Stubai EASY CLIP Straight Gate

EASY CLIP Straight Gate

Name:Stubai EASY CLIP Straight Gate
Shape:asymmetric D
Nose:claw: snagless
Nose Guard:semi
Rivets:domed: recessed
Gate Shield:full
Weight:46.8 g
Dimensions:Length: 98.50 mm
Width: 54.90 mm
Depth (basket end): 7.98 mm
Gate Opening: 20.90 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 25 kN | Minor Axis: 8 kN | Gate Open: 8 kN
Other Markings:Forged: STUBAI (logo) EASY CLIP | (ratings) (ce-logo) 0408 (script-f?)006
Collection Criteria:★ Manufacturing, Engineering, or Design
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. The gate spring pusher piece is made from black plastic.

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."

These bent and straight gate examples have EASY CLIP marked along the spine, in contrast with the Bent Gate and Straight Gate versions without model names. Additionally, the carabiner bodies are both marked f006, whereas the others are marked f004 and f005.

Relevant Patent:EP0569059B1