ColdTi titanium wallet review.
I was recently looking for a way to back up my seed words for my Bitcoin and other crypto with something more permanent then paper. So I started looking into metal cold wallets. One of the ones I saw that I really like was the ColdTi Titanium Recovery seed backup wallet. The kit comes with two titanium plates and screws to hold them together along with some tamper proof labels.
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Here are a few advantages I found for the ColdTi titanium wallet.
Titanium has a melting point of 3,034°F. While a quick search of google told me the average house fire gets up to 1,100°F.
The second feature was the low price. (I saw some wallets that allow you to place individual letters into the wallet and seal them. But with the ColdTi being just a metal plate I stamp they were able to keep the price down. Since I was going to be looking for a few backups, this worked out better for me.)
Here is what I ordered to get started, including the ColdTi titanium plates and a stamping block and stamping kit.
(I already had a decent heavy hammer, and think most any hammer will work.) But I do see they make stamping hammers like this.
Stamping the ColdTi titanium wallet
I started by ordering 3mm stamping kit and then realized that i might be better off using something smaller, so I also ordered the 2mm so I would be able to compare and use the best option. I think the 3mm would work, but it would be a tight fit. I ended up using the 2mm. Here you can see the size difference.
Stamping was pretty easy. I used some painters tape to keep the words in a straight line, I just would touch the stamp to the plate and slide it down until I felt the bottom of the letter hit the tape. and also made some marks on the tape to help with the spacing.
Then I just gave it a single hard WHACK! It went pretty easy, the only issue being that my family didn’t like the noise as I was in the kitchen. So I ended up waiting until they were asleep. (lol, just kidding) It was pretty noisy, so ended up doing it in a different room.
So how does it look!
Here you can see i did the top btc letters with the 2mm stamp kit. I did the lower btc with the 3mm kit. Both looked great and I dont think i would have any trouble reading them in the future. The stamping was clear and deep. The first hit I made was the upper b with the 2mm, and you can see that one was not as hard. I adjusted after that to put a little more power in my tap.
ColdTi titanium wallet summary
Unfortunatly i am not able to show you the final product as I dont want to share my seed words :-). But overall I am really happy with how these turned out. Plus it is a nice relief to know I dont have to 100% rely on my encrypted USB backups, and paper with my seeds. I give the ColdTi Titanium Wallet two big thumbs up!
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