|Name:||Black Diamond QuickWire v1|
|Nose:||notch & wire|
|Dimensions:||Length: 98 mm|
Width: 60 mm
Gate Opening: 25 mm
|Strength Ratings:||25 kN | 7 kN | 9 kN|
|Other Markings:||Forged: BLACK(c-diamond logo)DIAMOND USA | (ratings) CE0082|
|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.