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Keychain Pics, the Fourth Installment.

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by cowsmilk, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Stormdrane

    Stormdrane Loaded Pockets

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  2. Sonorum

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    Light and easy to carry, it works as a complement to my other edc items. If my pockets are empty this will get me by. [​IMG]
     
  3. SOS24

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    With my new brass Griffon mini
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  5. Moshe ben David

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    ????????
     
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  6. Stormdrane

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    Dug the Gerber Shortcut multitool out of a survival kit/tin, where it's spent most of the years that I've had it, for a spin on the EDC keychain...
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  7. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Made this key fob yesterday.


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  8. Adahn

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    What's this?

    I've made a copper shopping cart key, etching copper is fun but the ferric chloride is becoming toxic waste :(

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  9. Moshe ben David

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    Hadn't seen this before. Is it Gerber's answer to the LM Micra? With scissors instead of pliers I'm guessing the answer is yes; so what advantages if any over the Micra?

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  10. Stormdrane

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    The Gerber Shortcut is a discontinued multitool, first produced around 2004, I think. There's a plier based version called the 'Clutch'. They're functional, but I see them as a step down in quality/performance compared with Leatherman's keychain sized tools, like the Micra and Squirts.

    I've had this one so long that I forget when I originally bought it, but remember at the time that I'd rather keep a Leatherman on the keychain and put the Gerber in a survival kit/tin, rarely taking it out. It works, all the tools do their job, but it is slightly larger than the Leatherman tools, and doesn't feel up to the same quality fit and finish, although it was less expensive, so I was satisfied for what I paid for it. ;)
     
  11. That Movie Guy

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    Wow. You've just inspired me to dig out my Clutch. I carried that thing for about a decade. Even before I'd heard the term "EDC".
     
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  12. TankerSpec

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    Just put this together yesterday. Since my Jeep isn't my daily driver, I made it it's own keychain.[​IMG]

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    Any chance of a parts list?
     
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  15. TankerSpec

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    Unfortunately, it's kinda one-off. The solid brass ring is made by Stanley, and was purchased at a local hardware store. The brass piece wrapped around the key started out as a solid brass hinge, which I cut and shaped. The shackle came on a brass lighter fluid container from eBay. The brass washer is actually the rim off a 45 acp shell casing which I cut off and sanded. As for the bead, the copper middle section is simply 12 guage wire which I wrapped around a punch, then filed and sanded the ends flat. The outer brass pieces were bushings from an old office printer. Hope that helps.[​IMG]

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  16. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Very cool! I just buy metal stuff an put them on a split ring!
     
  17. Aloxfox

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    Very simple, but I'm happy with it.
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    Simple is always better for me anyways:
    Orbitkey and detachable Ram key Fob:)
    BC
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