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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, October 1 2018 6:59 AM UTC +00:00.

Chevassus StudiosBy Chevassus Studios
First created
Chevassus StudiosBy Chevassus Studios
First created
$4,049
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
225
backers
46days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, October 1 2018 6:59 AM UTC +00:00.

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About

Tacticlip® being used in conjunction with a flint
Tacticlip® being used in conjunction with a flint

 "Improve, overcome and adapt." 

     - Sgt, Q. US Marine, Special Forces Sergeant / Close Quarters Combat (CQC) Instructor & Founder of Qmissions

     This inspired our desire to create Tacticlip® - It is the only everyday carry (EDC) multi-tool that you will forget... until you need it. 

Stripping wire using the Tacticlip® multi-tool hair clip
Stripping wire using the Tacticlip® multi-tool hair clip

     Comfortable, concealable, & quickly deployable. Our 100% original design takes the cheap 'multi-tool' hair clips and integrates a raptor-claw-style point, full-length serrated edge, file, wick holder, wire stripper, mini-screwdriver, and ruler.      

Tacticlip® has a versatile raptor claw tip
Tacticlip® has a versatile raptor claw tip

This hair clip is for anyone who values that extra level of minimalist preparedness. Our Tacticlip® doesn't rely on pockets, purses, wallets, or tool belts.  

Tacticlip® is the only hair clip designed for tough field work
Tacticlip® is the only hair clip designed for tough field work

SPECS

Official specs: 

  • Hair clip
  • Raptor Claw point tip
  • Serrated Edge (does not cut hair)
  • 2x Rulers (inches & metric)
  • Wick Holder
  • Mini-Screwdriver
  • Wire stripper

Nonofficial uses, as shared by our field testers: 

  • Flint blade
  • Saws through zip ties
  • Zip tie lock pick
  • Money clip
  • Non-sliding bookmark
  • Chip-clip
  • Pressure point kubotan
  • Fidget toy 
  • Tiddlywinks drinking game

...and many more uses. For example one field tester (and older bloke in his late 50s) actually magnetized his Tacticlip® to float on water using the surface tension. This effectively turned it into a compass. We were impressed with his innovativeness. 

Tacticlip® is well-loved by ultra-light backpackers and minimalist adventurers.
Tacticlip® is well-loved by ultra-light backpackers and minimalist adventurers.

Dimensions  

  • UltraLight Weight:  3 grams 
  • Length: 2 inches
  • Thickness: 1mm 
  • Serrated Teeth: 17
  • Serrated Teeth Style: Shark tooth
  • Materials: Spring Steel
  • Color: Black - Finish will wear depending on intensity of use
Tacticlip® is comfortable - No poking. No jabbing. 100% safe on hair.
Tacticlip® is comfortable - No poking. No jabbing. 100% safe on hair.

Why we need you: We've put a lot of design, testing, and iterations into Tacticlip. We are giving our friends and family a chance to see what we've been working on for the past year, and allow them (and you) the chance to be a force-multiplier for the final push of Tacticlip. 

 The conceptual isn't off the ground quite yet --we're about 95% there--but we'll gladly reward you if you're as passionate about making the Tacticlip a reality as we are.

Minimalism | Functionality | Versatility

You get 4 Tacticlips® - All in epic display packaging
You get 4 Tacticlips® - All in epic display packaging
 

Risks and challenges

1. Our main challenge we foresee is design protection; we recognize there are cheap "multi-tool hair clips" out there, but none of them have the original design and practical additions that we have integrated into our Tacticlip® design. We are hoping our fans will stand behind our original design, and love Tacticlip® as much as we do.

2. Scams; we've been burned on Kickstarter before and we hope our backers will see that we're real, down-to-earth people with a genuine, original design, just trying to change the world one hair clip at a time. We always deliver.

3. The Tacticlip® is very thoughtfully designed and field tested, however we fully acknowledge that at its core... it's a hair clip. While we think it's pretty cool, there will be the inevitable Napoleon Dynamites who break their Tacticlip® or they complain about the black finish wearing off after they saw through thick zip-ties... and they blame "lack of quality control." Despite our high-standards for product development, we know we cannot please everyone. We hope the fans who appreciate innovative designs will laugh along with us when their Tacticlip® breaks or fails in some way. We're realists after all and no design on earth is idiot-proof. (P.s. with all that said, we are ethical blokes at our core, and we stand with our fans no matter what. So if your Tacticlip® fails, just let us know and we'll make things right for you)

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    SURVIVALIST: 4 Tacticlip multitool clips

    Four (4) Tacticlips® guaranteed.

    Your Tacticlips® will be packaged in legit retail display card packaging, 4 hair clips in each package.

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    FORCE MULTIPLIER: 8 Tacticlip multitools

    Eight (8) Tacticlips® guaranteed - Plenty of backups for those who are always misplacing hair clips. You know who you are.

    Although 'misplace' could be challenged; we theorize most women lay claim to their territory by means of leaving hair clips laying about.

    Your Tacticlips® will be packaged in legit retail display card packaging, 4 hair clips in each package.

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    FIRST MOVER: 1 Tacticlip, Multitool

    IF this goal is maxed out (199 backers), every fan who pledges "FIRST MOVER" will get a bonus of three (3) additional Tacticlips.

    So yes, that's four (4) total Tacticlips rewarded to each "FIRST MOVER," if this reward is filled up and all 199 backers commit.

    It's the least we could do to thank all 199 of you.

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