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HOW HANDGREY REDEFINED THE TITANIUM CARABINER

HOW HANDGREY REDEFINED THE TITANIUM CARABINER

Brent Gerson
4 minute read

Handgrey Titanium Carabiner 20220425 - Handgrey Knox Titanium Keyring and Handgrey H3 Titanium CarabinerThe Handgrey Knox Titanium Keyring (left) and Handgrey H3 Titanium Carabiner (right).

FUNCTIONAL MINIMALISM

Great design is about form and function coming together to bring you exactly what you need. While many brands focus on artistry and flair for their own sake, there are some designers who adhere to a purity of principle: that only elements that directly contribute to the usefulness or quality of the item can be retained. This philosophy is called Functional Minimalism.

Founded by designer Thanasit Inkavesvaanit, Handgrey offers a line of exquisite titanium carabiners, each created with a continuous one-piece design that emphasizes the functionality of each design choice. Made from Grade 5 titanium alloy, and featuring state of the art electro-discharge machining, Handgrey delivers keyrings and carabiners that will last a lifetime.

Handgrey Titanium Carabiner 20220425 -Bauhaus Dessau in Germany 2 Bauhaus Dessau in Germany, where the modern design philosophy of functional minimalism was fully articulated after World War I.

BAUHAUS: A SYMBOL OF MODERN DESIGN

The aesthetic behind Handgrey’s designs dates back to the Bauhaus movement of the early years of the Weimar Republic in Germany, after World War I left the European continent shaken. Unlike the impressionist and early modernist design that preceded the war, The Bauhaus favored an abstract, geometric style that prized function as form. It was unique in its fusion of the industrial with the artistic.

Handgrey’s design principles stem directly from this philosophy: less is more. Every carabiner and keyring in their lineup is designed to maximize functionality while remaining light and durable. There are no components or assembly – just a unibody design that relies on the natural springiness of the alloy. Sometimes, simple really is just better.

EXPLORING THE HANDGREY LINEUP

Handgrey offers titanium carabiners and keyrings in many distinct designs, each with a unique combination of surfaces:

THE H1 TITANIUM CARABINER FROM HANDGREY

H1 TITANIUM CARABINER FROM HANDGREY STONE TUMBLED TITANIUM

The H1 is a 2-piece quick release key-capturing elongated version intended to be slim, streamlined, and compact. The entire carabiner is EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) wire cut and is the first of its kind to be crafted in this manner. Since it is built from sturdy TI6A-4V grade 5 squared titanium, it'll likely outlast any of the keys or tools you might hang from it.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Two piece configuration
  • EDM wire cut
  • TI6A-4V grade 5 squared titanium
  • Elongated carabiner shape
  • 2.56" L x .96" W x 0.22" D/0.37" D including gate

H1 Titanium Carabiner

H1 Titanium Carabiner

$85.00

[tab-section data-sc-active-background="#ffffff" data-sc-other-background="#ffffff" data-sc-color="#555555"][tab title="Details"] Designed as a counterpoint to the brand's Bauhaus line, the Handgrey line of carabiners were designed with pure functionality in mind. The H1 is a 2-piece quick release key-capturing elongated version intended to be slim,… read more

THE BAUHAUS K80 TITANIUM CARABINER FROM HANDGREY

BAUHAUS K80 TITANIUM CARABINER FROM HANDREY STONE TUMBLED TITANIUM

The K line of Handgrey carabiners were conceived with dual functionality in mind. The K80 is perhaps the best example of that conception, combining a traditional carabiner and a bottle opener into a fluid, perfectly balanced, minimalist design. Given the strong TI6A-4V squared titanium unibody construction, there are no secondary parts to break or fail on the opening gate, relying instead on a curved built-in spring and the inherent strength of the metal.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Unibody design modeled after figure 8
  • TI6A-4V grade 5 squared titanium
  • Smaller carabiner shape
  • Bottle opener
  • 2.07" L x 1.08" W x 0.22" D

Bauhaus K80 Titanium Carabiner

Bauhaus K80 Titanium Carabiner

$39.00

[tab-section data-sc-active-background="#ffffff" data-sc-other-background="#ffffff" data-sc-color="#555555"][tab title="Details"] The K line of Handgrey carabiners were conceived with dual functionality in mind. The K80 is perhaps the best example of that conception, combining a traditional carabiner and a bottle opener into a fluid, perfectly balanced, minimalist design. Featuring… read more

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THE KIN NO. 6 TITANIUM KEY HOOK FROM HANDGREY

KIN NO. 6 TITANIUM KEY HOOK FROM HANDGREY STONE TUMBLED TITANIUM

Thanasit Inkavesvaanit, the talented mind behind Handgrey, dedicated the Kin No. 6 to the memory of his father and King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, along with all the role models and leaders that have pushed people toward success. Utilizing EDM wire-cutting technology, this advanced version of the key hook is constructed with meticulous details and has a streamlined unibody design built from grade 5 Ti-6AI-4V titanium. It features a hook with a semi-flexible spring clip for your pocket or belt, a spacious inner clearance so you can fasten it to thicker objects, and micro-grip texture for easy handling. Keep your keys close and secure 24/7 with this modern tool inspired by role models past and present.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Grade 5 Ti-6AI-4V titanium
  • Unibody design
  • Bauhaus-inspired
  • Constructed with EDM wire-cutting technology
  • Semi-flexible spring clip
  • Micro-grip texture
  • 7.4g
  • 2.362" L x 0.462" W (0.216" thickness)

Kin No. 6 Titanium Key Hook

Kin No. 6 Titanium Key Hook

$39.00

[tab-section data-sc-active-background="#ffffff" data-sc-other-background="#ffffff" data-sc-color="#555555"][tab title="Details"] Thanasit Inkavesvaanit, the talented mind behind Handgrey, dedicated the Kin No. 6 to the memory of his father and King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, along with all the role models and leaders that have pushed… read more

THE KNOX TITANIUM KEYRING FROM HANDGREY

KNOX TITANIUM KEYRING FROM HANDGREY STONE TUMBLED TITANIUM

Designed in an attempt at reimagining an over 100-year-old invention - the keyring - this lateral split ring is made from 6Al4V grade 5 titanium. It features a 10-sided exterior, but has a smooth interior curve to ensure freedom of key movement without them getting snagged on the angles. The clever design allows for a much easier push/pull motion in order to attach or detach keys, rather than having to use your fingers or a tool to pry it apart. Best of all, it is both lighter and stronger than your typical keyring.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Grade 5 Ti-6AI-4V titanium
  • Unibody design
  • Bauhaus-inspired
  • Constructed with EDM wire-cutting technology
  • Semi-flexible spring clip
  • Micro-grip texture
  • 7.4g
  • 2.362" L x 0.462" W (0.216" thickness)

Knox Titanium Keyring

Knox Titanium Keyring

$19.00

[tab-section data-sc-active-background="#ffffff" data-sc-other-background="#ffffff" data-sc-color="#555555"][tab title="Details"] Designed in an attempt at reimagining an over 100-year-old invention - the keyring - this lateral split ring is made from 6Al4V grade 5 titanium. It features a 10-sided exterior, but has a smooth interior curve to ensure… read more

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