Ok, some of you guys asked me to make the same Cootie key but make the base heavier. I get it…hard sometimes to switch over from smacking a bug all about the shack to a little guy with a very light touch. SO……I am now going to offer up the same key with a 1/2″ solid stainless steel base which makes it ever so chunky. Either way, this key is the top favorite to many a happy cootie converts….Just add a 3.5mm stereo to mono adapter and get two keys for the price of one eh?
Notice that the keys now come with an improved finger piece shape shown in the second picture. I added a bit of a dropdown which allows space for three fingers to touch the right side of the finger piece. My preference of course, but I’ve heard nothing but good reports about the change. I know it’s subtle, but for me, it’s those little things that set some things apart from others.
As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of the cootie key or sideswiper. I’ve been using one for years and all of my keys can easily be used as either a paddle or cootie.
Knowing that cootie keys are not the most popular way of sending CW, I’ve set out to produce a key that is wired as a paddle but is equally at home as a cootie. It features my exclusive Torsion Bar action with hand contoured black lexan finger pieces.
The key is a solid block of stainless steel with brushed brass mechanics, and has enough mass (even though it only has a footprint of 3″x3″) to stay put during use thanks to the blind tapped rubber feet. A 3.5mm cable is included.
Handmade with great care, this key will last for generations.
Waiting time depends on demand and could be as long as 8 weeks. Keys are sent via USPS Priority Mail and professionally packed to ensure safe delivery.
Here’s a video of the first “Fat Boy” version:
TBFB (Torsion Bar Fat Boy) $295 plus $13.85 USPS Priority Mail Shipping