|Name:||Hugh Banner HB 11mm Autolock (Captive Pin)|
|Sleeve Rotation:||90° (unlocked) | 90° (maximum)|
|Nose:||notch & pin|
|Anti Crossload:||pin: installed|
|Dimensions:||Length: 109.80 mm|
Width: 63.82 mm
Depth (basket end): 9.44 mm
Gate Opening: 19.24 mm
|Strength Ratings:||30 kN | 9 kN|
|Other Markings:||Forged: (ratings) | HB WALES|
Stamped: (ce-logo)0086 01B
|Batch Marking Location:||spine-exterior-right|
|Summary:||30kN captive pin twistlock|
|Description & Commentary:|
Defunct climbing equipment manufacturer Hugh banner (1980s-2005) produced a number of twistlock carabiners (which they called Autolock) in the later 1990s and early 2000s as part of their Hi-Spec line, including this HB 11mm model.
This example has a permanently installed captive pin and boasts an impressive 30kN major axis strength rating. The lower/hinge rivet is flattened to clear the locking sleeve, whereas the heads of the upper/nose rivet are domed. Unfortunately, the domed rivet heads protrude significantly from the gate body, and the sharp edges will easily catch on soft goods in use.