I have always liked gadgets, especially when they are small and useful. I have a small collection of handmade tools along with some mass produced ones. When I started making knives I realized that I also had the capability of making a few small tools.
My first design the Prybuddy came out of necessity. In my day job I deal with a weather proof cabinet that is very difficult to open. It can be opened using your fingers but after/during recuperation from chemo my nails would rip/break. I purchased a mini prybar from an online source. This worked except for this tool had a bend in it causing my key ring to feel bulky. It was also just a prybar there weren't any other cool features. So I fired up the CAD program, delivered a file and some carbon steel to a friend that does laser cutting and out popped my first design. A key sized tool that included a prybar, bottle opener, 1/4" hex drive, and the rounded end was left with the laser cut finish to be used as a ferrocium rod scraper in a pinch. They are hand ground, heat treated, finished and the logo etched similar to one of my knives.
Post heat treat
I was contacted by one of my customers about what I called this tool (I didn't know there was a reason for this question). At that time I was calling it a tool, prybar, keychain, etc.(not very imaginative I know). I was not able to come up with a name that was satisfying so I told Matt that if he came up with a decent name I would send him another. Thus the name Prybuddy and the YouTube video below: