INTRODUCTION: The RKALD is a custom-fabricated device intended to minimize loss of the restroom keys due to unintended pocket concealment. It is designed for equal ease of use by either hand and either sex.


[1] Protrusionary pocketability: although it may be placed in the average pants pocket, tucked into a waistband, or dropped into a shirt or blouse, the carrier is unlikely to forget it is there.

Caution: Device may fall out of pocket if pants are removed, or if pocketer is not in an upright position. See feature #3.

[2] Deadbolt key swivel: a key attached to the swivel end may be rotated 360 degrees to lock or unlock a deadbolt lock.

[3] Armpitability: The device can be carried under the arm when the carrier needs both hands free and pocketing is impracticable.

[4] Self-defense usability: If the carrier is attacked while in or en route to the restroom, the device may be used as a weapon. Simply hold one end while hitting the assailant with the other, preferably on a vulnerable spot.

Caution: Effectiveness is not guaranteed for this purpose. Use as a weapon when not being attacked is illegal and should be avoided.

The doorknob key is attached to the end labeled “K”. The key at the other (swivel) end is the deadbolt key. If in doubt as to the proper use of the keys, please see the instruction manual that came with your key, or consult library or internet sources. Most keys may be utilized by inserting them into the keyhole and turning them to the left or right.

Absolutely no warranty is provided. This device is provided on an open source basis, and may be used free of charge and copied without limitation.

Copyright 2005 by Michael Walker