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Versatile key carry - the Key Loop by Wingback

Key Loop 101

Wingback metal products are built to last, machined from aerospace grade brass and stainless steel. Use this guide to keep them going for the long haul.

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The Key Loop is designed to elevate your key carry, easily allowing you to take just what you need and leave the rest at home.

It replaces the traditional split keyring with a length of ultra-high molecular weight cord that’s 15x stronger than steel by weight, helping your keys to sit flatter and more comfortably in your pocket.

All parts are compatible with our machined Key Cache, so whether combined or on its own, it will slim your key carry and help you quickly swap between sets of keys for improved organisation.

The Loop’s brass parts will develop a unique patina as surfaces oxidise and interact with the natural oils in your skin. It will quickly look like a timeless tool, but can easily be polished up to its original lustre with some Brasso and a soft cloth.

By contrast, the stainless steel Key Loop won’t require additional care. It will withstand almost anything you can throw at it without losing a shade of its original glory.

The Key Loop is delivered with one metre of fibre cord that you can cut down to suit your needs. For instructions on how to assemble, see below.

The Key Loop uses the same aerospace-grade materials that we used to make our best-selling ballpoint, the Mechanical Pen. Take a closer look here.

Gif showing the versatility of the Key Loop by Wingback

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We've replaced the traditional spilt keyring with a length of braided, ultra-high molecular weight cord, meaning your keys will sit flatter, be more comfortable in your pocket.

Often used to hold up sails in the marine industry, the cord is 15x the strength of steel for weight, and known as the world's strongest, lightest fibre.

1. To assemble, feed both ends of the cord through the machined end block.

2. Tie and cut the extra cord to your preferred length with a pair of scissors or penknife (keeping any surplus cord to use as you see fit).

3. Slide your keys on the cord, then loop it around the machined part and pull tight.

4. The Key Loop is threaded in the middle, so you can have an extra set of keys on either side, and fix car keys, work pass, lanyard, or other accessories on the other.

5. The real versatility comes with coupling the Key Loop with our Key Cache, which stores an emergency banknote if you ever forget your wallet.

6. Each part is interchangeable so you can pick what you need and leave the extras at home.


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For more wear, care and breaking in instructions, visit our support section here.


Hi Ted, thanks for your question. Technically the Key Loop comes in three parts: the male part, female part and one metre of UHMWP fibre loop that can be cut down so you can assemble the Loop to suit your needs. Hopefully the instructions above clarify how best to assemble the Loop.

Sam from Wingback

Hi, I have a question about the key loop. On your video I can see at least 4 different parts; a ‘male’ key holder (bolt), a ‘female’ key holder (nut), a ‘female’ end (no string) and a ‘male’ end to put on a split ring. Does that come as a complete set?

Ted Bracht

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