IMPORTANT: The channel thickness (thickness of bag flap) is only 0.18″ (4,6 mm) so this bag lock is suitable for somewhat thicker flap closures with some interfacing/stabilizers.
The flap must be have a compressed thickness of 0.18″ (4,6 mm) to fit in the top part.
The top part of the lock slides over the flap and is attached with the screws. You can always add some glue. You do not need to cut a hole in your flap or bag.
Attach the bottom side (with prongs) on the bag front using the provided washer, and using the same technique as you would for any magnetic snap.
The names of the metal finishes we use are Electro Black (matt black), Nickel (silver), Antique brass (rolled brass, uneven), Gun metal, Old Gold, Rose Gold (or copper), Irridescent Rainbow and Light Gold. These names do not say anything about the actual composition of the product.
If you buy an old Gold lock, it’s not real gold, unfortunately for you ;). Nor are the nickel items made out of nickel.
What is the difference between Antique Brass and Old gold?
They both do have similar colours, however, gold is shinier and carries a more yellow tone. Antique Brass has a slightly duller tone and isn’t quite vibrant.
All the items in our webshop are chosen with ‘bagmaking’ in mind. Of course, they can also often be used for other purposes (our customers are often very creative in their applications), but k-bas is not responsible for the durability when used outdoors.