Suede-Clad Bike Lock

Made with proper chain, chain locks are nearly indestructible and super convenient. They are also outrageously expensive: upwards of $100. I made this lock for about $35 by welding high carbon security chain to an industrial lock. I then clad the chain with a scrap piece of suede that I salvaged from a factory. In the photos you can make out the diamond shapes that I branded into the leather.