|Name:||Latok (asymmetric d)|
|Nose:||notch & pin|
|Dimensions:||Length: 92.46 mm|
Width: 50.94 mm
Depth (basket end): 9.64 mm
Gate Opening: 19.20 mm
|Other Markings:||Stamped: LATOK Made in France|
Hand Engraved (electropencil?): B.H.
|Summary:||lightweight compact carabiner from historic brand|
|Description & Commentary:|
This is a nice compact lightweight carabiner, with a t-shaped body, and a slightly swept spine. The spine is stamped LATOK and
The body shows a diamond imprint pattern from clamping in a vice or similar. These same marks are seen in photos of other Latok carabiners, so appears to be part of the manufacturing process. The left side of the gate is marked B.H. with the telltale shakey handwriting of an electropencil engraver.
Latok Mountain Gear was Jeff Lowe's mountaineering equipment company, a spin-off of Lowe Alpine.