunt from Peter Atwood. I have tweaked the design a bit since this stage, but the format is similar.

I have a few of these out for testing by people I'd call EDC connoisseurs. If they are happy with them, the design will be for sale very shortly.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

TritTag Nano available

I was going to release these after the weekend, but demand from a certain facebook group convinced me to speed up.

Please welcome the TritTag Nano. It's possibly the tiniest EDC tritium lantern on the market at this time, measuring 6.5x8.5x4.0mm. This lantern is for a 1.5x6.0mm tritium vial (also known as "Quantum DD size").

Before you order, please read the installation instructions

Quantity per customer: Buy as many as you want. Please buy many. :)

TritTag Nanos can be ordered here: http://shpws.me/nLyU
Tritium vial not included

Installing tritium vials

Tritium (pron.: /ˈtrɪtiəm/ or /ˈtrɪʃiəm/; symbol T or 3H, also known as hydrogen-3) is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. The nucleus of tritium (sometimes called a triton) contains one proton and two neutrons, whereas the nucleus of protium (by far the most abundant hydrogen isotope) contains one proton and no neutrons. Naturally occurring tritium is extremely rare on Earth, where trace amounts are formed by the interaction of the atmosphere with cosmic rays. The name of this isotope is formed from the Greek word "tritos" meaning "third".
(from Wikipedia)

Please read the Tritium Illumination article on Wikipedia to understand more about tritium vials. Check if possession of tritium is permitted in your country.