Whatever you do, don't try to go cheap. I needed a straight key a few years ago, and bought a bargain priced one from ARRL, made I think by MFJ. It is so lousy I refuse to sell it to someone else, or even give it away. It sits now in its original wrapping off in a dark corner, where I see it only when I am looking for something else. How the noble League, of which I am a long time Life Member and sometime official, could engage in such a swindle is shocking to me. I lucked out, though. A former partner also a ham, owed me a favor and knew I was upset over this outrage, found a Navy flameproof key like I got from MARS as a Novice, and gave it to me. Very nice!