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The key organizer just revolutionized itself - 2 key organizers & locking tool in one - consolidate your everyday carry! - EDC
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The Mini Q 2.0 was born out of the need to consolidate your everyday carry. The goal? To create a compact yet rugged product with a refined touch. After mountains of crumpled sketches and mugs upon mugs of black coffee, we’ve arrived at something you’ll love—a minimalist EDC essential that combines your keys and locking knife in one sleek and innovative design.

Introducing The Q 2.0. This modern classic is the successor to the popular Mini Q. The Q 2.0 shares the same minimal and utilitarian spirit of the Mini Q yet boasts an array of component and design upgrades. You’ll notice a sleeker, more compact frame. The blade steel and hardware steel see their own upgrades to more rugged AUS8 and HT 416 Stainless Steels respectively. A slew of functional improvements including a slotted extension post for easy unscrewing and a one-washer design make The Q 2.0 just as enjoyable to modify as it is to utilize. And that only scratches the surface.

We’ve also had many requests from you ultra-minimalists who only carry 2-3 keys. We heard you loud and clear and would like to present to you, The Shorty. This frame lock knife features a lightweight construction and an ultra-compact frame that accommodates 1-3 keys. A common thread among our knives is minimalist design, but The Shorty may be the quintessential model that has completely trimmed the fat. 

Both the Q2 and Shorty lock strong and solid so your getting the full potential out of each tool and they are safe to use. No spinning or fumbling during use and the handle is designed to be used as a solid grip. 

These two sizes both serve their purpose, which is detailed below. But first, let’s have a look at each one. 

The Q 2.0 Satin // The Shorty Satin
The Q 2.0 Satin // The Shorty Satin
The Q 2.0 Stone Wash // The Shorty Stone Wash
The Q 2.0 Stone Wash // The Shorty Stone Wash
The Q 2.0 Bead Blasted // The Shorty Satin Bead Blasted
The Q 2.0 Bead Blasted // The Shorty Satin Bead Blasted

THE Q 2.0 vs THE SHORTY

Q2:

  • Holds 1-4 keys out of the box; can take 8 or more with extension posts

  • Bigger handle means greater grip and leverage 

  • Larger cutting edge slices through bigger tasks

  • Exclusively compatible with the Multi-Tool, which features a seat belt cutter, hex insert, flat head screwdriver, bottle opener, and scraper

  • Lock back design 

  • Fits small and larger keys and some European keys up to 67mm long

  • Large car keys and key fobs can easily attach and detach from the loop

  • Ideal for the minimalist that carries 4 or more various size keys and pocket knife

SHORTY:

  • Holds ideally 1-3 keys out of the box; but can take up to 5 with extension posts

  • Compact body can easily be stashed anywhere

  • Lightweight construction means greater mobility

  • Frame lock design

  • Fits beautifully with smaller, standard keys up to 59mm long

  • Large car keys and key fobs can easily attach and detach from the loop

  • Ideal for the ultra-minimalist that only carries 2-3 keys and pocket knife
EXAMPLE OF SOME KEY TYPES
EXAMPLE OF SOME KEY TYPES
Satin Finish
Satin Finish

 QUALITY:

The Mini Q 2.0 and the Shorty are designed with custom manufacturing without cutting any corners.

  • Hardened 416 stainless steel screws and grade 5 titanium which is light weight and durable
  • The quality is first rate each piece has tight tolerances and is meticulously machined.
  • Stainless steel machine posts and screws allow a lifetime of use.
  • Stainless steel lever mechanism is designed to withstand normal wear and tear.
  • Mini Q is made for daily use. Easy to change out any keys and blades can be changed as well.
  • It will hold keys with a hole diameter greater than 4mm and length up to 63mm for the Q 2.0 and 50mm in length for the Shorty.
  • Each piece has a top quality finish.
The Q 2.0 Stone Wash with Bottle Opener Blade
The Q 2.0 Stone Wash with Bottle Opener Blade

DURABILITY:

