All our snap shackles are hot drop forged from high resistance stainless steel. Only forging creates a superior steel product, by increasing its elasticity and maximizing the steel's internal strength. A forged snap shackle will deform long before breaking; it will not burst or break suddenly.
- This is a guarantee for safety
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