A lighter, wiregate version of our classic Oval, the OvalWire won’t freeze up or weigh you down.
With a wiregate and thinner body than the Oval, the Black Diamond OvalWire carabiner has a large gate opening and a large capacity for nuts and pins.
- Thinner body than classic Oval
- Wiregate resists whiplash and freezing in alpine conditions
- Proven symmetrical design
HOT FORGING VS. COLD FORGING
We use two different forging methods to build carabiners—hot and cold forging. Each has its benefits and using both allows us to achieve the best possible shape, size and strength for each carabiner’s intended use. HOT FORGING, a process where both the rod stock and forge dies are heated, allows us to “move” the metal, creating more intricate shapes, such as our GridLock and Oz biners.