Drop + Craighill Helix Ti Keyring
Drop + Craighill Helix Ti Keyring
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Never before made with titanium, our version of Craighill’s Helix keyring is lighter, stronger, and easier to carry than ever. It comes in two distinct styles to match your carry.

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john.webb
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Drop Studio
Jul 27, 2020
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We are very happy to launch the Craighill Helix Ti Keyring - it's great working with such talented & good people at Craigill. Our Craighill Ti products were inspired by the outdoor ultralight community meets edc commuter. Making really beautiful functional lightweight products for multiple everyday pocket carry purposes.
Jul 27, 2020
tivasyk
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Aug 18, 2020
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imho: this looks really, really cool! but also so impractical... i'll stick with my old good exotac freekey: four years in use and i'm still loving the hell out of it. also, it cost me around 1/3 of this here on (mass)drop.
Aug 18, 2020
CjLoafers
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Aug 2, 2020
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Any updates on the "Out of Stock" message when there aren't any numbers of items that will be sold for this bach?
Aug 2, 2020
Zibob
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Jul 31, 2020
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I really wish those had an Allen hex indent in the ends and then I could blue loctite the threads. Would make it infinitely more secure.
Jul 31, 2020
cabeggar
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Jul 31, 2020
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If I put this keyring in my pocket along with my phone, will it scratch the phone's screen because it's titanium?
Jul 31, 2020
Liberty
331
Aug 1, 2020
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Do you really do this? My humble opinion is that if you are carrying a fine touchscreen equipped digital device in the same pocket with your keys, you probably do not care about scratches that much. On the other hand, if you want to keep your phone pristine, you should put it in another pocket anyway.
Aug 1, 2020
Honeybadgers
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Aug 18, 2020
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everyone responding clearly has no idea that brass keys are softer than a phone screen. Gorilla glass has a vickers hardness in the 600 range. Brass is in the 100-160. mild steel is around 140, with glass-hardened steel around 900 (nothing in a pocket would be that hard though) Most spring steels that would be used for a standard key ring are in the 400-500 range. Annealed grade 5 titanium is about 350 (though the drop doesn't list the grade of titanium - most of it isn't/cannot be hardened, even if it is a vanadium alloy that can be) So it SHOULD be safe in a pocket with a phone. But if it gets any sand or grit in those knurls, it could act like a file and do some damage, so honestly, I always put my phone in the other pocket from my keys.
Aug 18, 2020
KOSTER45
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Jul 31, 2020
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I have one and im going to replace it. Its completely useless as sometimes it unscrew itself when holding in the pocket. looks nice, but its not practical at all. 
Jul 31, 2020
luger
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Aug 19, 2020
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Wondering if this is _because_ it is titanium. My Citizen titanium watch band uses steel bushings for the pins that hold the links in place. The titanium on its own isn't compressible enough to hold them snugly. To me, being a little bit of a titanium junkie, this sounds worth it. It _is_ an expensive metal, and hard to work with. Lightweight! Probably either finish is ion plated - I wouldn't be sure of the Vickers hardness on that, but my Galaxy is in a leather wallet, so no worry there. Pocket, table - safe regardless. Loctite isn't a bad idea. Blue (?) with medium hold can be broken easily if need be, and then done again, if the titanium on titanium threading doesn't hold for you. Cheaper than machining it, maybe with a steel or brass insert inside the knurled knob. Don't think a set screw is needed. Either way, the price would go from "hmmm..." to "Whoa Nelly!" Maybe _change_ the knob to brass; hmmm... I'd stick with some Loctite!
Aug 19, 2020
luger
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Sep 5, 2020
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I bought one with black finish - the natural isn't available right now - and am not having any issue with it unscrewing itself. It is reasonably difficult to unscrew, once I've snugged the knurled nut on. Maybe you got a bad example. Maybe the natural finish version is different. I'd ask that it be replaced, if I were you.
Sep 5, 2020
payodpanda
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Jul 31, 2020
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Have had these and the money clip for a month or so. Unfortunately I've mostly been home this whole time, so not a lot of anecdotal out-in-the-wild observation. However, I see concerns in the thread about this being worse than a standard keyring, and questioning the value of this item. Well. This is for the folks who would invest in little things like these that might bring a smile to your face, knowing you have something that is unique (or at least, different from most others). Does that make it better of more efficient than other, simpler, and very much cheaper alternatives? No. But it's delightful. :) Do you need a pair of jeans made out of raw unsanforized denim? Doesn't a $20 pair from a store brand serve the same purpose? The same can be said of watches, shoes, clothes... almost anything. Products like these are not for everybody, they're for a niche. But if you're in that niche that enjoys items not only for the added functionality but also the joy of owning something unique, you might enjoy this. You don't find many keyrings that you can unscrew to put keys in--come on! :) (If it wasn't clear--yes I'm recommending you to buy this with the caveat that it is not any more functional than a standard keyring, unless you use "delight" as a function of a keyring--which some people might)
Jul 31, 2020
JWJ71
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Aug 1, 2020
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I truly enjoyed your way of describing this and other items that are not exactly "necessary." You are quite correct about these type of products in that the true "value" of them beyond what a more common variation of the same type of item is in the joy and delight one gets from them. However, even a product that has value measured in "delight" should be sturdy enough to withstand a certain amount of use. One of the comments I saw above yours was someone saying that they have this key ring and that they do not recommend it as the knurled end piece comes loose (though I could attribute that to a small list of reasons that are not directly connected to the quality of the item as a whole... one being that the guy may have one with the threaded hole may be ever-so-slightly too big for the post it screws onto... that sort of thing can and does happen even with great quality control from all manner of companies). I also saw someone that suggested the end should have an Allen key head so that they could put a little Loctite on the threads for added security (though, to me the Loctite would only make sense if you rarely if ever have need to add or remove keys...plus you could use the Loctite even without an Allen key head but, I get that it would make it easier to remove with the Loctite). For those that think this is just too expensive for what it is, don't buy it! For the record, I am among those that finds the price kind of outrageous. However, I don't plan to buy one nor do I have a desire to. I did become curious about Keysmart and Key-Bar products a while back. As with this item, the price was just too high for my budget. However, I found similar items that cost around $5 that let me test out the concept of those products. They may not be as durable as Key-Bar which seems large enough that you could kill a bear with it if you had to but, I like them. Would I have liked Key-Bar more? Perhaps. But I know it would not have brought me enough joy and delight to make it worth the higher price.
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Aug 1, 2020
Liberty
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Aug 1, 2020
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Very well put down. The only thing I personally am missing is that I can see an intersection between these two worlds. Speaking generally, as I cannot for this particular item, I can pay a premium for unique items, but they must not function worse than the regular, decades or centuries of use proved, ones.
Aug 1, 2020
Kavik
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Jul 31, 2020
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Ah, so this explains why drop is Craighill central lately
Jul 31, 2020
bharker
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Jul 30, 2020
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I think the thickness in the description is incorrect. It's probably meant to be in mm not cm.
Jul 30, 2020
erickong
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Everyday Carry Moderator
Jul 31, 2020
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Jul 31, 2020
john.webb
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Drop Studio
Jul 31, 2020
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Correct! Thanks.
Jul 31, 2020
BokChoy
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Jul 30, 2020
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This key ring is so awkward. I can’t imagine how this would sit in your pocket or why anyone would prefer this over a regular circle key ring.
Jul 30, 2020
Liberty
331
Aug 1, 2020
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I think that such a photo is really missing in the description.
Aug 1, 2020
BokChoy
15
Aug 14, 2020
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I think it is worse than a normal key ring but I guess whatever floats your boat.
Aug 14, 2020
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