Black Diamond QuickWire v1

Black Diamond
QuickWire v1

Name:Black Diamond QuickWire v1
Shape:asymmetric D
Gate Material:steel
Nose:notch & wire
Nose Guard:none
Weight:42 g
Dimensions:Length: 98 mm
Width: 60 mm
Gate Opening: 25 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 25 kN | Minor Axis: 7 kN | Gate Open: 9 kN
Other Markings:Forged: BLACK(c-diamond logo)DIAMOND USA | (ratings) CE0082
Stamped: 9119
Batch Marking Location:spine-exterior
Summary:early low-cost wiregate
Description & Commentary:

Although wiregate carabiners were common in the marine industry, the BD HotWire was the first purpose built climbing carabiner using this technology. The Quickwire used the Quicksilver body with a wiregate, to reduce costs.

MSRP QuickWire: $6.75 (2000, $11.46 in 2022 dollars) MSRP HotWire: $7.95 (2000, $13.49 in 2022 dollars)

It does not have the semi-hooded nose of the HotWire, and is more susceptible to accidental gate openings when dragged against the rock or similar foreign object.