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Modified shackle key

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by Goliath, May 25, 2013.

  1. Goliath

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    Hi!

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    When shopping at a DIY-store, I came across a shackle key. I immediately noticed it could be way more than just a shackle key, so I started modding it.

    - I filed out four small gaps for the rubber o-rings, to hold the Philips bit in place
    - I slightly flattened the head so it's easier to open boxes, envelopes etc. with.
    - I added a simple orange paracord (gutted).

    It now has several functions:
    - Shackle key (obviously).
    - Bottle opener.
    - Philips screwdriver.
    - Regular screwdriver/box opener
    - Mini pry-bar.

    Cheap, easy and practical :)

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  2. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Very, very cool idea ... I'll have to check this out ... Thank you!
     
  3. Goliath

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    Glad you like it! It's about 8,6cm (3,3 inch) long btw.
     
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    That is fantastic! Thank you so much!
     
  5. kpag

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    Got the Shard. It's a kind of cool bottle opener, and thats about it. Oh well, back to the drawing board!
     
  6. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Dude! Thats awesome!
     
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    THAT... is pretty sweet!:D Great job!!!
     
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    Very cool

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    me wants! like the nice organic edges to minimize wear soft gear.
     
  10. Sachmo

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    Very nice. :)
     
  11. Goliath

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    Thanks for all the compliments guys! I've been carrying it for the last couple of days, and it's pretty neat :) Too bad it didn't come in Titanium ;)
     
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    That's really clever.
     
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    Minimal, not very flashy..........I LIKE IT!!!!
    Where did you find it? I don't think I have ever seen one.
     
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  15. Gollum24601

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    that is freakin awesome. where did you get the shackle key?
     
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  17. Goliath

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    Well, it's the same one but it's not made by Wichard. Mine was a lot less expensive.

    @ 95yjinpa,
    Like I said in my opening post: DIY store :) Probably available in nautical stores as well.

    I'm wondering... Would there be any interest in these? I could probably supply them in DIY kits, or make them myself (with less cosmetic flaws as this one ;)) and sell them along. Please let me know. If there's enough interest, I'll find out what it would cost.
     
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    I'd be in for one.

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    I am gonna have to make one if I can find the cheap shackle key. (Them Wilchards are pricy, but still cheaper than an Atwood.)
     
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    I'd be interested. The WIchard doesn't actually look like it has the flat end for the key portion; might just be Amazon's pic.
     
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