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Carabiners are defined as “a metal loop with a sprung gate used to quickly connect components in safety-critical systems.” Once solely known in the climbing community, their diverse utility could not be contained.
As with all designs from Anso Knives, his version of a carabiner, made from 6AL4V (a Grade 5 titanium commonly used in aircraft and marine application), features a unique functional design with an immaculate fit and finish. Extending beyond the standard usefulness of a static carabiner, Jens Anso integrates an additional pry tip, which also functions as a dual purpose flathead screwdriver, and a bottle opener. Deep stylized jimping milled into the back edge and thumb ramp, chamfered edges and a custom made stainless steel spring are all further testaments to Jens’ attention to detail. In particular, the custom spring holds good tension and nests underneath a notch cut into the inner edge to stop the carabiner from accidentally opening. Even after his expert machining is complete, the surface is finished with both bead blasting and stonewashing by hand, then anodized by Jens himself. The result is a subdued finish that wears well over the long term. Weighing a mere 1.20 ounces, this precision tool will not let you down.
Behind the Scenes with Anso Knives
Jens Anso has been building knives in Denmark since 1988. In their current iteration, Jens’ knives and accessories are industrial products with highly technical designs and expert refinement. Known for his asymetric blades, precise machining and rich anodizing, Jens is a coveted knifemaker with an international following.