Skeleton Key Mod by Marquis - SS
Still in Production: No
Configuration: 303 Grade Stainless Steel
The Skeleton Key was originally conceptualized as a high-quality mechanical mod with a touch of style and nothing more. That idea was quickly discarded when the creative geniuses behind the device opted to team up with a legendary artist who they refer to as “Marquis.” This skilled gentleman is a true artist in every sense of the word: he is extremely talented, knows exactly what he likes, and has a desire for his work to carry deep meaning while stimulating introspective thought. Inspired by the passionate ideas presented by Marquis, the Skeleton Key project quickly morphed into something far greater than just another mod.
Speaking of artwork, the Skeleton Key features several incredibly precise laser engravings. It would do them a disservice to try and describe them with words, but I can say that you can look closely at this mod for a long time without becoming bored. Each piece of engraved art was drawn by Marquis specifically for the Skeleton Key and there is even a “secret” engraving which will become noticeable if you have a keen eye. This is another unique feature of this device, it sparks curiosity and even after months of use you will continue to discover things you had never noticed before.
Setting aside all the mystery and grandeur of the Skeleton Key, it happens to also be a highly functional device. Housed within its 23mm frame are silver-plated copper contacts, the positive of which is telescopic to compensate for variations in battery length and ensure a stable connection is made at all times.
The internal switch housing is constructed from brass, providing efficient conductivity. Although the switch itself is spring-loaded, the floating locking ring is powered by an innovative magnet system. This not only gives the locking mechanism an extremely fluid operation but also allows the Skeleton Key to be locked quickly regardless of whether the ring is rotated counterclockwise or clockwise. The locking ring also has some symbolic significance since physically it resembles castle gates or windows. When closed (locked) nothing can be seen, however when open (unlocked) small engravings become visible. This is open for interpretation, but these engravings may represent more than simply an indication as to whether the device is locked or unlocked.
- Constructed from Solid 303 Grade Stainless Steel with Brass Components
- Mechanical Device
- Silver-Plated Copper Contacts
- Spring-Loaded Bottom-Firing Switch
- Floating Magnetic Locking Ring with 360 Degree Action and Image Indicator
- Diameter: 23mm
- Laser Engravings
Inspected By: Doc Allan
Cleaned By: Doc Allan
Appraised By: Sean Polden
Condition Rating: 9.5/10 (Fired)
Condition Notes: Excellent condition, perfect working order. Original packaging included, sans Microfiber cloth and authentication card plastic sleeve.
Collectible Rating: 10/10
Collectors Notes: Triple-digit Serial - #0671. Authentication documentation included.
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