Titanium Belt-Loop Clip (Prototype)
It’s been a little while…
…since I showed you an actual, real-life-and-honest-to-goodness titanium prototype (…and that’s because I’ve been busy producing the TiTweezers™).
But I’m here now and want to show you something.
Truth be told:
I think I may have showed you this sketch a few weeks ago.
Regardless – here’s the sketch again…
And, as if by magic (although it’s not really “magic”… it’s a ton of time drawing, CAD design, water-jet cutting, hand-grinding and tumbling), here’s what it look like (sorry for the poor-quality photo – sitting in the coffee shop right now):
Here’s the Kicker:
It actually works pretty damn well.
Usually the first prototype I make is waaaaay off the mark (but that’s fine, because that’s what it takes) – but this little thing looks like it only needs a few changes.
The bad(-ish) news is…
I don’t know if I’ll actually make it – because I doubt it’s got enough appeal to enough people. But I thought I’d show it to you anyway. 🙂
One last thing:
The real problem with this one was getting the correct thickness, together with the overall shape, so that it would spring-back when pressed. But, like I said, it works well on this prototype with only minor changes required.
In fact, I reckon it would be a great product sold as a set of, say, five or six. Perhaps to be used camping and so on.
Oh, in case you’re wondering…
It is very, VERY strong – so, no, it doesn’t even come close to opening when you pull on it (with a ton of force) when it’s hanging/dangling.
And, even then – a final version would most likely include some sort of “catch” of “hook” like most carabiners have (I can explain if you don’t know what I mean :-D).