Steel Bolt Challenges & Certifications



Well, TSSBCI has the card tearing certs and steel bar bending certs. Might as well add these babies to mix as well…right? Bolts will offer a MUCH tougher bend than cold-rolled steel will. We would like to reward you for your efforts! Only $10 a piece. See the rules below:

(1) Use one pair of cordura wraps (or none)
(2) Bend the bolt to two inches or less (from end to end)
(3) Complete the bend in under sixty seconds
(4) The challenge bolts are the ONLY bolts allowed to be used
(5) The bolts are to be bent “un-braced”
(6) You MUST start with the lowest challenge bolt and work your way up (i.e. start with the #3 bolt, then bend the #6 bolt , etc.)

That’s it! Send video evidence via email to or visit Instagram and private message @short_steel_bending. We will then add you to our online rosters and send you a cert in the mail. How legit is that? Check out the ladder rank for the challenge bolts:

BOLT #3 (Grade 2 – 1/4″ x 5.5″)
BOLT #6 (Grade 5 – 1/4″ x 5.5″)
BOLT #9 (Grade 8 – 1/4″ x 5.5″)
BOLT #12 (Grade 2 – 5/16″ x 5.5″)
BOLT #15 (Grade 5 – 5/16″ x 5.5″)
BOLT #18 (Grade 8 – 5/16″ x 5.5″)