My design is unconventional, but the Gatekeeper functions exactly as a carabiner should. Simply attach your gear, clip it to your belt-loop or bag and you're good to go. I engineered the Gatekeeper from scratch to be strong and dependable, but my greatest preoccupation has been with the aesthetics of structure.
Want to order multiples? Just select one or the other desired reward and then increase your pledge by the appropriate amount. Early birds who want more than one reward need to pay the standard price for each additional unit.
Carabiners sold as practical personal accessories are a dime-a-dozen, and like the majority of mainstream items, many are designed to fail. The Gatekeeper was designed to endure. Built in layers, it is unlike any other carabiner available. The main assembly consists of 19 pieces machined and cut to strict tolerances, then fastened together with 26 stainless steel machine screws. The final result is a solid piece of personal hardware that looks great and is almost impossible to put down.
HOW TO SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN
In a world without crowd funding and the revolutionary platform companies like Kickstarter provide, the GateKeeper could never exist on the scale I'm imagining. Even with this great opportunity, it's future is uncertain. In order to scale up production and offer these at the lowest price I can, significant start up capital is required. To make it all possible I'm running this campaign as a pre-sale and offering the Gatekeeper at a substantial discount as added incentive. To lock in your support and place your order, just select your reward from the upper right of your screen and follow the prompts, it's easy.
I won't try to convince you that you need a Gatekeeper. I didn't spend hundreds of hours designing, troubleshooting and building the prototypes because I thought the world needed another carabiner. I created it because I became obsessed with the idea, and I carry one daily because it flawlessly does what it's supposed to do. If you back this campaign, do so because you want one. Do so because you appreciate authentic and novel design and care deeply about the build-quality of the things you carry every day...or maybe because you agree that it would make a great gift.
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PRODUCTION AND FULFILLMENT
All the pre-sold units will be cut within the first month of the campaigns close, assembly and finishing will begin immediately thereafter. There is plenty to assemble, obviously, but I have it down to a science and don’t see any trouble hitting my delivery deadline. Overwhelming success would force me to scale up the means of production, but the delivery deadline should still be attainable. To stay up to date on news from my studio, follow @GambleMade on Instagram.
Risks and challenges
The Gatekeeper is guaranteed to function as described, so no worries there. Supply chain issues or temporary technical problems with the means of production are a possibility. As always, I will keep everyone informed and in the loop with regard to whatever comes up.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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