Cootie/Paddle For Under $150

See my new “Fat Boy”…a twice as heavy version of this key with a solid 1/2” base.

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of the cootie key or sideswiper. I’ve been using one for years, so I make all of my keys so they can easily be used as either a paddle or cootie.

Knowing that cootie keys are not the most popular way of sending CW, I’ve set out to produce a key that is wired as a paddle but is equally at home as a cootie, and most of all, it’s very affordable.

It features my exclusive Torsion Bar action with hand-rubbed exotic wood finger pieces with my (not shown in the picture) signature dot inlay on both sides. With a simple stereo to mono adapter,  you can switch back and forth from a classic paddle to a cootie quickly and easily.

The key is all fine brushed brass and has enough mass (even though it only has a footprint of 3″x3″) to stay put in use thanks to the rubber feet. The flexible contact strip is Nickel Sliver. A 3.5mm cable is included.



Handmade with great care, this key will last a lifetime.

I usually can get a key out the door in a week or less. Keys are sent via USPS Priority Mail and professionally packed to ensure safe delivery.

Here’s the video:


TBCP (Torsion Bar Cootie/Paddle) $148 + $12.50 USPS Priority Mail Shipping