This is the newest addition to our key ring collection. We always start with the highest quality, longest-lasting materials. In this case, it's Horween's Horween Essex leather and a solid steel HK gun clip.
Let's talk about this clip for a second. These clips are named after Heckler & Koch - a large gun manufacturer. The clips are made to be used on either end of your gun sling, to make holding it a little easier. We spoke with a friend in the army, and he confirmed that his unit used them on the M249's - a 22lb fully-automatic machine gun with an 800 round-per-minute rate of fire. Suffice it to say, these are heavy-duty, and won't have an issue holding your keys. The feel of it is super industrial - it's the kind of product that's so overbuilt, and so simple that you just want to open and close it all day.
For the leather, we went to The Horween Leather Company in Chicago. They have been in the leather game since 1905, and have developed some of the most durable and beautiful leathers on the market (from Shell Cordovan to the leather used for NFL footballs). For these key clips, we selected their Essex line. Essex is the result of an experiment where Horween asked themselves - “what if we take a top quality cowhide and tan it with the same liquor we use to tan shell cordovan?". The result is a beautiful, durable leather that has a particularly rich coloring. We're using their natural color for these - it starts off with a medium-light brown, that will darken and age beautifully with time.
The key clip has "G" logo heat-stamped in the middle, and a good-sized black steel split key ring to hold your keys.
Length - 5"