I'm at the point where I need to make a decision as to which of these keys would be produced. The idea would be to get them casted and then plated and then tarnished slightly to match the look and feel. Plunger housing is next (aiming for old block cell lock decal and to plate the housing in brass). So which shooter rod do you like best a) three ring key or b) simple merged hole key. Would be nice also to gauge interest. Feedback is always welcomed. Winning key will get the final touches it needs and truly deserves.
I've revised the key. I've taken some of your comments into consideration. 1in" ball in the middle, and the arc in the front could also be used to pull depending what feel you like the best. Hopefully this will move me closer to a product that people like. Please comment on latest design, spring will come snug to the first bulge in the key. Will also check the cost of brass plating the rod itself.
Other option with a more classic style rod end with some cogs integrated in the key. I really would appreciate some feedback.