The Ti-pry tools as the name suggests are made of 6Al-4V (grade 5) titanium. Titanium is a great material to choose when creating pry bars because they are as strong as their steel counterpart while being 45% lighter. Another great property of titanium is corrosion resistance. With a pry bar I'm going to use it on things I wouldn't use my pocket knife or multitool. Poking, proding and exposing it to chemicals and nastiness that might do harm to a steel tool.
The pocket clipped variety of the Ti-pry comes in at 3.94 inches long and weighs a measly .95oz. The keychain edition 3.15 inches long and weighs .57oz.
I tend to gravitate towards shiny things with pocket clips so the standard Ti-pry has been my go to while the keychain edition stays on my work keyring. At first I didn't love the pocket clip but it's grown on me; the short clip made me nervous about it's ability to hold fast to my pocket. It's rode in my left pocket day after day with no mishap yet. Even though I would have loved a nice deep carry clip I feel the clip is secure.
The keychain version of the Ti-pry has a split ring and snap clip included in the box. This was a smart decision on TEC's part because so many manufacturers simply mill a hole in the end and want you to carry it on your keyring that way. When you do that you have to contend with your entire keyring (some rather large) and using your pry could be cumbersome. The snap clip allows the Ti-pry to dangle away from my keys allowing me to get a good hold on the pry. I also have the option to detach them from the keys if the situation calls for it.
The standard and the keychain Ti-pry both feature a milled area where your thumb rests and a recess underneath for your index finger. With so many flat prys this attention to detail makes using the prys super comfortable. The keychain pry has an additional function not found on the standard; a very functional bottle opener.
When it comes to the pry ends themselves, they are very smooth and rounded off on the edges. This makes them very comfortable but hinders some of their ability to bite when used in situations. I can use either pry to open taped boxes but that lack of a edge or tooth makes it not as effective. Both do excel at prying, not surprising huh? The angle of the pry head combined with the contoured handles makes getting under something and using it super effective. The keychain version has a little more lip to it's pry end to really get under things like soda tabs.
Last thing I want to touch on is the tungsten carbide glass breaker on the standard model. I personally have never had to use one before, but having been in a vehicle roll over I appreciate having one on me. The breaker also doubles as a scribe thanks to it's hardness. I definitely see this being used to mark something that needs cutting, scratching a measurement on something or marking a tool your buddies forget belongs to you. The only negative if there is one, is it can be sort of pokey when reaching into your pocket. Having this extra function available makes any discomfort forgivable.
Both the standard and keychain TI-prys make an excellent everyday carry for someone. The artisans at TEC Accessories show they're dedicated to creating tools that are functional as well attractive.