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Bottle opener, smartphone kickstand, headphone wrap, cm/in measurements, 15mm wrench, screw driver, nail file, and more!
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The Silverback

Multi Tool and Minimal Wallet
Multi Tool and Minimal Wallet

Hey Kickstarter! I'm Adam and my father Patrick is featured in the video above. We're here to introduce our new project-The Silverback!

The Silverback is a refreshing alternative to your average multi tool. Our credit card-sized design possesses 12+ functions and fits discretely in any wallet or pocket. The Silverback also doubles as a stainless steel minimalist wallet, featuring a 3/4 in elastic band allowing you to firmly secure 0-6 cards, cash, headphones, keys, etc.

Story:

As a college student, I needed a multi tool that could travel with me anywhere. Other multi tools I used were either too bulky or so heavy that they caused discomfort when carried daily or they were so weak that they didn't perform their essential intended functions. The Silverback was made to revolutionize the multi tool. The Silverback is made from 13 gauge stainless steel making it thin yet strong enough to tackle any task. 13 gauge stainless is the thinnest stainless steel that can perform all 12 functions without bending or warping. Other multi tools are made from thinner metal (14-20 gauge) to reduce weight and for cosmetic appeal resulting in the tool becoming warped after a few uses. We designed the Silverback to last forever. The Silverback possesses 12+ functions; a minimalist wallet, bottle opener, smartphone kickstand, headphone wrap, nail file, 15mm wrench, inch ruler, centimeter ruler, key ring hole, box opener, pry-bar and flathead screwdriver, and a belt loop attachment, which individually makes your every day easier.  Each Silverback comes with one 3/4 in elastic band, transforming the Silverback into a minimalist's dream. Attaching your cards and cash to a 12+ function multi tool takes the Silverback to a new level.

Production Process:

My father Patrick and I began designing the Silverback months ago. We started with a simple design featuring a bottle opener, a smartphone kickstand, and a millimeter/inch ruler. After our first prototype we knew the Silverback was much more than your average multi tool. We spent countless hours designing the Silverback to ensure the perfect middle ground between strength and utility. Fitting all 12 tools into the dimensions of a single credit card was the most enduring stage of the production process. After redesigning the Silverback numerous times, ensuring that all tools perform their intended functions without warping or bending, we began finalizing our design. We then found local contractors in Southern California to produce our Silverbacks.

Made in California:

Every step of this project has been local, from cutting the steel to sewing the elastic bands. By backing this project you are also backing local businesses. We pride ourselves in American business and hope you do too. Keeping the production process local also ensured us complete control over the project as well as the opportunity to create friendly relationships with our contractors!

Patrick and I in the shop!
Patrick and I in the shop!
In the machine shop!
In the machine shop!

Personalized Silverbacks!

We're excited to announce we are now offering laser engraved Silverbacks! Add $3 to the original cost and personalize your Silverback to say anything you want! Personalizing the Silverback makes for an unforgettable gift with limitless potential or the perfect business card. Your clients will fall in love with the utility and style the Silverback provides! Laser engraving your personal information on your stainless steal Silverback ensures professionalism and esteem everywhere it goes. The custom engraving allows you to give clients or loved ones something useful they will use everyday! A business card with 12+ functions makes you the person to be working with! After our funding date we will send you a survey to find out exactly what you want lasered into your customized Silverback!

Faqs:

  • The Silverback is made from .090 (13 gauge) stainless steel, making our design thin without substituting strength or the personal security of your cards. 
  • Measuring 3.31 inches long and 2.13 inches wide, the Silverback is the size of your average credit card, fitting everywhere your card does.
  • With Utility in mind, the Silverback weighs less than 2 ounces, making it appear weightless in your wallet or pocket.
  • Made in the USA (Southern California) 
  • The Silverback was inspected and approved by TSA. 

The Silverback fits in every wallet!
The Silverback fits in every wallet!

Functionality:

1) Stainless Steel Minimalist Wallet (Each Silverback comes with one 3/4 inch elastic band. Firmly secure 0-6 cards, cash, headphones, keys, etc, to your Silverback. The stainless steel acts as a protective shield when placed between your cards and a RFID scanner)

2) Smart Phone Kickstand (Insert any card and transform your Silverback into a Smart Phone Kickstand.)

3) Bottle Opener (Never leave home without one.)

4) Headphone Wrap (Start living tangle free.)

5) Nail File (Laser Cut Nail File.)

6) Nested 15mm (9/16) Wrench (Average Bicycle Seat Bolt.)

7) SAE 3-1/4 Inch Ruler and Straight Edge (Measures up to 3 1/4 inches.)

8) Metric 8 Centimeter Ruler and Straight Edge (Measures up to 8cm.)

9) Key Ring Hole (Never lose your house and car keys.)

10) Box Opener (Opens boxes swiftly.)

11) Pry Bar/Flat Head Screw Driver (Designed for the real dirty work.)

12) Belt Loop Attachment (A quicker way to access your Silverback.)

Support and Rewards:

Now, this is where you come in! The Silverback is almost ready for the final production process and we need your help! Our hope is that you'll love our multi tool as much as we do and pledge your support to receive one of the very first Silverbacks. Each pledge goes directly toward the first order of official Silverbacks! After our funding date we plan on having your Silverback cut, lasered, and at your door in 3-5 weeks. Each Silverback comes packaged as seen below! If you want the best multi tool in your pocket check out our rewards to the right and order your Silverback today!

Thanks for your time! 

Adam and Patrick

The Silverback fits and ships in a standard envelope!
The Silverback fits and ships in a standard envelope!

Risks and challenges

We chose local contractors in Southern California to ensure that everything runs without a hiccup from start to finish. The Silverback is a Father/Son team effort and we have complete confidence in our product and in our ability to accomplish our goal!

Video Music: "Poserslave" by Hisko Detria (http://hiskodetria.bandcamp.com/)

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    Receive one Custom Laser Engraved Silverback and one Silverback elastic band!

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