Silca HX One Ltd Edition Centennial Anniversary Tool Kit in Walnut Box
To celebrate a century of the highest quality tool-making for performance cycling, Silca have released a limited edition set of Centennial Anniversary HX-ONE hex keys. The fully forged S2 steel keys are encased in a beautiful and limited edition box made from the heartwood of American Walnut trees. Each HX-ONE box is adorned with Silca's centennial emblem which has been hand-painted on 304 stainless steel.
There is nothing more widely used than a set of Hex keys for the avid cyclist. Constant use eventually results in wear to the heads of both the tools and - often overlooked - the bolts as well.
Take a look in the tool boxes of pro-tour mechanics and the one thing you definitely find, is a high quality Hex Keys. The reason is simple, better tool fit leads to better feel and confidence for the mechanic as well as a significant reduction in the likelihood of damaging exotic fasteners made from Titanium or Aluminum.
The HX-One Tool Kit was an excercise in precision craftsmanship with Silca's usual no-holds-barred approach to materials and construction. The tools are designed to precisely fit for reduced wear and a more reliable tightening/loosening with reduced damage and wear. The HX1 is made from the finest S-2 Tool Steel, a shock resistant steel which has been refined by Swiss and German toolmakers for the optimal balance of strength, hardness, shock resistance and dimensional control. S-2 yields stronger tools with much harder surfaces for prolonged tool AND fastener life. The Hex keys are then coated with thin-dense Chrome, a process generally reserved for mold tool components or optical grade surfaces inside molding tools. This coating provides the hardest, most dimensionally stable finish possible on each hex key. Finally, each tool is spray coated with a high-grip, high-visibility textured polymer finish for maximum grip and control. No more dropping your tools with greasy fingers or losing them on your workbench.
The Silca HX1 Tool Drive Kit is comprehensive but compact. It contains the eight most common hex key sizes (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 mm), two Philips heads, two flat heads and 6 Torx Bits (T8, T10, T15, T20, T25, T30). Silca's proprietary 17-4 Stainless magnetic adaptor allows for all these tools to occupy such a small box. A satisfying click of the adaptor onto the 6mm Hex key quickly converts it into a ¼” socket drive which can fit any common ¼” driver Bit, including the supplied Torx bits as well as the Phillips and Flat head Drivers. You can literally handle any modern bicycle fastener with the tools in the box.
The box for this limited edition centennial anniversary kit is made from the heartland of American Walnut, chosen for its quality, longevity and beautiful finish quality. The wood can vary in colour from light browns to rich, deep browns meaning that each box will be unique. The boxes are finished with Silca's Anniversary Logo made from 304 Stainless Steel and hand-painted for the perfect colours and effect.
This is a lifetime set of tools. and Silca have thought of everything when it comes to the practicality of it's use. It has been designed to be completely one-hand accessible (we’ve all been there..). The exquisite Walnut Box uses a magnetic closure system and each tool rests in a CNC machined slot, held in place by a single elastomeric tab. Each tool fits into and out of it’s slot with a satisfying ‘click’ so that even when stretched one-handed from work stand to workbench, you can be confident in your placement.
Truly a stunning tool kit both in form and function, and one to be passed on.