Hello Stiletto Friends,
I hope that business is going well for you folks. Unfortunately, I do not work in construction, or really have any need to buy tools such as you make, but as a gadget junkie and titanium lover, I can appreciate the things you make and I wish I had a use for them as they are very cool.
I wonder though if you have ever considered doing a line of titanium kitchen type utensils. I know it is a bit different from what you manufacture now, but I believe that there would be a market for such things both in the private and commercial sectors.
I think that titanium has many attributes that would make it ideal in the kitchen as well as the construction site. For example: the strength to weight ratio, the durability and fatigue resistance, the lack of metallic taste transfer, low heat transfer rate, high corrosion resistance when exposed to acidic/caustic/saline foods or washing solutions, hypoallergenic properties, low maintenance/care... the list goes on. Plus, it's really cool.
It seems that with the influx of cheaply made kitchen utensils these days that disintegrate after a few uses, high quality titanium tools could be a great market to corner. Knowing how they would last, I'd buy some, and I know plenty of other tool lovers who would too. Scoops, spatulas, grill forks and flippers, tongs, meat tenderizers, pizza cutters, measuring cups, etc. I definitely think it would be something you guys could do really well.
I am curious if you have ever considered this sort of tool line, or if you ever would in the future. Thanks so much for your time, and I hope that you are able to continue making neat things from my favorite metal for a long time to come.