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the Keybrief 60

the Keybrief 60


A Diminutive Keybrief. Made in California.

This keyboard carry brief, handmade here in California, was specifically designed to fit my Heavy-6 housing, but it is compatible with a wide range of similarly-sized (60% and smaller) keyboards. It is a scaled-down version of my popular Keybrief TKL.

"The Norbauer bag is fucking awesome. There’s leather in all the right places. Padding where there needs to be. Small touches that scream quality. ... One hell of a nerd purse." 
Beaker on Keebtalk

"outrageously high quality"
Captain Shwah on GeekHack

This version features a soft calfskin leather handle and piping, a water-resistant ballistic nylon shell, and closed-cell-foam padding around all faces. The bag also has an interior zippered pocket for holding USB cables and/or tools, soft gray tech suede lining, seat-belt style webbing, polished gunmetal strap slider and zipper, and military-style snap hooks. 

The hand-embroidered patch at the front features my Portcullis maker's mark. It is removable via Velcro for an unbranded look. This style of metal-wire hand-embroidery is an ancient handicraft of India, which eventually made its way to Europe to become a traditional part of French and British military regalia and liturgical vestments. (Note that, unfortunately, this bag's patch velcro isn't compatible with the TKL Bag patches that I'm selling separately related to another project, but you can always make any normal patch work with this bag by applying adhesive velcro wool to the back of the patch.) 

The patch pack includes two swappable hand-embroidered goldwork patches representing the Topre and Cherry MX switches, reading "Thock" and "Click," respectively, along with a spare Norbauer portcullis logo patch. Because each is handmade and each artist's interpretation is unique, there may be some variation from the photos and the actual patches you get. These patches are compatible with the Heavy-6 Ballistic Carry Brief only.