|Name:||AustriAlpin (Steel HMS)|
|Unlock Style:||gate stopped - gate stop|
|Sleeve Rotation:||1350° (unlocked) | 2160° (maximum)|
|Nose:||reverse notch & hole|
|Dimensions:||Length: 112 mm|
Width: 72.1 mm
Rope Bearing Depth: 12 mm
Gate Opening: 26 mm
|Other Markings:||Stamped: AUSTRIALPIN 3000 | (4x vertical hash marks) CE0408 (4x vertical hash marks)|
|Collection Criteria:||★ Manufacturing, Engineering, or Design|
|Summary:||unique reverse notch & hole gate, plastic threads|
|Description & Commentary:|
As of early 2023, I have not found the name Austrialpin uses for this unique gate latch arrangement. I consider this strange design a reverse notch & window/hole gate (see the Stubai (twisted d) for a normal notch & window), although the notch (on the gate) is a integral post on the gate. The window is a round hold formed on the flattened nose.
The threads & sleeve stops are a single plastic insert placed in a slot in the front of the gate, a design I assume to minimize material use and ease machining time. The locking sleeve is made from brass.
Otherwise, this is a typical HMS round-stock steel carabiner.