  • Extremely durable with a rust resistant blade that is resistant to dulling and can hold an edge.
  • Built to last - It has been tested - you can be 100% confident that your Mini Q can take a few punches.
The Q 2.0 Satin // The Shorty Satin
The Q 2.0 Satin // The Shorty Satin
The Q 2.0 Satin // The Shorty Satin
The Q 2.0 Satin // The Shorty Satin
The Q 2.0 Satin and Bead Blasted
The Q 2.0 Satin and Bead Blasted

 COMFORT:

  • Small, compact and ultra-light.
  • Rounded corners to ensure comfort and lessens wear on pockets.
  • It designed to use with a pocket clip - it's small and made to ride securely in your pocket without being distracting and will not weigh down your pockets. If you attach your key fob to the loop you will not notice any weight at the bottom of the pocket. 
The Q 2.0 Satin
The Q 2.0 Satin

 SHAPE:

With just the right amount of radius added to the outer corners for comfort and feel, the lower notch is also the optimal size for placing your index finger for good grip while using the blades. The notches on the backside are shaped for popping out the keys with flick of your thumb or index finger.

 CLIP:

Each one is design to be used with a clip; this eliminates any weight in your pocket.

PATENT PENDING LOCKING SCREW:

The screws are design to click in place with your desired tension. This eliminates the screw loosening from occasional dropping. In addition, a new longer lasting Nyloc coating is applied to all the threads. This resists turning on it's own.

The Q 2.0 Stone Wash
The Q 2.0 Stone Wash

PRACTICALITY:

The pocket knife is an essential everyday tool and your keys are something you carry daily. Consolidating the two only seems natural. Those of you that cannot leave home without a pocket tool know what I'm talking about.

  • Stops the jingle of keys; consolidates into one compact unit.
  • Slim locking blade (a blade that locks is much safer to use)
  • Easy interchangeable keys or blades.
  • Clip allows you to carry your keys with no weight in your pocket
  • Replaces your keychain with a productive tool.
  • Use it to open boxes or anything that requires more effort than your fingers. Cut, pry, pop and tighten…lots of uses.
  • Consolidates your pocket knife and your keys.
  • Flip out the tool or blade for instant access in time of need. They are handy and may get more use than some of your keys. You will soon discover that it’s now an essential part of your everyday carry.

Both the Mini Q 2.0 & The Shorty are simply fun to carry.

The Q 2.0 Satin with Clip Point Blade
The Q 2.0 Satin with Clip Point Blade
The Q 2.0 Stone Wash with Bottle Opener Blade
The Q 2.0 Stone Wash with Bottle Opener Blade

THE Q 2.0 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Blade Length: 2.3 inches Blade 
  • Body Length: 2.9 inches 
  • Tool Options: Bottle Opener Blade, Clip Point Blade, Multi-Tool
  • Grind: Hollow 
  • Blade Steel: AUS8 
  • Body Type: Grade 5 / 6AL 4V Titanium  
  • Hardware: 416 Stainless Steel 
  • Washers: Nylon
  • Weight: 2.6 oz (light yet robust) 
  • Dimensions: 2.95" x .95" with 4 keys .5" in height
Bead Blasted Q 2.0 with MULTI-TOOL Blade
Bead Blasted Q 2.0 with MULTI-TOOL Blade
The Q 2.0 Bead Blasted
The Q 2.0 Bead Blasted

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Satin Finish
Satin Finish
Satin Finish
Satin Finish
The Shorty
The Shorty

THE SHORTY SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Blade Length: 1.75 inches
  • Body Length: 2.35 inches 
  • Tool Options: Bottle Opener Blade, Clip Point Blade, and Screw Driver/Bottle Opener
  • Grind: Hollow 
  • Blade Steel: AUS8 
  • Body Type: Grade 5 / 6AL 4V Titanium Hardware: 416 Stainless Steel 
  • Weight: 1.6 oz (light yet robust)
  • Washers: Nylon
  • Dimensions: 2.35" x .85" with 3 keys .5" in height
The Shorty Satin Finish
The Shorty Satin Finish
The Shorty Satin Finish
The Shorty Satin Finish

CHOOSE A FINISH:

The Q 2.0 from TOP: Satin, Stone Wash, and Bead Blasted
The Q 2.0 from TOP: Satin, Stone Wash, and Bead Blasted

Bead Blasted: We use 2 different blasting medias to create a darkened gray finish that is tough and less prone to surface scratches. In addition, it has a matte finish that has very slight texture that sometimes aids in gripping the handle if moisture is present.

