I’m not sure where I first saw this pocket wrench keychain, but it struck me as both beautiful and functional. Unlike so many keychain tools, this tool does one thing, and it looks like it does it well.
These keychains are made to order by David, from FutureRelic, via Etsy. He CNC-machines the keychain from solid naval bronze and then finishes them by hand.
If you are thinking that bronze isn’t a very good material for a wrench, consider that naval bronze (or brass) is used in marine construction and is strong, hard, and corrosion resistant. It contains around 59% copper, 40% zinc, and 1% tin.
As you can see in the pictures (look closely), there are two different openings in the 1.75″ diameter keychain wrench. The side with the larger opening fits SAE fasteners 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, and 9/16″, while the side with the smaller opening fits Metric fasteners 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, and 11mm.
It looks cleverly designed, with the smaller metric openings serving double duty as stops for fasteners inserted into the SAE wrench openings.
Since this isn’t a mass produced tool, it’s going to cost more than something you buy off Amazon. With this in mind, the price doesn’t seem outrageous.
Price: $39 + $2.45 shipping
Orders ship within 3-5 days of purchase.
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