If you carry a bunch of keys or are looking for something to help you carry small tools, this cable key ring may fit the bill. Priced at only $2.69 each, these handy rings are made with braided steel cable; unlike similar rings however, these (made by HY-KO) feature a cable that’s coated with nylon (click the image below for a close-up view):
The closure is a simple threaded screw and barrel type:
I’ve been using a couple of these rings for a while, and once the barrel is tightly screwed on, it never backs off. The other nice feature of these rings is the fact that there’s some “give” to the cable so it fits in your pocket a bit more unobtrusively than is the case with regular key rings. Unscrewing the barrel closure takes just a few seconds, so if you’re using it for small tools, you can hang it off a loop on your bag, tool belt or even a belt loop.
I’ve seen these on Amazon for as much as $7.08; from Aubuchon Hardware the price is only $2.69. An outfit called County Comm sells a non-nylon covered version for just $1.40. The version shown here is a 6″ model, by the way; County Comm also sells a 12″ model for $2.15.
See the cable key ring shown in these pictures at Aubuchon Hardware by clicking here: 6″ Cable Lock Key Ring
The uncoated version at County Comm: A&P Cable Key Rings – County Comm
These are inexpensive enough to buy a few; they make a neat little gift for a friend as well. ‘
The Fine Print: I have no connection with any of the companies mentioned in this post.