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Contest: What is on your keychain? Answered

I love to see things reduced to their smallest possible form while still maintaining function.

Show us the most interesting thing you have that fits on a keychain and have a chance to win a year of Instructables pro membership. It could be something you made or something you bought. To enter, post below a photo of the object or tool and give a link where it can be obtained or a brief description of how it was made.

Bonus points if it's something you find useful enough to actually carry with you everyday.

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Deadline for posting is midnight May 15, 2011

The picture shows a few of the small keychain tools I have collected.

1. Tiny flashlight from: http://www.sciplus.com/

2. Small calculator from Walmart

3. Keychain pencil that I made. See here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Gluphite-Make-A-Key-Chain-Pencil/

4. Very small butane lighter from: http://www.dealextreme.com/new-arrivals

5. Key chain microscope from: http://www.sciplus.com/

6. TV remote control from: http://www.dealextreme.com/new-arrivals

7. Laser clock projector from: http://www.dealextreme.com/new-arrivals

8. Small Rubiks cube from Walmart

Thumbnail pic shows the coin cell flashlight I carry every day. It only costs $1.50 and holds up to everyday use. Available from: http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G16140


A circular spark plug gapping tool that lets me set automotive and marine plugs by just turning the disc between the point and the arm of the contact set on the plug.

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Here is my survival key chain kit. From left to right I have the following items:

1. Fire steel
2. P-38 (can opener & striker for fire steel)
3. Water tight container w/ quick fire tender
4. Gerber Artifact tool (mini pry bar, bottle opener, Exacto blade)
5. Mini LED light with strobe function
6. Mini Multi-tool
7. Compass
8. Carabiner


It is a Quarrow brand that is sold by the Bass Pro Shops. I think that Orvis may also sell them. Its called the "Turtle".

I don't have a wide variety of things on my keychain, I do have a lot of a few things.....the keys to my house are a bit old as you can see, and then there are the 20+ customer tracking tabs, and one brass George Killian's Irish Red bottle opener.


Nothing overly interesting, except the one skeliton key (upper left hand side).

Pandora's Box and inside of it is one of Chuck Noriss's beard hairs. Does that win anything?


If you post a picture of what happens when you open Pandora's box.

I can't. Or Chuck Noriss will find me.

Ooo, mine is chock full of goodies....I will have to take a picture or you might not believe me :-)


7 years ago

Aside from my keys, the only thing attached to my keychain is a CRKT H.U.G. pocket knife. I used to have a mini flashlight but the battery ran out and I never replaced it.

The Knife: http://www.crkt.com/HUG

I couldn't find where you attach the key ring to.

Oh, through the last hole in the handle. I have a small ring there, that loops through the larger keyring.

mini dictionarie and a pokemon

Not exactly "useful", but it was fun and turned out well:


im working on mine right now