I find inspiration in everyday objects and unfortunately in many places, finding ammunition cartridges on the streets is an everyday occurrence. My team and I decide to make something beautiful and useful out the leftovers of a thing designed to take lives. – Zack Tipton, founder

EQUILIBRIUM

We aren't interested in building the lightest frame out there. A few extra grams won't matter at the end of the day. It's where you put those extra grams that matter.
Without the brass counterweight, frames are front heavy
We aren't interested in building the lightest frame out there. A few extra grams won't matter at the end of the day. It's where you put those extra grams that matter. 
The brass counterweight places the weight behind the ears
Caliber's counterweights are as heavy as the frame front and lens put together. Like an evenly balanced see-saw, it keeps your Caliber on your head and your lenses in front of your eyes.
The new 357 line from Vinylize incorporates spent cartridge cases as a counterweight. Each brass casing is machined and washed before being swagged into the temple tip of a 357 frame.
357 is inspired by the philosophy of the modern firearm with emphasis on balance, durability and design. It is singularly focused on performance.
Age old artisan techniques are fused with modern technology. Solid brass is hand swagged into titanium, to create exceptionally comfortable eyeglasses.
Minimalist frame front design shifts weight to the back of the frame relieving pressure on the nose.

The ideal material for the ultimate frame

Masters of Materials

Durable stainless steel bolted to flexible hypoallergenic beta titanium. Weighty solid brass is hand swagged into each temple tip. Expert material selection and over two decades of design knowledge bring comfort and durability to an exceptional frame.

Integrated Flexibility

Less parts, more reliable. Electric discharge machining is used to cut a compressed spring into each temple. It will never break and can be readjusted by hand.
Hand swagged 357 Magnum cartridges put the weight of your frame where it belongs.

Make it heavy

An upcycled solid brass counterweight is hand swagged into each and every beta titanium temple. Why waste resources making something new when you can simply recycle?
Adjustable silicone nosepads for maximum comfort.

Comfort is key

Fully adjustable anti slip nose pads are solidly screwed and then welded to the stainless steel front. The semi rimless construction reduces frame front weight even more.
UV400 polarized lenses guarantee protection from the sun.

Protection and Enhancement

Lenses are the barrier to dust and harmful UV rays. Our lenses protect your eyes from both. CAT3 UV400 Polarized lenses help you see better longer.

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