Knife maker, designer, and all around swell guy, Jens Anso continues his high tech carabiner series with V.6 - The Parabiner!The side of the Parabiner allows it to be used as a rope brake with paracord (or thin rope). What is a rope brake? Well a rope brake allows you to secure one end of your line without having to tie a knot. It is quick to set and quick to undo. It also has the added benefit that you can pull the line tight and set it (anybody that has tried to tie a knot while holding a line taut will tell ya you need an extra hand). The Parabiner also still functions as your EDC carabiner to clip your keys or other gear to whatever you need. And of course: it still has a built in bottle opener for your hydration pleasure! Precision machined in Jens Anso's shop and available in copper with a patina finish.
Notes on Copper: This is a disclaimer for all you folks who slept through high school chemistry class or somehow not aware of the nature of copper. All metals will change colors and looks over time depending on use, environment etc. This is especially true with copper. This means it may get a darker, may change colors with patina, or it may get shiny and polished where it is rubbed by another material (like say your pocket). Take those pennies out of your pocket and see how different they all look. Well there ya go: thatís copper! If you want to keep your copper all shiny and new you will have to keep cleaning it with any of the homegrown solutions you can find with an internet search. OR, you can accept that what makes brass a cool material is that your piece will change over time and tell its own stories and truly become one of a kind.