The heavy-duty braided steel cable is just like those used in industrial applications (albeit smaller than the ones used as tension members in bridges). Including the attached swivel loop and plastic badge holder strap, it extends from 2" in fully retracted mode to 24" fully extended. The steel cable has an outer diameter of 0.04" and is coated with clear vinyl to protect it from the elements and from overuse. Unlike in standard belt clip badge holders, where the string is fabric and the body is plastic, on this heavy duty durable badge holder the (1/2" thick) body is made of black-painted aluminum, and the internal spring is made of steel.
These badge holders withstand extra-nervous fidgeters and fascinated 2-year-olds with ease. Try it out, you won't be sorry!
"Hanging spring clip" is shown in picture #3. It is a black spring clip at the top of the badge holder which lets you hang it from a belt loop, lanyard, bag strap, edge of your pocket, or pretty much anywhere with a loop. The spring clip is quite sturdy, and I have found that it holds on all day with no troubles when I clip it to the waistband of my pants if I don't have a belt or belt loops.
"Fixed belt clip" is shown in picture #1. It slips over your belt and lets your badge, keys, etc, hang down. Sadly, I am unable to source a reel for this that has both the ultra-durable steel cable and also swivels against your belt.
"Pinback," not shown, pins to your jacket lapel or similar sturdy fabric. The pin is oriented up-down.
Keep in mind, this item is made to order and has a 48-hour curing time. It can take me up to 5 days to work through my orders. If you are in a hurry, please let me know!
This or any other badge holder can also be specially made with a metal spring clip or hook substituted for the plastic snap badge holder strap. I can also include, for free, a thick clear plastic ziplock-style sleeve to hold the badge. Just let me know by clicking "contact seller" on the side of this page. I offer gift wrapping and expedited shipping options. Click "contact the seller" for more information and a custom listing.
See something you like, but you'd like it different, or you'd like more than one? See something I've sold and want a similar one? Want something completely different that I could make? Go ahead and ask, I do custom orders for accessories. Because of the nature of hand-made items, there may be small variations between the item you buy and the one in the picture.
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