You know, I'm a sucker for goodies
After browsing that thread about the Spyderco stickers, I thought it'd be cool to have Spyderco keyrings too.
Keyrings are useful for all sorts of reasons... whether it's to sort one's many sets of keys, to offer small gifts to friends and colleagues, or (for Spyderco) as merchandising items to promote the company.
And just recently, the online reseller where I bought my new Spyderco knives gave me a free SpyderCoin 2021 as a commercial gesture ; to apologise for a sending a pouch in the wrong colour (i.e. not the one I had ordered - but which the staff chose to send anyway). It's something which I certainly appreciate, and the SpyderCoin is well-made... however I have no use for it. Now, if instead the staff had a SpyderRing
at their disposal and had sent me one instead, I'd have been happier.
Looking at the Spyderco website, there doesn't seem to be a company branded keyring currently on offer.
Additionally, I've spent some time using the search function of the forum - but haven't come across such a keyring which would have been made in the past.
There are cool Spyderco lanyards for sale, but neither their price nor their use are in the same ballpark.
So, anyway, below are two designs which I offer for consideration :
SpyderRing version A
SpyderRing version B
Pardon my crude design skills, however I think these are pretty much representative of what I envision.
There's just one thing I wasn't able to draw : the relief of the various curves, given -of course- the keyrings would be embossed, so as to provude a quality, 3D feeling under the fingers.
The keyrings would be sized reasonably, around 4 cm wide (1,5748 inch). They would ship with a split ring and perhaps a carabiner too.
Here's hoping that Sal and the team will be thinking positively about releasing a bug-style keyring
(And now that I think about it, just like with the SpyderCoins, there could be yearly SpyderRings as well. That
is the sort of stuff I could see myself collecting - their inherent practicality would lessen the guilt of accumulating needlessly