I'm Making a Messenger Bag
August 17, 2012 12:06 AM   Subscribe

I'm making a messenger bag, and I seek a particular type of fastener.

I want a fastener that is a essentially a bolt on a pivot, with a nut or a ball on the end. The bolt pivots down, with the nut/ball locking into a slot, latching the bolt in place. This will be securing the heavy canvas flap. Please help!
posted by Chasuk to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a total bag/fastener nerd. Does this exist or are you inventing it? Can you draw a picture? I think I get what you're saying, is this a variation on a twist-lock fastener?

In general, try checking sailing hardware sites - they often have really different and inventive things you never realized you needed.
posted by bendy at 12:52 AM on August 17, 2012

Best answer: Sounds to me like Swing Hooks. Not sure what the best supplier is for these, but hope it's what you're looking for. I love these style closures!
posted by 6 of 1 at 12:57 AM on August 17, 2012

I would also check Amazon Supply.
posted by R. Mutt at 5:21 AM on August 17, 2012

This is a job for StrapWorks.
posted by bibliogrrl at 5:40 AM on August 17, 2012 [5 favorites]

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