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The Middleman - thirsty edition

The Middleman - thirsty edition 

I created The Middleman to have as many features as I could pack into one EDC “prybar” and make it for under $200.  My intention for this piece is to not only become THE Flagship NGMCo. everyday carry piece, but also the everyday carry community in general.  

In addition to what you may consider an “everyday carry” prybar, my intentions with the design include:

- a compact alternative to my personal favorite size of 5”, these measure 4.25”

- a hidden lanyard hole. (I personally carry a pry with the intention of it serving as an escape and evade tool, so a lanyard bead is an absolute must but I see a lot of folks use them “naked” so I wanted to sexy it up in that case.

- very wide scraper/pry tip.  I use my Prys as a scraper more than anything else so this is important to me. I also made the edges of the tip with a micro chamfer, so also scraper capable on the tip sides. 

- grippy!  The circular pattern machined on front and back creates the grippiest NGMCo. pry yet!

- monolithic in hand feel.  The purpose of the extra wide pocket clip, which is recessed into the body, creates the most hot spot free prybar out there.  

- widened & enlarged “notch.”  You will immediately notice a departure from previous “bottle opener” designs from me.  I made 6 prototypes of only this aspect to make the best cap lifter out while simultaneously improving the use as a 1/4” wrench.  

Middleman Specs:

- Designed, Machined and finished in a one man shop

- 6al4v Titanium

- Length - 4.25”

- Width - .74”

- Thickness - .27 body / .34” clip + body

- microblast / stonewash finish

- NGMCo. fastener machined by Tactile Turn

*when I make and release batches of these, they are $190/ea.