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(#2540, 3103)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

I acquired my Turin on eBay from Artyom Babin (Артём Бабин) in 2019. He sent me another (painted gray) in 2021.

The Turin is forged from steel and then painted. Mine is 136 mm. tall, 106 mm. wide, and 9 mm. thick. The rope hole is 59 mm. high and 59 mm. wide. The top center thickness is 9 mm. The shaft length and width are 16 mm. and 29 mm., respectively. The eye measures 18 mm. by 17 mm. The ears are 32.9 and 34 mm. long. My Turin weighs 210 g.

The Turin logo is forged on one side of the ear shaft.


This is another T–side eight. The ears are on the side where they provide a convenient place to loop the rope for tie-offs. This is a nice place for the ears, since they can actually serve a useful function here. This was a common design in Russia, and is superior to the common American "rescue 8" design for normal caving .

The Turin is too heavy for my taste. Worse, it is painted, and paint just leaves a mess on my ropes.

The eye is too narrow to accept two full size locking carabiners.