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$22-$50 - Billet G5 Titanium - Quick-Flip - Affordable - Durable - Engineered - Last a Lifetime - You won't be throwing this one away..
$22-$50 - Billet G5 Titanium - Quick-Flip - Affordable - Durable - Engineered - Last a Lifetime - You won't be throwing this one away..
$22-$50 - Billet G5 Titanium - Quick-Flip - Affordable - Durable - Engineered - Last a Lifetime - You won't be throwing this one away..
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TiKeY - Titanium Key Holder for your WTF (and other Tools)

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True function at an incredible price.
True function at an incredible price.

First Things First - My Goal & A BIG Thank You!

This is all made in my garage, in a small town in Iowa. I'm not farming out the work to China, this is truly made in the Heartland of the USA.  You get actual 1-on-1 SUPPORT, FUTURE ADD-ONs, and knowing that your supporting a guy in his Garage working for his dream, not some guy sitting back collecting money while his product is being made.

Kickstarter has been a HUGE part of my family's lives in 2013, and I want to thank all of my previous backers.  You've helped give life to ideas and been there for me when I needed moral support, I really appreciate that.  :)

If you have never backed one of my projects then you may not know that I run them a little different than most.  This project is a living breathing project, all input is welcome and a lot of it really does make it into the final product. (See past projects)

The current TiKeY plates are in prototype form, so this is where I need your help. Any input is welcome to get these perfected and to market.  My Goal is $999 so I can put in a bulk order of Grade 5 Titanium, which lowers the price of the Titanium, which means you get affordable Titanium.  Any extra funds from this project will go towards the next Kickstarter Project, because you know I'll be back :)

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DISCLAIMER - This is NOT a store, this is a Kickstarter Project.  We are a community here.  If all you want is a transaction, this is not the project for you.  Thanks for your support. :)

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TiKeY's Story -

A couple of Mad Titanium Scientists, Brad Martin and Mike Bond joined forces to create the TiKeY.  We needed to figure out a way to make a superior key holder, make it out of Grade 5 Titanium, make it "affordable," and make it LAST A LIFETIME.  TiKeY has gone through many iterations to become what it is today.  I really couldn't have done this without the help of Mike. Thank You Mike!

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TiKeY Versions -

Click here to learn more
Click here to learn more

>ALL versions will be tumbled so there are no sharp edges.<

>MILLED VERSION - (Pick Finish in Final Survey - NO COLOR is ALWAYS available)

(Prototype pictures, finish will be tweaked and well....better!  I post many informational updates about the process)

>25K Stretchgoal - NEW FINISH - Blue with Green Pockets!

Click here to learn more about this Stretchgoal.
Click here to learn more about this Stretchgoal.

>BUDGET VERSION -

Budget Version is SMOOTH (no pockets) RAW (no color) stonewashed Titanium.

Example of a SMOOTH plate with NO COLOR.
Example of a SMOOTH plate with NO COLOR.

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How many keys does the TiKeY carry?

Just like any other key holder with separate plates, you can carry as many keys as you have (Do you have 500 keys, well...they will fit)  if you want to use normal 8-32 nuts/bolts from the hardware store.

NOTICE: Keys fit comfortably inside, they will not snag on your pants like other key holders... Washers now come with ALL TiKeYs
NOTICE: Keys fit comfortably inside, they will not snag on your pants like other key holders... Washers now come with ALL TiKeYs

Both versions of screws come with your Reward - ~4-8 keys and ~8-10 keys (Key size does vary)

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How big are your hands? 

How else should I have worded that?

3.5 inches X 1 inch - About as long as your middle finger - Average key is 2 inches long
3.5 inches X 1 inch - About as long as your middle finger - Average key is 2 inches long

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Design Meets Function -

Shiny! - Note: These edges are nice and rounded, very comfortable. There are no sharp edges on anything.
Shiny! - Note: These edges are nice and rounded, very comfortable. There are no sharp edges on anything.

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Stretch Goals -

> $1 Black Screw Post Upgrade.

($2 to get Silver Screws & Black Screws)

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> Key Replacement TOOLS! (add-on eventually)

  • BottlePiK Bottle Opener (Thanks Dan!)
  • USB Flash Drive (Thanks TrashMan!)
  • Tritium / Lanyard / Bit Holder (Thanks David!)
  • Letter Opener / Can Opener (Thanks Daver and Elflin!)
  • Thin and out-of-the-way add-on Lanyard loop (Thanks Devin!)


> $5 Lanyard Loop Add-On

Lanyard Loop folded up inside
Lanyard Loop folded up inside
Lanyard out and ready for a keychain!
Lanyard out and ready for a keychain!

