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The Capricorn seamlessly integrates an essential, yet underexposed tool, the hook, into a sleek design that is pocket worthy. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on July 29, 2014.

The Capricorn seamlessly integrates an essential, yet underexposed tool, the hook, into a sleek design that is pocket worthy.

About this project

**Proudly made in the USA**

The Capricorn is not designed to be a pocket tool – it’s designed to be a pocket companion.
 

Unlike traditional pocket tools, the Capricorn’s design focuses on the use of hooks, allowing it to be used in a variety of different ways to suit your lifestyle. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced multi-tool user, the Capricorn will prove to be a vital addition to your everyday carry.

Design

The Capricorn’s proprietary design is centered around three hooks. However, to increase functionality, these hooks are integrated with useful tools.

  • Main Hook - The largest hook at the bottom of the Capricorn can attach to your belt loop or a backpack and help suspend other items. It can also be used as a handle while the other hooks are being utilized.
  • Pocket Clip/Hook - The pocket clip makes the Capricorn easily accessible while suspending your keychain to prevent an uncomfortable clump at the bottom of your pocket. The pocket clip can also be utilized as a hook for items such as bags while the main hook is used as a belt loop or handle.
  • Bottle Opener, 1/4" Hexagonal Wrench, Mini Hook - The mini hook, being wide and shallow, is intended for more temporary tasks such as lifting a hot pot or dutch oven off of a stove or fire. Additionally, this hook doubles as a bottle opener, and the ¼” opening can be used as a hex wrench for standard quarter inch bits.
Attached to a belt loop
Attached to a belt loop
Attaching items to a backpack
Attaching items to a backpack
View of the flared pocket clip
View of the flared pocket clip
Bottle Opener
Bottle Opener
Hex Bit
Hex Bit
The Capricorn is made out of Grade 5, 6AL4V titanium, the same material used in airplanes, surgical implants, and golf clubs. Due to it’s high strength and low weight, this material is ideal for strong hooks and clips while remaining unobtrusive in portability. At just a little over 15 grams , the Capricorn weighs less than three quarters combined. Additionally, the corrosion resistance of titanium means humidity and sweat will not affect the material. This makes the Capricorn a resilient and low-profile tool you can take everywhere.

Weighs less than three quarters!
Weighs less than three quarters!

Some people have mentioned that they are afraid their keys will come off the hook. Given the design of the hook, that is possible, but unlikely. In our tests, the Capricorn will retain a keychain throughout every day use. Here's a video testing the security of the hook: 


Finish

After the manufacturing company finishes producing the Capricorns, we will personally hand finish, inspect, and test each one to make sure the tool is perfect for you. The Capricorn in these images is the exact same as the one you will receive. We guarantee our tool to be free from defects caused by material or manufacturing. Should such a defect occur, we will repair or replace the tool at our discretion.

Options

You can purchase the Capricorn in a variety of options:

Standard Titanium
Standard Titanium
 
Anodized Yellow
Anodized Yellow
 
Anodized Purple
Anodized Purple
Anodized blue coming soon! Check the updates!
UPDATE: Anodized blue is here!
Anodized Blue
Anodized Blue
 

Colored with titanium splash
Colored with titanium splash
Blue with Yellow Splash
Blue with Yellow Splash
Blue with purple and yellow splash
Blue with purple and yellow splash

Purple with yellow splash coming soon! Check it out in the updates!

Here it is! 

All three double-splashed options!
All three double-splashed options!

Quick note on Titanium Colors and Splash:

It is very very difficult to portray titanium colors as they appear in "real life." The simple fact is that the exact hue of the titanium depends on the light source and angle. Here's a quick example: 
Anodized Blue reflecting light
Anodized Blue reflecting light

Notice how "electric" the blue seems? This is with the titanium reflecting sunlight back at the camera. Now, here's the same set-up, taken less than a minute later. Nothing has changed except the camera angle. 

From a different angle
From a different angle

This time, the piece appears a lot darker, and almost purple in hue. These pictures of the pieces try to represent the colors as honestly as possible, but given the inherent color variation in titanium, camera used, and your computer screen's color rendition, we cannot guarantee the piece you receive will match the screen's color 100%. They'll look very close, and will look the same under specific lighting conditions. It's just how titanium is. This is just a quick notice because we do not want to disappoint anyone due to differences between their expectations and actual color portrayal. 

On a more positive note, the "splash" effect is done so that every single piece is random. Your splashed piece is inherently unique due to the process. That being said, it is impossible for us to duplicate the splash patterns, so the pieces shown on screen will have different patterns from the one you actually receive. We aim to splash each piece with the same "amount" of splash, although exact patterns will be different. 

Who are we?

You know how many kids want to “prove” themselves? To show they’re independent, can take care of themselves, and so on? Well that’s us and that’s this. We are two high school graduates about to go to college. And this? This Kickstarter project is our attempt to prove that we can design, create, market, and distribute a finished product. This is our endeavor to prove not only to ourselves but the world that we can hold our own. With your help, we can prove to ourselves that we can conduct business and succeed in the real world. This Kickstarter campaign gives us the opportunity to manufacture a more professional design and create something outside of our current abilities.

How can you help?

Backers are essential to any Kickstarter project. As high school graduates, we have always dreamed of developing an item to help aid other people in their daily life. With your contribution, we would be able to make our dream a reality by allowing us to produce the Capricorn in bulk. You can also show your support for us with a $1+ donation. We would also be grateful if you could share our project with friends and help us reach a wider audience. Thank you!


**DISCLAIMER: We are not responsible for any damages or injuries caused by the tool.**

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter project, and we know that some people might feel uncomfortable with our lack of experience. That’s why we've taken steps to ensure this project is as risk-free as possible.

What you see here is the finished, final design. The tool in the above pictures and video was cut from the same sheets of titanium, by the same manufacturer, using the same design, as the actual production run. This means the above tool is the exact same as the one you’ll receive. We feel this nearly eliminates all risk in design and creation, because all that is required to begin production is to order titanium and inform the manufacturers of how many pieces to produce. As stated earlier, we are hand finishing and inspecting each piece to make sure it is perfect for you to use when it arrives.

As for distributing the Capricorns, we will ship them starting with our Early Bird backers, followed by the rest of our backers. Once the campaign is successfully funded, pieces will be promptly manufactured, finished and inspected, anodized and splashed (depending on what you ordered), and shipped not long afterwards.

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FAQ

  • While we can't guarantee your keys will stay on your Capricorn no matter what, our testing shows that keys will be retained by the Capricorn through ordinary EDC usage. The reason being when used in the methods demonstrated, the gap will always be at the top end of the Capricorn, meaning the design will work with gravity to keep your keys where they should be. Here's a quick youtube video to show the retention of the system. https://www.youtube.com/watch…

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    Thank you for your confidence in us! We truly appreciate your contribution to our project and goals.

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    Early Bird! Your standard titanium Capricorn will be shipped in the first batch! Shipped free anywhere in the US!

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    Standard Titanium Capricorn.
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    An anodized Titanium Capricorn in your choice of gold, purple, or blue. Free shipping in the US!

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    SPLASH! A splashed Titanium Capricorn in your choice of gold, purple, or blue anodizing, with a natural titanium-colored streaks. Free shipping in the US!

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    DOUBLE SPLASH! A splashed Titanium Capricorn in your choice of purple or blue, with streaks of yellow or purple. Free shipping in the US!

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