If you have a keychain, inevitably there’s going to be a situation where you wished you had a hook on your keychain. Maybe you need to run to the store and your gym shorts are short on pockets. Maybe it’s a hot day and you want to give your thigh a little room to breathe. Maybe you’re moving and you need your keys constantly accessible. No matter what the reason, though, the Black Key Ring from Grovemade will ensure you look good doing it.


The design is simplicity itself; a circle of stainless steel, covered with black oxide, with a small gap at the bottom and a tab next to it. The basic function is simple; slide your belt loop through the gap and you’ve instantly got your keys hooked to your waist. As an added advantage, this makes them hard to swipe unless you happen to run into an experienced pickpocket. As for the tab next to the gap, well, you really can’t ask anybody to put anything on their keychain these days if it doesn’t open bottles. Hence, the Black Key Ring is also a bottle opener.


black-key-ring-2It also has the added advantage of being utterly indestructible. It’s machined entirely from one piece of solid stainless steel before the black oxide is applied to it, and you can get it without the oxide or in brass if you’d prefer. So, even if you beat the complete and total crap out of it in day to day use, you’re unlikely to cause any actual damage, making it ideal for people who usually break keychain charms. Really, if you’ve got keys, you need a hook. It’s just too handy not to put on your keychain, and at $40, you’ll picking up an accessory that lasts a lifetime. Besides, it’s worth it just to have a bottle opener handy; everybody needs one of those.

Dan Seitz

Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.

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