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> $8 David A's Bottle Opener/Lanyard Add-On

See Update #8 for details - Design Subject to change. - Note that it also fits in the Mini TiKeY just fine.
See Update #8 for details - Design Subject to change. - Note that it also fits in the Mini TiKeY just fine.


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> $12 TiFoRk - 2-Tone Anodized in KS Green and Blue - Add-On

Picture is a little blurry, sorry
Picture is a little blurry, sorry

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> $30 WTF (Wrench That Fits) Add-On

(WTF does fit the STANDARD TiKeY)

Showing the size difference
Showing the size difference
WTF COLOR CHART - (Stonewashed RAW Titanium is also an option.)
WTF COLOR CHART - (Stonewashed RAW Titanium is also an option.)

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> Mini TiKeY (7k Stretchgoal) Unlocked!!!

(This is for 1 side of keys, not 2.)

Can't get any smaller than that!
Can't get any smaller than that!
Size Comparison of TiKeY Prototypes
Size Comparison of TiKeY Prototypes

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> FREE Top Secret Washers (14K Stretchgoal) UNLOCKED!!!

These are not ordinary plastic flat washers you may have seen elsewhere...
These are not ordinary plastic flat washers you may have seen elsewhere...

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> FREE (Optional) - Pockets for the screws for all versions in both TiKeY and Mini TiKeY (20K Stretchgoal) UNLOCKED!!!

This adds room for more keys, and raises the minimum amount you can fit in the TiKeYs
This adds room for more keys, and raises the minimum amount you can fit in the TiKeYs

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> Reserved for your idea

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Reserved for Video(s) of Installing keys and tweaking the TiKeY to make you happy for years to come. :)

But do I really need this video?  It goes together like all other key holders for the most part, everything theirs does mine can aswell...

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THANK YOU!

Thanks for reading all the way down to this line :)

Thanks Everyone!

"TiKeY fOr My KeYs"

-Brad & Family

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"Brad Martin is all about innovating quality products at affordable costs!"

-Mahammed Ali (Not the one you're thinking of)

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"Your products are badass and you are by far the best person to interact with out of the campaigns that I've backed so far."

-Kris

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TiKeY can fit many objects, what can you fit in yours?
TiKeY can fit many objects, what can you fit in yours?

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Risks and challenges

What are the risks and challenges that come with completing your project, and how are you qualified to overcome them?.
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I can't think of any risks or challenges this time around, this is my 3rd project and each time I learn more and more. Here are the steps I will go through during fulfillment.

Order Titanium
Waterjet Titanium
Pop each plate out of the Titanium
Sand the nub off each plate
Tumble the plates
Machine the plates
Stonewash the plates
Anodize the plates
Maybe Stonewash the plates again depending on your choice
Package and ship the TiKeY.

I've learned from the last 2 projects how all of this goes together and how long things take, so I'm very confident in this project that you will receive your reward EARLY! :D

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    TiKey Mini - SINGLE PLATE - MILLED VERSION - One (1) Milled Titanium TiKeY Mini plate - NO SCREWS - Select your "finish" in the final project survey. Thanks for the support!

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    SINGLE PLATE - MILLED VERSION - One (1) Milled Titanium TiKeY plate - NO SCREWS - Select your "finish" in the final project survey. Thanks for the support! (This reward is for one plate see Update #3 for details)

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    TiKeY Mini - BUDGET VERSION - Two (2) SMOOTH (no milled pockets) Titanium TiKeY Mini plates in a RAW Stonewashed Finish - Two (2) different sets of screws

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    BUDGET VERSION - Two (2) SMOOTH (no milled pockets) Titanium TiKeY plates in a RAW Stonewashed Finish - Two (2) different sets of screws

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    A Mini Titanium WTF - Choose your color(s) in the final survey. Thank you for your Support! (You can learn more about the WTF project by clicking on my created projects)

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    TiKeY Mini - AFFORDABLE VERSION - Half and Half - One (1) MILLED Titanium TiKeY Mini plate - Select your "finish" in the final project survey. - One (1) SMOOTH (no milled pockets) Titanium TiKeY Mini plate in a RAW Stonewashed Finish (No color) - Two (2) different sets of screws. Thanks for the support!

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    Early Titanium Lover! - MILLED VERSION -
    Two (2) MILLED Titanium TiKeY plates - Two (2) different sets of screws - Select your "finish" in the final project survey. Thanks for the super fast support!

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    AFFORDABLE VERSION - Half and Half - One (1) MILLED Titanium TiKeY plate - Select your "finish" in the final project survey. - One (1) SMOOTH (no milled pockets) Titanium TiKeY plate in a RAW Stonewashed Finish (No color) - Two (2) different sets of screws. Thanks for the support!

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    DEAL OF THE CENTURY! - There are cheaper rewards above this! I wouldn't back this one, it's for information only. Thanks for the support, and reading all the rewards :)

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