In some cases, we cannot understand why some accessories are so expensive. This keychain is a case. Here in Brazil, it costs about USD 30.00 . All right, all right! You will tell me that it is an excellent keychain, swiss made and with best materials available in the hole word, and I agree. Someday I decide to buy my own of those, but the price is greater than another Swiss Army Knife. I've preferred to buy the knife and make my own keychain :)! I refer to the model 4.18 60 of the catalog.
Let me clarify that THIS INSTRUCTABLE DOES NOT INTENT TO TEACH HOW TO MAKE A "FAKE VICTORINOX KEYCHAIN", BUT A GENERIC KEYCHAIN THAT LOOKS LIKE THAT STYLE. DO NOT USE THIS INTRUCTABLE TO PRODUCE OR SELL ANYTHING AS A VICTORINOX PRODUCT! PLEASE RESPECT TRADEMARKS AND LAWS OK?
As in all my Instructables, I'm sorry about English language mistakes!
Step 1: What stuffs you need
This is the materials list you will need to make your keychain:
- 01 large flat carabiner;
- 01 large key ring;
- 01 medium key ring;
- 03 opened iron rings;
- 01 standard carabiner;
- 01 meter (3.28 feet) chain.
You also need a plier to open and close the iron rings, but if you are so strong to do it with your hands, forget the pliers!
A NOTE FOR THE FLAT CARABINER: The flat carabiner is also called "table style" carabiner here in Brazil. I don't know how it is called outside here, but I include a pic of it here. Also, this model was choosed only because it is similar to the original model and anyone of your choice will work fine!
Step 2: Step One - Iron rings on large key ring
Start your work by insert two iron rings on the large key ring.
Step 3: Step Two: Key ring on the large carabiner
In the next stage you must insert the large key ring (with the two iron rings) on the large flat carabiner.
Step 4: Step Three: cuting the short chain
As in the original model, you must take a chain with 10 rings length. You can cut an amount of chain or only open a ring and separate the 10 rings chain portion.