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I acquired my Job from Dirk Stoffels of NSW, Australia in 2000. Dirk noticed I was looking for a Job on my Ten Most Wanted List and sent me his.
The Interalp/Camp Job is forged from aluminum alloy. Mine is 171 mm. tall, 100 mm. wide, and 34 mm. thick. The Faders has a distinct bend that accounts for the increased thickness; if flat, it would be only 12.2 mm. thick. The rope hole is 37 mm. high and 67 mm. wide. The top center thickness is 12 mm. The shaft length and width are 95 mm. and 39 mm., respectively. The auxiliary hole is 74 mm. high and 36 mm. wide. The eye measures 25 mm. by 25 mm. The ears are 22.7 and 22.2 mm. long. My Interalp/Camp Job weighs 199 g.
The concave side of my Job is stamped with "JOB," the Camp logo, "Brev CABLE," and "Made in Italy."
The Job falls into my miscellaneous figure eights with ears category. I first found out about the Job when I acquired my Interalp Camp Look ascenders during a visit to Italy in 1982. The two are designed to be used together, and they share the same instruction sheet. I had never seen the Job or an advertisement for it at the time, nor have I seen one since.
The Job is a long eight with not one, but two pairs of ears. Like the Famau but unlike almost all other eared eights, the ears are placed out of the way where they can actually do some good. Unless you are rappelling on doubled rope, one pair would have been sufficient.
The side view shows that the Job has a pronounced bend. This allows rigging for high or low friction, although as with most eights, "high" friction is a misnomer. The bend makes it a bit harder to pack, but since the bend is smooth, it really isn't that bad.
I was excited to finally get my hands on one of these (OK, maybe I need to get a life). All in all, I like the Job, even if it is a bit longer than it needs to be.
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I acquired this Job from The Outdoor Outpost in 2007.
The Interalp/Camp Job, Version B is forged from aluminum alloy. Mine is 174 mm. tall, 100 mm. wide, and 34 mm. thick. The rope hole is 36 mm. high and 67 mm. wide. The top center thickness is 12 mm. The shaft length and width are 96 mm. and 39 mm., respectively. The auxiliary hole is 74 mm. high and 36 mm. wide. The eye measures 24 mm. by 24 mm. The ears are 23.3 and 21.3 mm. long. My Interalp/Camp Job, Version B weighs 199 g.
The concave side of my Job is stamped with "JOB," the Camp logo, "CABLE," and the Interalp logo
Versions A and B are essentially identical, except for the markings.
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