Saturday, August 15, 2009

Titanium Money Clip with a little knot work...

This is the VIPER Titanium Money Clip, in a natural titanium finish, from Superior Titanium. I particularly like this model because of it's larger size and the cutouts which allow a little decorative knot work.

I used black 1.4mm braided nylon cord to tie cobra stitches, also known as a Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet, around the end cutouts. I like my first attempt, but I think I may try a couple more knot work ideas on it and will add those to this blog post if I like how they come out. Maybe something like a wallet lanyard to clip to a belt loop...

The VIPER can hold up to 60 folded bills or 8 credit cards/ID with 30 folded bills and with it's strong spring grip can just as easily hold onto a single bill. It's also available in Black Diamond and Titanium Nitride finishes.

Superior Titanium also carries a variety of other titanium money clip designs as well as other titanium items including cuff links, tie clips, bracelets, chains, rings, tags, guitar picks, and business card cases
. As mentioned on their website, titanium is '45% Lighter Than Steel', 'Retains Shape 30% Better Than Steel', and is 'Corrosion Resistant'.


For the lanyard, I used the same black 1.4mm braided nylon cord in a cobra stitch/Solomon bar/Portuguese sennit, and a black clip/split ring from PhotonLight.com.

A somewhat associated item that I've made, are these money sign($) shaped paracord lanyard/fobs, one made with gutted paracord, the other with inner strands intact.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet!

Sincity337 said...

I just discovered your blog about 2 days ago. Thanks for sharing your creativity! Thanks to your blog and videos, I just started making my own lanyards, etc. I too enjoy EDC items and decided that the thing that was missing were some cool knots. Keep up the good work, and please continue to share. Thanks again.

hrafn said...

I've not been able to find an e-mail address to contact you. I have a question for you that might work in both our best interests.

How can I contact you?

Stormdrane said...

I can be reached at 'Stormdrane (at) hotmail (dot) com'.

I don't keep it linked on the blog anymore, to try to cut down on spam.

SurvivalTopics.com said...

This is actually quite beautiful. You could even tuck some small piece of gear within the paracord.

Knotty Bear said...

Nice Work Stormdrane ;-)

I really like the clip with the lanyard attached.
That would be something I could really use.

take care,
Barry ;-)

V. Taylor said...

I apologize for my ignorance, I am still a newb at this knotting craft and am still building my repertoire of basic stitches, but could you tell me what type of stitch/braid you used for the $$ signs? It looks familiar but I just can't place it. Thanks!

Stormdrane said...

I used the cobra stitch/Solomon bar/Portuguese sennit for the $$ signs. It just looks different from the side.

Here's another photo angle of them.

Anonymous said...

Impressive handiwork. The $2 bill is a nice touch, too.

Brent said...

I got one of the new Ti Money Clips from EDC Depot through the generosity of a friend about a month ago. I put it in my pocket last night to go to B&N with the basics clipped in; drivers license, medical card, debit card, & about 3 bills. When I got home about an hour later I put it all back in my T.H.E. Wallet. Money clips is just not for me.

Stormdrane said...

Money clips are definitely different from the security of a wallet if you're not used to them.

Custom Money Clips said...

The Viper looks like a great piece, does the spring tend to wear out over time?

Stormdrane said...

The Viper money clip is a cool and unique design.

The clip has kept it's spring since I've had it. But, I honestly don't have/keep enough money stuffed in it, to keep it spread out to it's widest, for me to notice any wear to the 'springyness'.

According to the maker's claims, titanium is supposed to keep it's 'spring' better than stainless steel, so it should last, and I've no reason to doubt them.

Money Clip Wallet said...

I like the clip.The Viper looks like a great piece. It's nice one. I often use it.

Anonymous said...

Very nice weave. Hey have you seen the BeerClip? It is a money clip with a bottle opener.

Christopher Lau said...

Stormdrane - Thanks for getting back to me about the money clip and lanyard. Now for the stupid question -- How do you do it? I know you gave the knots used but is there a video or a site with directions, maybe a book would be better. Thanks again, Chris

Stormdrane said...

@Christopher, You can start by learning the basic knots you intend to use for a project, then once you have the hang of them, you can apply them to your intended uses.

Try looking through some of the tutorials in the Fusion Knots Gallery. JD shares lots of new designs, as well as traditional work like the Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet/cobra stitch that I used with the money clips.

There are links throughout the blog for other learning resources, YouTube, books, and forums/blogs to learn from too.

Where some tutorials have specific measurements for a project, they can vary in what's actually used, even if you're using the same items/accessories and cord.

When tying something to fit to a specific size, like a bracelet. Some folks will make knots tighter or looser than others, and may use more or less cord, so over estimating what you need is better than coming up short on a project...