Wild Country USA Almost Oval

Wild Country USA
Almost Oval

Name:Wild Country USA Almost Oval
Nose:notch & pin
Nose Guard:none
Gate Shield:none
Weight:53.6 g
Dimensions:Length: 103.9 mm
Width: 53.4 mm
Depth (basket end): 9.0 mm
Gate Opening: 16.4 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 2000 kg
Other Markings:Forged: WILD COUNTRY U.S.A. | 2000kg
Summary:basic D
Description & Commentary:

This carabiner was advertised as *New* in the Aug 1986 edition of Climbing, and a more detailed ad in 1986-Dec Climbing magazine touted it provided "The versatility of a full-sized oval with the strength of a D."

The gate protrudes into the interior, possibly increasing chances of crossloading and certainly opening up the rope to shredding.

Clippings:Catalog & Magazine Clippings