REI Gold D v2

Gold D v2

Name:REI Gold D v2
Shape:asymmetric D
Nose:notch & pin
Nose Guard:none
Gate Shield:none
Weight:54 g
Dimensions:Length: 105 mm
Width: 57 mm
Depth (basket end): 8.6 mm
Gate Opening: 19 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 24 kN | Gate Open: 7 kN
Other Markings:Stamped: (REI logo) USA (ratings) | FOR CLIMBING & MOUNTAINEERING USE ONLY | Dot Peen: 1348 25/98
Batch Marking Location:gate-left
MSRP:$6.50 (1997)
Summary:REI carabiner with dot-peened markings on the gate
Description & Commentary:

A basic '90s workhorse carabiner. The gate has flat spots so the rivet edges sit flush - and won't snag fibers on soft goods.

Despite the name, REI offered this in BLACK, BLUE, BRIGHT (silver), GREEN, PURPLE colors. I think this was the second generation version - it has a higher strength rating than the other Gold D v1 I have. The body is slightly different as well, with the differences most notable on the hinge-relief area of the carabiner.

Unusually, batch markings are dot-peened (think dot-matrix printer for metal) on the gate.

Manufacturer Color:black