On the subject of shin tools, I've never understood why so many people flip out over the lower ends of the tools. Sure, the Visual Dictionary shows 'working' tools, but come on. You never see the bottoms of the tools any other exhibit shots or movies.
As I understand it, weren't the VD tools made that way just so they could add more pictures in the book? Does anyone really that that 'survival' knife is going to be able to cut anything?
I made mine out of the actual Paterson photography pieces, so they're not resin. I just never felt a need to construct working replicas. Once, I did convert a screwdriver into a shin tool, since I needed it to change my 9V battery in my old amp system.
I've never had anyone come up me at a convention and say, "Hey, great costume, but let's see yer shin tools."
Do these things get presented between Fetts at other cons? If someone challenges my shin tools, am I not 'with it' if my tools are only half-done?
For those that have the complete tools, I apologize. I applaud you for your creativity, I just don't understand. Getting old, I suppose...