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How to use the Trezor Keep Metal

Keeping your recovery seed backup safe is a vital aspect of managing your crypto assets responsibly. The Trezor Keep Metal steel recovery seed backup solution is here to make this process simple and secure.

In this guide, we walk you through each step to help you set up your Trezor Keep Metal correctly, ensuring peace of mind in self-custody.


Follow along to get started on securing your digital assets efficiently.

What do you need?

  • Trezor Keep Metal
  • Capsule chamber
  • Punching tool
  • Pre-marking pen
  • Tamper-evident stickers
  • You'll also need your completed recovery seed card from your hardware wallet. (not included)

Video Walkthrough


Step 1: Prepare the Capsule

  • Remove the punching tool and set it aside for now.
  • Unscrew and remove the capsule chamber.
  • Place the capsule chamber back in the tray box where the punching tool was initially located, ensuring it fits securely to prevent any damage during the punching process.

Step 2: Understand the Layout

  • Familiarize yourself with the layout where each A-Z row corresponds to one letter of your recovery seed word. Follow this pattern:
    • First letter on the first row
    • Second letter on the second row
    • Repeat for the third and fourth letters
Note that you'll be working with the first four letters of each recovery seed word.

Step 3: Marking and Punching

1. Pre-marking
  • Use the pre-marking pen to mark the first four letters of each recovery seed word.
2. Punching
  • Position the punching tool on the pre-marked letters.
  • Press down with sufficient force until you hear a click, indicating the surface has been punched through.

Step 4: Storing Your Recovery Seed Card (Optional)

  • Roll and place your recovery seed card in the capsule chamber for quick and easy wallet recovery in the future.
  • Seal the recovery seed card using the provided T-shaped sticker, allowing it to overhang the edge of the rolled card.

Step 5: Sealing the Capsule

  • Close the capsule.
  • Secure it using the short horizontal tamper-evident sticker, placing it vertically over the capsule seal.
  • Note that each sticker has a unique ID and is for one-time use, helping you to confirm that your Trezor Keep Metal remains uncompromised.

Congratulations that’s it! You have now secured your recovery seed backup using Trezor Keep Metal. Remember, taking the time to safely store your recovery seed is a proactive step in ensuring the security of your crypto assets. With Trezor Keep Metal, you are not just storing information; you are securing a future with peace of mind.


If you have any questions or run into issues while using your Trezor Keep Metal, feel free to reach out to our support team via our chatbot Hal.

Stay safe and happy HODLing!
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