La Calavera (Skull) belt hook/dangler is one of the original catalyst designs for de Luxe Standard. Key hooks, or danglers, have been part of my daily EDC (every day carry) for years, freeing up much needed pocket space for other favored gear. That and my despise for carrying keys in my pocket. My previous key hooks were the plain fish hook style, which left much to be desired. Being a personal daily every day carry, I wanted a version that had both personality and style. The result is what you see now.
This style key hook is generally made to attach to a pant pocket, belt loop or belt (personal preference). My wife also uses one to attach to the top-inside of her purse. She says she no longer has to fumble around looking for her keys.
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Only 2 made. THESE ARE THE ONLY 1ST EDITION SKULL DANGLERS TO BE CAST IN SILVER.
These are 1st edition prototypes which were 3D printed in a castable material. This process is expensive compared to typical wax injection but retains amazing detail as you can see from pictures.
The branding on these 2 models are also unique. This version has the original “de Luxe Standard” branding cast rather than laser engraved onto the piece.
This version also has a solid skull, where as the production model is carved out. This adds a nice heft to the piece.
These pieces are also slightly larger than production models.
The prototype versions are extremely limited and have subtle details that are not available on the production models. Thus, making them unique and rare.