Limited edition gripper...

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  1. Odd

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    I know some of you guys are wild about limited edition stove related stuff...
    Let me dangle this little tidbit under your noses :
    red_cruddgripper.jpg

    Ah, I thought you'd raise an eyebrow, or three. ;-)
    I've secured one for myself, and as far as I know there's still some around.
    /Odd

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    Sellers statement: Red pliers for your Trangia cook set.

    These pliers are anodized in Sweden with a unique method of surface treatment called CompCote®.
    This method is built up in a different way than conventional and hard anodizing and a polymer is
    added to the layer which increases the corrosion and abrasion resistance of the finished product.
    Each pliers is delivered in a case made from recycled felt
    • Excellent resistance to ultraviolet radiation and therefore retains its color much
      better than regular dip dyeing.
    • More durable than conventional anodizing layers.
    • Comes in felt case
    • Anodized in Sweden
     
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    z1ulike United States SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Nice. That red pot lifter will be easy to spot when needed.

    Ben
     
  3. snwcmpr

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    I like it.

    (Is it glow in the dark?) .. :)
     
  4. Larry_R

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    Now that's a pretty nifty pot holder. Maybe the felt case should have a little lock so your buddies won't 'borrow' the holder. :)
    REI used to sell a pot holder that had the jaws and the handle shaped identically to the image best I can tell, but it was not anodized and no holes in the handle. It was stamped with the REI logo. I'm still using mine but I must admit this one is tempting!
     
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    No.
    (Maybe that's the next generation...?)

    It's an ordinary Trangia pot gripper that's been done up uniquely.
    An earlier version of the Trangia gripper (decades ago) didn't have the lightening holes...
     
  6. Scrambler

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    Thanks @Odd.

    I love the idea, will probably stick with my plain grips...but...

    The photo seems to show a buildup of what looks like paint peeling above the hinge, as if this was a painted surface and there was not quite enough clearance when the jaws were opened.

    Have you seen a physical copy, and can you confirm the actual surface has the advertised characteristics?

    I can imagine all kinds of reasons the photo might have a glitch that the real version doesn't.
     
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    Well, that's more money wasted...

    Although mainly for the Woolpower slip as a more elegant anti-rattle solution!
     
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    snwcmpr SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Like this?
    Screenshot_20211028-043100_Firefox.jpg
     
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    That's it. I'm not saying it's an issue. I'm not saying I'm seeing it straight. I'd just like someone who has seen one to say it looks great. Like I say, a number of possible explanations, including a compression glitch interacting with the reflections.
     
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    Wont the polymer melt/burn in the flame / heat?
     
  11. Odd

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    Oh, sorry - I didn't see your questions / discussions until today...

    Here's some more pictures of my gripper - as all anodizing it's on the very surface only
    and one can see an aluminium coloured line where the upper handle stops opening when
    reaching the surface of the lower handle part. Doesn't bother me - this gripper will be
    easy to spot in both snowy and ordinary green conditions...
    Cheers,
    /Odd
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    Thanks @Odd. She's a beauty.
     
  13. snwcmpr

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    It does look great.