Satin Finish: Has a smooth surface finish with no visual brush pattern. It shows the bevels, showcasing the lines of the knife. Overall it provides an attractive working finish.

Stone Washed : Each handle goes through a stone washed process until the desired scratch pattern is achieved. The result is a nice, smooth finish with a speckled appearance when reflected in light. The advantages of the stonewashed finish is that it is pretty durable and does not show much wear. In addition, it has a micro texture that aids in grip. 

BLADES:

A fold out blade design, in addition to the lower notch and the flat spine offers you enough real estate for a better grip and provides adequate leverage for more difficult cutting tasks. Other keychain tools do not have sufficient length for proper cutting as they do not lock in strong and most importantly are not safe. In short, the blades are a reliable tool.

The shape of these blades are made to be versatile and very practical. Made to be highly functional, with both cutting and detailed work in mind.

Made with hardened AUS8 steel at 58-60HRC. In addition it will go through a cryogenic process which removes residual stresses and improves wear resistance. The cutting blades come with a hollow grind and very sharp right out of the box.

CHOOSE A TOOL:

The Q 2.0 tool options from TOP: Multi-Tool, Clip Point Blade, and Bottle Opener Blade
The Q 2.0 tool options from TOP: Multi-Tool, Clip Point Blade, and Bottle Opener Blade

1. Clip Point Blade - for the pure knife enthusiast

2. Bottle Opener Blade - Quiet Carry signature blade

3. Multi-Tool - no sharp edge but features a seat belt/rope cutter, hex insert, flat head screwdriver, bottle opener, and scraper (no sharp edge)

The SHORTY tool options from TOP: Clip Point Blade, Bottle Opener Blade, and Screw Driver/Bottle Opener
The SHORTY tool options from TOP: Clip Point Blade, Bottle Opener Blade, and Screw Driver/Bottle Opener

The Q 2.0 (Holds 2 -12 keys +)

Kickstarter Early Bird Price $58

Kickstarter Standard Price $68

The Shorty (Holds 2-3 keys ideally but will hold up to 5 keys)

Kickstarter Early Bird Price $58

Kickstarter Standard Price $68

Satin Finish
Satin Finish
Recessed Loop
Recessed Loop

 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MINI Q & THE MINI Q 2.0?

  • Q 2.0 is 2mm shorter and 1.5mm thinner 
  • Recessed keychain loop (Eliminated loop screw) 
  • Slotted extension post that allows for easy unscrewing 
  • Upgraded blade steel to AUS8 
  • Upgraded Hardware steel to Heat Treated 416 stainless steel 
  • Clip placement on one side 
  •  Smaller jimping (better thumb traction on blade) 
  • Patent pending locking screws, eliminates the screw from moving. Plus an additional new thread lock formula. 
  • Only one wave washer is needed 
  • 2 new tool options 
Extension posts
Extension posts
Small Jimping
Small Jimping
Consolidate Your Everyday Carry
Consolidate Your Everyday Carry

Patented & Patents Pending*

Risks and challenges

The funds raised from Kickstarter will allow me to create The Q 2.0 and The Shorty on a larger scale and offer it to the public at an affordable price. But I need your help to do it!

Everything needed to kick off the manufacturing process is complete. The design and prototyping is done and all materials are in place. It’s just a matter of giving the factory the green light once the project is complete and funded.

I have worked with my machinist and manufacturer for some time now and have built a strong working relationship. My manufacturer is ready to go and delivery dates are set.

I am excited to get the Mini Q 2.0 & the Shorty in your hand so you can feel and experience the quality for yourself and add one to your everyday carry.

The only delay I foresee happening is if there are an extensive amount of backers that would add additional time to the delivery date.

Thank you for your support,
Bryce

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    1x Ti Q 2.0 & 1x Ti SHORTY *Combo*

    You get one titanium Q 2.0 & one Shorty in your choice of finish (Bead Blasted, Satin, or Stone Washed) and choice of tool.

    Q 2.0 Tool Options: Bottle Opener Blade, Clip Point Blade, or Multi-Tool
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