About this project
Taking the concept of the wallet to new heights – Stealth 2.0 is a precision machined, low profile and RFID blocking card holder.
Featuring a bolt action ejection system, intuitive card selection and polished stainless steel money clip for rapid access to cash. Time to push it to the limit.
Stealth 2.0 is designed to keep your valuables secure at all times and is extremely hard wearing for a rugged, active lifestyle.
Inspired by stealth technology, crafted from aerospace grade aluminium and twinned with cutting edge carbon fibre.
Using the feedback from our original Stealth backers, we developed an intuitive card selection system that allows you to quickly filter through your cards. The cutaway design to the top of the wallet along with the internal mechanism makes this feature incredibly simple, quick and easy to use.
Stealth is available in a range of aerospace grade materials with optional upgrades to include our original artwork of iconic aircraft and space planes.
We set out to produce a product that allowed us to fuse our artistic and design abilities. With Stealth we were able to explore this combination, creating a collection of aviation inspired artworks designed specifically to blend with the lines and design features of the physical design.
The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was a long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was operated by the United States Air Force. It was developed as a black project from the Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft in the 1960's by Lockheed and its Skunk Works division. Back when Mach 3 meant speed and wasn't about a razor. This thing would rip your face off.
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force. And breathe.
The Northrop B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American heavy penetration strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defences. If you can see this and you aren't at an air show or an airforce base, it's already too late.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack aircraft that was developed by Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works division and operated by the United States Air Force. Action Man had one of these.
Space Shuttle Discovery "OV-103" is one of the orbiters from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the third of five fully operational orbiters to be built. With over 27 years of service it launched and landed 39 times, gathering more spaceflights than any other spacecraft to date.
We wanted to capture some of the magic of the original range. So we began the project by creating a range of artworks based on the iconic aircraft you see above. Doing this allowed us to design the product around the art as opposed to the other way around, which always leads to compromise and often poor aesthetics.
The material choice was every bit as important as the design itself. This it the first wallet that will feature real carbon fibre in any of our products. We know our customers have been asking for it for a long time, so we made it a part of our mission for this project to offer this to you. The second major choice was to use a solid billet of aluminium to create the core of the wallet. This gives the product superb rigidity whilst still being comfortable to carry. The strength of the materials and their construction gives the design the ability to withstand a real beating with the aim that, much like leather, as it ages, it gains character and looks better.
Hard anodised to give a scratch resistant, smooth matt finish and precision cut from aerospace grade 6061 aluminium - the body of Stealth is lightweight yet durable and cuts a low profile as part of your everyday carry.
An anodised aluminium front plate carries the look of aluminium across the wallet and maintains a lightweight feel and a minimal look.
Mirror polished stainless steel provides a brilliantly shining front and rear for Stealth while boosting overall strength and weight.
Each component is precision cut or pressed, using the same technology to manufacture aircraft materials. Then, each wallet is hand assembled by the craftsmen behind our Carbon and Stealth ranges. No other machined wallet offers such precision and handmade quality.
Using 6061 aluminium as the foundation of Stealth, we've built a durable yet lightweight case to store your valuables.
Choose from either Ghost grey or Black Widow to best suit your style. The anodised surface gives a uniform finish to the machined aluminium body.
Anodising is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. This layer is then able to be dyed and sealed, which is what allows us to colour the aluminium. The layer also improves the hardness of the material and makes it more resistant to scratching and general wear. Standard anodising techniques produce layers around 10 to 15µ thick, whereas we have opted for hard anodising which typically produces a protective layer up to 50µ (0.05mm) greatly increasing its wear resistance.
Stealth is a wallet for the modern age: sleek, strong and durable. But with the modern age comes the increased threat of fraud and identity theft. With Stealth, you can block the vast majority of RFID scanning devices.
Enclosing your cards in aluminium blocks many RFID scanners, keeping your details secure from the prospect of fraud and identity theft.
The introduction of Contactless payments in the UK and Chip & Pin in North America have seen a vast increase in the number of card scanners. While that makes life easier for us, it also leaves our details susceptible to theft.
The aluminium skeleton wraps your cards and any one of the aluminium plates can interfere with radio scanning technology. This disruption of RFID readers puts Stealth at the cutting edge of financial security accessories.
We have created a detailed breakdown of the available rewards below, including our original artwork upgrades.
Grey anodised aluminium body and grey anodised front plate.
Stealth Black Widow
Black anodised aluminium body and black anodised front plate.
Black anodised aluminium body and carbon fibre front plate.
Black anodised aluminium body with gold plated stainless steel.
Key Features of Stealth 2.0
- Weight: 95 grams / 0.2 lbs
- Dimensions: 104mm x 65mm x 14.5mm / 4" x 2.5" x 0.57"
- Bead blasted/ Anodised Finish
- RFID Blocking
- Internal Card Storage For 7 Cards
- Precision Built
- External Money Clip
- Handmade in the UK.
- Sprung Card Ejector
- Intuitive card selection
- Internal Spring
Risks and challenges
Stealth presents a new era for us as manufacturers as we move more towards the usage of CNC machining and press forming. Our previous Lockstone campaign set up a relationship with a machinging company who will provide all the metal work for the project. We have laser engravers lined up to take on the etching work and anodising requirements are also to agreed. We are fully prepared to take on the task of fulfilling the campaign.
Our shipping system is set up to deliver to every corner of the globe. The vast majority of shipments will occur via Royal Mail, providing tracking for international shipments and signature on delivery for domestic pledges. In some instances, a separate courier will be used (we have agreements in place with UPS, FedEx, DPD and DHL).
Stealth 2.0 is our sixth campaign and over the years we have tweaked and improved our approach to starting, running and fulfilling our Kickstarter campaigns to make us highly efficient at successfully following through on our promises to our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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