1 in stock
We do not hold a licence which allows us to reproduce the Honda logo and none of the Honda keyrings listed here in this website shop feature badges with the Honda logo which have been made by us.
The keyring in this listing is an original item dating from the 1960s which is around 50 years old.
You are most unlikely to ever have the opportunity to buy a more original 50-odd year old keyring for a Honda motor cycle than this keyring which is only the 2nd example of it’s type which we have ever seen over the last 10 years.
We have just this one example to offer which is new old stock having never been issued and is in superb condition.
The vitreous enamel on gilt badge has hand-laid vitreous enamel which is as bright & lustrous as the day it was made but really look it’s age and can never be confused with modern reproductions – this is a ‘time warp’ item which is just as these keyrings were made and used on early Honda motorcycles around 50 years ago.
Hand laid vitreous enamel was rarely perfect and there is a small ‘fish eye’ in the red enamel to the left of the wing and a slight ‘bleed’ of red enamel into the white enamel panel at the bottom of the badge – all part of the charm of an original vintage item like this one.
The badge is mounted onto a genuine black leather keyfob gold embossed ‘TOP GRAIN LEATHER’.
The grade of leather used, keyfob shape and style of embossing are exactly as Manhattan Windsor of Birmingham used some years later on their extensive and famous ranges of automotive keyrings.
The later products had ‘Manhattan Windsor’ on the back of the badges – whereas this badge is simply marked ‘BRITISH MADE’ .
The back of the badge is in un-polished gilt which would no doubt polish up – but we have left it be.
This keyring came to us recently in a final batch from the original Manhattan Windsor premises in Birmingham together with later keyrings marked Manhattan Windsor as we would expect.
Manhattan Windsor are now sadly closed and almost certainly this is one of the earliest keyrings ever made by Manhattan Windsor probably before they had registered their name.
At that time almost all keyrings for the world’s cars and motorcycles were made in England – it was quite an industry.
This keyring is date correct for any 1960s Honda motorcycle and the one in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled.