Brass RADAR key with Harris Tweed looped key fob – large head

£12.95 Inc. VAT

  • Genuine approved, RADAR NKS keys made of solid brass – tested and inspected by British Locksmiths
  • Can unlock over 20,000 disabled toilets nationwide
  • Features a large-headed RADAR key to provide better grip and leverage for people with limited grip and dexterity
  • High quality, handcrafted Harris Tweed looped key fobs made from pure virgin wool, dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides – available in a choice of 5 designs.
  • The key has a raised edge making it more identifiable for the visually impaired.
  • Easy to hold looped fabric ring for those with impaired hand function
  • Made in Britain by the RADAR Key Company

Also available with a more compact small headed key with a Harris Tweed flat key fob.

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Description

Our high-quality solid brass RADAR keys allow you access to over 20,000 accessible toilets nationwide. The disabled toilet in your local supermarket, restaurant or leisure centre should be easily accessed with a RADAR key, without the need to ask for permission.

Whether you have a physical or hidden disability, a RADAR key provides you peace of mind and dignity whilst out and about.

Add some style to your new RADAR key with a choice of 5 Harris Tweed looped key fobs made from pure virgin wool, dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides. Our quality Harris Tweed key fobs feature a good sized key ring, to allow you to add all your other keys as well.

Looped RADAR key fob colour options:

  • Mustard overcheck
  • Brown Herringbone
  • Blue Mackenzie Plaid
  • Rust Orange Plaid
  • Blue Herringbone

This RADAR key features a larger head key and large looped key fob to aid those with limited grip and dexterity.

The background of Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed is made and manufactured on a small island at the top of Scotland called the Isle of Harris. The island itself is situated in a chain of islands called the Outer Hebrides.

It is here at the actual Harris Tweed head office where the wool is sorted, dyed, combed and spun. What makes Harris Tweed so very special is that any cloth that is officially Harris Tweed is woven in a weaver’s shed on the island.

So every key chain, suit, hat, scarf, or bag that you see with the iconic orb logo was woven by hand in someone’s home.

Much like Champagne from the Champagne Region of France – if it’s not made in the Outer Hebrides, it’s not Harris Tweed.

The cloth was originally called Tweel, the Scot name for ‘twill’ since it is woven in a twilled pattern. Legend has it that a merchant in London received a letter about some ‘tweels’ but he misread the word as ‘tweed’ and the name stuck.

Harris Tweed is often made in a range of earth tones – such as greens, browns and reds – because the wool was originally dyed with lichen and other natural dyes found on the islands.

This also reflects it’s most common use as the natural colours help the wearer to blend into wooded, outdoor environments.

Harris Tweed is now dyed with chemical dyes and is made in a much larger range of colours, including oranges and yellows to appeal to a range of tastes and create unique clothing and accessories.

Identifying a real RADAR key

These solid brass, Gold Standard keys are manufactured by The Radar Key Company in Britain. The keys have always been and remain, reliable, accurate and very easy to grip.

A real RADAR Key Company Key can be identified by checking if it says “Radar Key Company”, which our solid brass keys do. If not, then it is not a genuine RADAR Key Company key.

The benefits of having a RADAR key

The keys have to reliably work every single time, on whichever lock they are inserted into, because the disabled person rarely has another toilet locally which they can use, while the alternatives are distressing.

The RADAR key features include:

  • a unique handle with raised edges for extra grip
  • octagonal shaft for easy identification by feel.
  • no sharp weld flash to cut fingers or obstruct insertion into lock
  • one piece- no potential weak points from welding error.
  • fully rounded nose to aid easy insertion into lock.
  • bevelled keystop to aid removal from door.

Every single key is tested on two different Radar locks by a British master locksmith.

Who is eligible for a RADAR key?

Qualification is by self certification. You must have a mental or physical disability which is helped by using the key to access the specialist facilities available in accessible or Changing Places toilets plus countryside walks/ accessible routes within buildings.

Additional information

Looped keyring option

Mustard Overcheck, Brown Herringbone, Blue Mackenzie Plaid, Rust Orange Plaid, Blue Herringbone

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