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apikoros

May 21, 2013, 3:19 PM
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Hello Riggers,

We have a running discussion going on at work about a fellow employee's "key chain". It is marked Icarus, looks for all the world like an RSL shackle of some sort, but is a double configuration. Googling around produced nothing that looked like this and using Google Goggles brings up a lot of sexy ladies' footwear and bat pics but little else.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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RiggerLee

May 21, 2013, 4:11 PM
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Shackles like that came out of the sailing industry. They come in all shapes and sizes. Look there. Odds are you'll find things like that.

Lee


gowlerk  (C 3196)

May 21, 2013, 4:12 PM
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The proper name for the RSL shackle is "Swedish snap shackle". If you Google that you'll find lots of examples, but not double ended ones that I can see.


ChrisD  (No License)

May 22, 2013, 8:52 AM
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That's a bail type douple snap, non-swivil shackle.

It is not a common sailing piece of hardware, considering it looks brass, it may be a rare item!

C

I 'm thinking special order for the Navy, scuba diving, fishing, somethin marine, like the snaps they use for hauling colors, etc, but that's just guessing,...


(This post was edited by ChrisD on May 22, 2013, 9:12 AM)


riggerrob  (D 14840)

May 22, 2013, 7:10 PM
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I suspect that the dull, dark finish means that it is marked for military "Special Operations" ...

... but if I told you which special operators ...
... the last thing you would ever hear is them blowing (as in explosive breaching charges) your door open in the middle of the night ...
... whereas, I would merely disappear from this planet?????

BWHAHAHAHA!!!!!



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