Stubai ROCK CLIP Bent Gate


Name:Stubai ROCK CLIP Bent Gate
Shape:asymmetric D
Nose:claw: snagless
Nose Guard:semi
Gate Shield:full
Weight:48 g
Dimensions:Length: 98 mm
Width: 55 mm
Depth (basket end): 8.2 mm
Gate Opening: 23 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 25 kN | Minor Axis: 8 kN | Gate Open: 8 kN
Other Markings:Forged: STUBAI (logo) AUSTRIA | (ratings) CE0408 F004
Summary:snagless clawlock nose
Description & Commentary:

A fairly basic asymmetric D carabiner, slightly offset, offered in Straight Gate and Bent Gate. The Bent Gate version has an extremely minor (approx. 1mm) sweep, but this does yield 2 mm additional gate opening.

The latching mechanism is a clean clawlock type, with the nose claw shrouded by a central rib. The claws on either side of the rib do catch, but not nearly as easily as a traditional clawlock carabiner. Unfortunately, this does leave claws on the gate, which catch similar to reverse pin & notch designs.

The markings are very shallow and may be etched/ablated in some way rather than forged when the carabiner was shaped.

From my brief initial research, I found that Stubai offered a red anodized version in 2007 (and likely earlier), and moved to a keylock nose sometime between Aug 2009 and May 1010.

Relevant Patent:EP0569059B1