MHAF Key-Bar Review

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What is Key-Bar?

I stumbled upon Key-Bar as I was checking out things on my regular routine of scrolling hunting and fishing pictures, products, and people on Instagram.

I must preface this review by saying that I pride myself in doing my best to write unbiased product reviews featuring the pros and cons and giving the reader an accurate analysis. But since having my own Key-Bar for a while now, I am utterly and completely sold.

Stop the Noise!

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For sportsman, this product not only keeps your keys quiet but looks awesome too. One of my biggest “hangups” for my keys when I’m going into the field or onto the water is: what am I going to do with them?  I don’t want them to jingle in my pocket or jab me from inside my pocket, which can be uncomfortable. I also hate leaving them around the truck because I’m afraid someone will find them. But this slick device organizes them, keeps them quiet, and clips easily inside a pocket or backpack.

Key-Bar is made in the U.S.A. and is available in a large variety of colors and durable materials.  The basic kit comes in a cool Altoid style tin with 3 screw sizes and a pocket clip. The products are CNC machined and can fit up to 15 Keys depending on the screw size you choose. Initial assembly is very simple as it is basically 2 screws and small washers that are used as spacers.  The Key-Bar operates similar to the design of a multi-tool where keys are flipped out as needed and replaced when finished. I found it a little difficult to pull out smaller keys individually but if I flipped out a larger key, the smaller ones then came out nicely.

The basic aluminum model which is the one I tested is available for $45 from www.keybar.us. The most expensive piece they offer right now is the Brass or Copper Key-Bar for $100 My favorite though is the carbon fiber / titanium for $70. Good news too, they take custom orders! Their pricing is seemingly on the high end for a device to hold your keys, but thinking in terms of a tool that you will literally use every single day, and show off all the time, I think it’s easily justifiable.

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They designed it to appeal to a tactical market and I think the appeal to sportsman is very strong as well. I have gotten so many comments on my Keybar since I have had it, and it is also another good way to get a TSA worker at the airport to scratch their heads. I don’t have any additional attachments on mine, but they do sell a specialized toothpick/tweezer attachment, usb, comb, and some other cool attachments to throw on. Oh, and if you are wondering about your key fab…Key-Bar has a clip for the end to attach that as well.
The only critiques I have for the product are; because the aluminum Key-Bar I have is a soft metal, it does scratch easily, but after a while the wear actually looks cool after regular use. You also just need to be careful while using it to open a door for example, because if too much pressure is applied to the Keybar sideways while the key is inserted it could potentially break the key off in the door from the additional leverage. I have been using mine for a few months now though and have not had any problems.

My favorite application for the product however is using them when I am running errands and wearing athletic shorts with no pockets! Using the clip, I can clip it onto the inside of my waist band and hides my keys into a comfortable concealed carry position! Kudos to Keybar.  www.keybar.us Follow them on Instagram: @KEYBAR

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Follow me on Instagram @BowHuntCulture - I am Jonathan Fassnacht! I have been married to my amazing wife Ashley for 5 years and have two beautiful children, Reed and Lillian. I am an active duty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and originally from South Central Pennsylvania. I give credit and thanks to my Father who always ensured that my brother and I grew up with wholesome experiences in the outdoors both hunting and fishing. My roots as a child were lake and pond fishing for bass and bluegill, and small mouth bass fishing the Susquehanna River on summer nights while battling the emerging evening insect army. Those electric experiences of watching the sun setting and having a massive smallmouth bass attack my top water lure hooked me for life! My early field/woods adventures included dove hunting in September and white-tailed deer hunting in the beautiful Pennsylvania woods. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to travel a bit and have been able to hunt and/or fish in Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, and Montana and pray that list keeps growing! Oh I forgot, I caught a catfish in Argentina! My true passion is archery hunting whitetails and most recently chasing big urban bucks around the Wilmington, De suburbs. I take pride and find great enjoyment in introducing others to experience the joy that I do while experiencing God’s special gift of the great outdoors. I’m so happy to be a part of the MHAF team!
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