Crazy-Simple Prototype…

This idea may get stolen…

But I’m going to put it out there for you anyway. 🙂

Pretty obvious what it is – but I’m still going to tell you.

It’s a clip for hanging your keys (or whatever you like) off your jeans belt-loop, or bag or rucksack or whatever you like.

Here’s how I started designing it – and the end result:

 

titanium-clip-1

titanium-clip-2

titanium-clip-3

 

I am certain this prototype is going to be too “stiff”.

And by this I mean it’s not going to be easy to compress (because of the strength of the titanium) and clip on and off. But, it’s aesthetically pretty good – and so I’ll start from there and work backwards on this one.

The prototype should be ready at the beginning of this coming week.

Stay tuned!

  • Bob Lukach says:

    Nice, clean design and will be very functional. Looks like another winner Magnus!

  • Ben says:

    I will definitely be getting s few of these if it works out

  • PR Taylor says:

    Oh nice. I’ll be preparing my wallet then!

  • Joe w says:

    Yea I like the look of this one.

  • klyph says:

    To have any strength a carabiner must clasp into its self. The gate must have a nose or a interlocking tooth closed gate strength is far greater then open gate strength. It will also prevent the biner from crushing or deforming if it’s jus for easy of carry design not having my 50 dollar titanium carabiner warp and crush during every day carry would be important.

    • Thank you for your comments Klyph.

      This would definitely be more of a belt-look/edc type product …as opposed to a full-on carabiner.

      I was hoping to make this out of one piece of titanium …and, as a result, a compromise has to be made on the solidness of the overall design (otherwise this clip would not be able to open).

      Funny thing is…

      I keep underestimating how strong titanium is. I have a bunch of various “failed” prototypes here that were just way stronger than I thought they would be.

  • William says:

    It’s just right, I think would love a polished one though, I’ll see what they look like when you get some completed?

  • Arion says:

    Don’t know if you’re aware, but someone else made one-piece titanium carabiners (more complex design though) – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1147070536/bauhaus-series-unibody-titanium-key-carabiner?ref=users You might find those interesting.

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