We're a gear design and manufacturing company based in San Francisco. Our mission is to make quality everyday gear for the modern professional. We're always looking to find ways to streamline how we carry, travel, and go about our daily lives. All of our products are designed and crafted in the USA.
The PMK - Paracord Magnet Keychain & Badgeholder
The PMK is a detachable keychain and badge holder that combines the convenience of magnets with the strength of a snap buckle.
The concept of the Paracord Magnet Keychain & Badgeholder (PMK) was inspired by our Riflesnap Keychain. We liked the security of the snap-hook design, but wanted to expand upon the idea. After a few months of prototyping, sampling, and road testing, the PMK was born. Created with the urban professional in mind and designed for everyday carry, the PMK stays secure to your belt loop via a stainless steel snap shackle and is fitted with a Fidlock magnetic snap for maximum convenience.
Built Tough and Handcrafted in the USA
The PMK is built with a heavy duty, black-oxide, stainless steel snap shackle that securely attaches to your belt loop and/or backpack clip. The snaps can be quickly released by tugging on the pull and easily closed with one hand. Shackles are made here in the USA and laser engraved in California.
The PMK is hand-weaved in our San Francisco workshop from Type III 550 paracord, commonly used in parachuting and survival gear. In emergency situations, the paracord on the PMK can be used for survival purposes.
The Convenience of a Magnet with the Strength of a Snap Lock
The magnetic snaps allow quick and easy access to your keys - simply pull the magnet lever to release your keys/badge when needed, and snap them back on when done - all without having to remove the PMK from your belt.
The magnets eliminate the need to fumble around for your keys and lock securely in place when not used.
Most quick-release and magnet keychains are bulky and tend to be very long due to the large footprint of either the snap or the magnet. We've designed the PMK to be compact and slide neatly into your pockets.
Multipurpose and Flexible
Whether you commute by foot, drive, frequently valet, or badge in for work, the PMK is designed to help serve any daily purpose.
Customized to Your Style
Choose from three base colors and customize it with your own unique paracord pull.
$3 - A Big Thank You!
$18 - Thank You & Special Gift - our very own ARKTYPE Masterkey made for KS backers. Free shipping. USA backers only.
$30 - Early Bird Special - One PMK in BLACK
$30 - Early Bird Special - One PMK in CHARCOAL
$30 - Early Bird Special - One PMK in OLIVE
$36 - One PMK - Standard Delivery
$46 - Early Bird Special - One PMK w/ ARKTYPE Masterkey Set
$59 - Early Bird Special - Dual Set - Two PMKs
$69 - Dual Set - Two PMKs - Standard Delivery
$99 - Triple Threat Set - Three PMKs - Standard Delivery
$10,000 - New Pull Colors - UNLOCKED!
Add a little more color to your life. We’ll add 3 new pull colors to go with your PMK! We are narrowing down the color choices, and will announce them later in the campaign. If you have any pull color preferences/ideas, please message us!
$20,000 - Navy Blue PMK
$25,000 - Camo Green PMK
Expanding our PMK colorways to introduce navy blue and camouflage green! To get these options, we will send out a survey post-campaign and you can select them for your current reward choice.
(Note: electing these new color options may add a few additional days to your shipment)
$30,000 - Separator Mini O-Ring / Badge Attachment
Simple, yet extremely useful. Two black anodized stainless steel mini split O-rings. We've all had instances where we have a bunch of keys and/or large fobs and having these mini O-Rings would help immensely with management and preventing them from bumping into each other. The O-Rings also double to help with attaching your work badge. All PMK backers will get a set of two.
For this campaign, we ship to destinations around the world. Please note that you will be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region.
We will be shipping via USPS First Class / International / Priority Mail (Domestic). Shipping times may vary (3-5 days in USA, and 1-4+ weeks international depending on country).
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Our Promise and Commitment To You
ARKTYPE is a young company, but we're experienced in designing, building, testing, and launching products. We love Kickstarter and seeing cool projects develop, but know how frustrating it is when a project just fades into obscurity (we're all backers ourselves too). We also understand the complexity associated with new product development and fulfilling orders. Our first priority is to ensure fulfillment of all backer rewards. If we see that our funding is approaching our realistic capacity to deliver, we will cap our funding early to ensure all of our backers get their rewards, even if we raise less money. We also will keep backers posted on progress and be transparent in our processes so no one is left in the dark. This is our promise to you.
Risks and challenges
Our team is experienced in new product launches and understand the risks involved. We've all backed kickstarter projects before where the creators couldn't deliver, and we're mindful of this. Our first priority is to ensure fulfillment of all backer rewards. If we see that our funding is approaching our realistic capacity to fulfill, we will cap our funding early to ensure all of our backers get their rewards, even if we raise less money.
We've already gotten a head start and pre-ordered supplies for our early-bird backers, and will start early production during the campaign. Our product is handmade in the USA and thus requires a higher level of labor. We want to ensure that each PMK meets our quality standards, and we will not rush through the manufacturing process at the expense of compromising product quality.
We build the PMK in-house at our workshop in San Francisco, so we have substantial control over production and fulfillment. Nonetheless, there still are risks involved with turnaround time for raw materials from our suppliers. Most of our materials are sourced right here in the USA, with the magnetic snap being the only part sourced overseas (manufactured by Fidlock, a German company). A risk we foresee is the extended turnaround time to bring in additional magnetic snaps.
To mitigate this, we have pre-established relationships with our U.S.-based suppliers and distributors. We have reconfirmed that supply levels will be available and with reasonable turnaround to mitigate this risk. As the product is hand-assembled, there may be some risks with labor capacity, but we look to manage this with capping the amount raised. Nonetheless, we are committed to be transparent to our backers, and to keep them regularly updated with production progress.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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