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The Whar-Biner is a purpose built titanium utility carabiner designed for every day carry - EDC - Multi - Tool
The Whar-Biner is a purpose built titanium utility carabiner designed for every day carry - EDC - Multi - Tool
The Whar-Biner is a purpose built titanium utility carabiner designed for every day carry - EDC - Multi - Tool
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Welcome to the Ti2 Whar-Biner project page. 

The Ti2 Whar-Biner is a purpose built utility carabiner designed for everyday carry.

We're huge EDC/knife enthusiasts and our Whar-Biner project takes utility inspiration from the Wharncliffe/Sheepsfoot/Coping blade designs.  This shape coupled with a "hollow grind" offers excellent strength for chiseling, prying and scraping.  *** this is not a knife.

Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Photo by Michael Miller
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Photo by Michael Miller

Whar-Biner Line Up

Titanium Tumbled

Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Titanium Tumbled
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Titanium Tumbled

Titanium -- We've selected Grade 5 Alloy (6Al4V) for both the frame and gate for the titanium versions because of its incredible strength characteristics. Grade 5 has double the strength of steel with a UTS (ultimate tensile strength) of 138,000psi and at half the weight.

Titanium Blue/Gold Anodized (Poindexter Ano)

Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Titanium Blue/Gold Anodized
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Titanium Blue/Gold Anodized

Titanium Bronze/Gold Anodized (Poindexter Ano)

Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Titanium Bronze/Gold Anodized
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Titanium Bronze/Gold Anodized

NEW COLOR OPTION... Burple

Blurple -- Photo by Michael Miller
Blurple -- Photo by Michael Miller

Anodized Titanium -- Same as our titanium tumbled version with your choice of Blue/Gold Anodizing or Bronze/Gold Poindexter Anodizing**

High Strength Bronze Tumbled

Ti2 Whar-Biner -- High Strength Bronze
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- High Strength Bronze

Bronze -- The bronze Whar-Biner frames are jetted from bronze 614. Termed "high strength" this alloy touts an 82,500psi UTS. The gate is made out of "spring" temper phosphor bronze Alloy 510.  Both alloys offer all of the unique patina characteristics typically found with copper based alloys.

High Strength Bronze Acid Wash

Ti2 Whar-Biner -- High Strength Bronze Acid Washed
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- High Strength Bronze Acid Washed

 Acid Wash Bronze -- Same as our bronze tumbled version with acid wash and tumble distressed.

Zirconium

Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Zirconium
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Zirconium

Zirconium -- Coolest Metal Ever?  Its rare and expensive and not for everyone, but the finish is unlike anything.  When heat treated, a dark grey / black oxide layer forms at the surface that is very hard. These offer excellent wear resistance.  The gates are made from Grade 5 titanium and anodized blue. UTS is 55,000psi (about the same as steel)

Ergonomic Features:

The design is a result of a multitude of ergonomic tweaks.  Jimping is strategically placed for the various utilities within the design.  The large key ring slot allows key rings to slide out of the way while used in different configurations and accommodates webbing, para-cord and lanyards.

Whar-Biner -- Box Opener / Tape Cutter
Whar-Biner -- Box Opener / Tape Cutter
Chisel / Prybar / Scraper / Screw Driver
Chisel / Prybar / Scraper / Screw Driver
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Thumb Chisel / Scraper
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Thumb Chisel / Scraper
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Screw Driver
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Screw Driver
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Bottle Opener
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Bottle Opener
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Closer Inspection

The Whar-Biner has been scrutinized for design and utility.  Our frames are cut using a waterjet and CNC machined with precise detail.   Each Whar-Biner is tumbled for 24 hours leaving a "stonewash" matte/smooth finish.

Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Gate
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Gate
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Finger Relief
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- Finger Relief
Ti2 War-Biner -- Jimping
Ti2 War-Biner -- Jimping
Ti2 War-Biner -- Top Popper
Ti2 War-Biner -- Top Popper


Michael Miller Photography 

Bronze Whar-Biner seen here with an amazing collection of EDC gear.  Thanks Michael!

Michael Miller -- MMDriller on Instagram
Michael Miller -- MMDriller on Instagram

Specifications

Dimensions

 1.625" x 4.125" x .313" (41mm x 105mm x 8mm)

Weights

  • Titanium = 64 grams
  • Bronze = 117 grams
  • Zirconium = 99 grams

Finishing

Ti2 Welcomes Poindexter Hashizume

If you're new to our projects or come along for ride previously, finishing is a big part of every product we manufacture. During our last project (TechLiner Revisited), we had the honor of contracting the expertise of a talented Japanese metal finishing expert, Poindexter Hashizume. We had the fortunate opportunity to bring him on full time as part of the Ti2 team. Look for more exciting finishes in the future.

Ti2 Whar-Biner -- KickTraq
Ti2 Whar-Biner -- KickTraq

Risks and challenges

I have a background in design, machining and experience managing production jobs. I know the kinds of problems that arise in the shop and how to deal with them quickly and efficiently.

If this project funds and in order to fulfill we will need to:
1. Source Material -- Multiple vendors and quotes are lined up.
2. Machine the parts -- Lowest risk of the process, our machines are optimized for parts like this insuring quick production and high quality parts.
3. Finishing -- We have multiple finishing tumblers that can accommodate the tumbling needs.
4. Fulfillment -- We do our fulfillment in house to offer direct communication with our backers. Our experience on our last projects have helped us develop accurate fulfillment protocol.

The success of this project depends heavily on getting the word out. Every blog or social networking post counts, so please share. Thanks for your support.

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    Titanium Tumbled -- (1) Ti2 Whar-Biner made from grade 5 titanium and tumbled.

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    Bronze Tumbled -- (1) Ti2 Whar-Biner. Frame is made from bronze alloy 614 and tumbled. Gate is phosphor bronze 510.

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    Titanium Anodized -- (1) Ti2 Whar-Biner made from grade 5 titanium, tumbled, and anodized. Color will be selected on survey.

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    Bronze Acid Wash -- (1) Ti2 Whar-Biner. Frame is made from bronze alloy 614, tumbled, acid washed and distressed. Gate is phosphor bronze 510.

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    Zirconium -- (1) Ti2 Whar-Biner. Frame is made from Zirconium alloy 702, tumbled and heat treated. Gate is grade 5 titanium and anodized.

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    Zirc+2 -- (3) Ti2 Whar-Biners in Total. This reward includes (1) Zirconium Ti2 Whar-Biner and your choice of 2 others including: Titanium, Titanium Anodized, Bronze or Bronze Acid Wash Ships Priority USPS

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