16 February 2013

Carabiner Keychains

I didn't know what a carabiner looked like until a friend gave us carabiner keychains from his recent trip to the US.

It is a metal loop with a gate usually attached to a spring for locking mechanism. It is normally used in safety-critical systems like climbing, trekking, securing harness and on rescue missions.

Carabiners are high-grade metals and imitation ones are used as novelty items like keychains and these novelty products normally have prints indicating that they are not designed for weight-bearing use.

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