lucKY Straight Gate v2

Straight Gate v2

Name:lucKY Straight Gate v2
Shape:asymmetric D
Nose:notch & pin
Nose Guard:none
Rivets:flat spun
Gate Shield:full
Weight:52 g
Dimensions:Length: 100 mm
Width: 54.9 mm
Depth (basket end): 8.64 mm
Gate Opening: 18 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 24 kN | Minor Axis: 8 kN | Gate Open: 8 kN
Other Markings:Laser: LUCKY BY (vaude-logo) CE-0123 (ratings) 06-A-236256
Batch Marking Location:runnerend-left
Summary:strange nose, uncommon brand
Description & Commentary:

This is a fairly standard compact asym. D straight gate carabiner from the uncommon (in the US) LucKY brand.

This family of distinctive carabiners (see the long nose) was sold under the Troll, Lucky/Vaude, Metolius, and Vector names, but I am unsure if Vaude produced these themselves or was produced by another company.

Vaude acquired Edelrid in 2006, and the existing Lucky by Vaude product line was taken over by Edelrid in 2008. From the date code, this appears to be a 2006 production and likely one of the last generation of Lucky carabiners. This version is smaller than my other example of a Lucky carabiner.

Other notes: The indent in the front of the gate provides additional gate clearance.