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Awesome everyday-carry suspension key hook with built-in pocket knife. Grade 5 Titanium with a stonewashed finish.
Awesome everyday-carry suspension key hook with built-in pocket knife. Grade 5 Titanium with a stonewashed finish.
851 backers pledged $46,576 to help bring this project to life.

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KLIP: Titanium Pocket Knife + EDC Suspension Hook

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  •  GOAL REACHED! The first batch of KLIPs are now in mass production. We plan to move into the shipping phase as soon as the campaign ends.
  •  STEEL CABLE RINGS! As an added bonus, we will include one silver and one black (total of two) twist-lock steel cable ring for each KLIP reward.

Even in the digital age, we still have at least a few keys as our constant companions. Carrying hard keys in our pocket is not too fun when they come into contact with and potentially scratch our smart devices. If your keychain has accessories like microlights or a utility knife, this only adds to the discomfort and awkward clump at the bottom of your pocket. 

With KLIP Titanium Pocket Knife and Suspension Hook, we've rolled two bulky problems into one dapper solution! Simply attach KLIP to your keys and hang it from your belt loop or the lip of your pants pocket. Your keys can rest comfortably and in style. 

KLIP takes the conventional suspension clip to a whole new level of functionality. The first combination of its kind, KLIP neatly carries your keys and features a built-in precision blade. 

How did we come up with the name KLIP? Easy: it's a clip + a knife! Whether you consider yourself a minimalist or you carry more keys than the average person, KLIP is the ultimate everyday carry hook option for you.

Expertly engineered using grade 5 titanium, KLIP is designed to withstand serious abuse, making it a durable companion for the most demanding cutting needs.

KLIP has the perfect balance of tension and flexibility; not too tight, not too loose! Safely put it on your belt loop, put it in your pocket, put it wherever. 

You’ll never have a 'dull' moment with KLIP by your side. You can use the built-in knife for almost any cutting task that you'd use a conventional pocket knife to do. Open letters, packages, remove staples, or defend yourself in an emergency.  

Here's our functional prototype cutting demo:

KLIP's versatility and unique design make it ideal for your everyday adventures, and it's ready to be "unKlipped" whenever you need it. Use KLIP as a suspension hook with keys attached or as a standalone pocket knife. The blade can even be deployed while still attached to your keyring!

  While KLIP works with most standard split key-rings, we believe that twist-lock steel cable rings are best for strength, security, and style. Additional steel cable rings will be available as an add-on at the end of the campaign on BackerKit.

KLIP is for everyone! We're not sure how sharp your nails are, but most people can't cut things without the aid of a knife.

Keep KLIP in your pocket at all times to quickly respond to practically any cutting task. For everyday carry situations, KLIP is simply a crucial component of being prepared.

  • Opened: 85mm / 3.34"
  • Closed: 60mm / 2.36"
  • Blade: 27mm / 1.06"
  • Height: 16.25mm / 0.63"
  • Thickness: 8.15mm / 0.32"
  • Weight: 16 grams / 0.56 ounces
  • Stonewashed Grade 5 titanium
  • Ultra-strong and lightweight
  • Smooth spring-loaded detent ball mechanism
  • Satisfying "click" on blade open/close
  • Super-sharp 440C steel blade
  • Adjustable pivot screw

To produce the most innovative suspension clip on the market, we worked with our engineering team over several months to sketch, CAD-design, and finalize KLIP. We then teamed up with a reputable manufacturer specializing in titanium products to produce the functional prototypes.

Early design sketches
Early design sketches
CAD design
CAD design
3D printing
3D printing
Ready for sampling
Ready for sampling
Production ready prototype parts
Production ready prototype parts

While the first prototypes were being developed and prior to launching this campaign, we purchased a license to use the following logo:

We have since then been exploring new logo ideas and decided to hire a freelance graphic designer to assist. We wanted a more modern and clean design that would be suitable for future projects as well. The new logo will be used in the mass production version of KLIP:

Aaron & Yoshimi are partners in life with a passion for all things posh and dapper. We work under Dapper Design, LLC to create purposeful products that are very useful, lightweight, simple, and minimalistic. Aaron has played a leadership role in 10 successfully funded and fulfilled Kickstarter projects. Yoshimi has 4 years experience in finance, insurance, and underwriting. Dapper Design is inspired by larger companies such as Surefire, Gerber, and Benchmade, as well as Kickstarter start-ups; MSTRMND, Bomber & Co., SLUGHAUS, and Big Idea Design.

Bringing an idea from scratch to reality was not an easy task, but we have invested a lot of time, effort, and dollars to make the production ready samples above. Now we need your backing to meet the minimum order requirements for a full production run. With all campaigns, there may be unforeseen circumstances which can delay delivery. In order to protect against this, we made an early investment in the raw titanium materials before coming to Kickstarter. We can begin mass production as soon as we meet our initial goal, which will result in a faster delivery to backers.

For more photos of KLIP please visit our Google Drive:

Risks and challenges

Aided by the learning experiences from manufacturing and delivering several Kickstarter projects, we believe we will be able to deliver KLIP in a timely and efficient manner, and do not foresee any risks and challenges that would cause major delays. We will remain in regular communication with our backers as our project goes through the production process.

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    KLIP Suspension Hook & Knife

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    Get one KLIP in a Titanium Stonewashed finish. Includes a Limited Lifetime warranty and retail packaging. Regular MSRP $49.

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    KLIP Suspension Hook & Knife

    Get one KLIP in a Titanium Stonewashed finish. Includes a Limited Lifetime warranty and retail packaging. Regular MSRP $49.

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    KLIP Double Trouble

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    Get two KLIPs! Includes a Limited Lifetime warranty and retail packaging. Regular MSRP $98.

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    KLIP Triple Threat

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    This is our best deal! Get 3 KLIPs! Includes Limited Lifetime warranty and retail packaging. Regular MSRP $147.

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