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Figure Eights With Ears

DMM AnkaI don't really like ears on my eights, since the make the eight larger without really adding anything. Some people think that ears keep the eight from locking off in a girth hitch. I have three points to make on that view. First, if so, why are the ears in the wrong place? To see what I mean, look at the DMM Anka, which has the small ears placed in the right place. Second, if you rig the eight properly, it is almost impossible for the girth hitch to occur. Finally, even if it does, releasing it is trivial - if you have the rest of your gear set up properly and know what you are doing.

I get rather annoyed by the large number of badly-designed eights on the market. Instead of just copying each other, manufacturers ought to show some innovation. Look at the Morph 8 - now there is a new idea! It has its problems, but at least it shows some attempt at innovation. My own Open Eight is another innovative example, as is Tom Mayer's Lazy 8. The DMM Anka and the Faders Ballet have the right idea on where the ears should be. The Famau and Job are older designs that also put the ears in the proper place.

If you want a good laugh, look at the weights of some of these eights!

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Image ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Std. volume
Ace 1225 Ace
Star
Forged, hard anodized, bent, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye, low ears Katie Jo Miller, 2009 93 109 80 19 164
Advanced Base Camp 1141 Advanced Base Camp Milled, soft anodized, round rope & lightening holes, lunar eye Kris Steele, 2008 242 174 171 13 378
Aircraft Materials Ltd. 936 Aircraft Materials Ltd. Milled, soft anodized, triangular ears, round top hole and eye eBay, 2004 231 173 122 13 264
AMP Outdoor 8 1408 AMP Outdoor 8
Star
Forged, hard anodized, bent, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye, low ears Backyard Zip Lines, 2014 94 110 80 18 160
Asol, Version A 2453 Asol, Version A Forged, soft anodized, round rope hole, round eye Brasovia, 2017 115 145 75 16 169
Asol, Version B 2466 Asol, Version B Forged, soft anodized Al, lunar holes, belay slot Zhao Xiaodong, 2017 249 169 170 16 461
ASR Rescue 8 1149 ASR Rescue 8 Milled, soft anodized, subtriangular body, trapezoidal top hole and subtriangular eye Alan Leach, 2008 273 162 162 13 339
AustriAlpin Eight Special 922
1094
AustriAlpin Eight Special Milled, hard anodized, blended triangular ears, oval to D top hole, triangular eye
  • Barrabés.com, 2003
  • AustriAlpin USA, 2007
101 114 95 10 108
AustriAlpin Nemo 2575 AustriAlpin Nemo AF09B Milled, soft anodized, subrectangular rope hole, pear-shaped eye, side ears CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2020 47 102 69 8 56
AustriAlpin Nemo Fix 2576 AustriAlpin Nemo Fix AF09B-X-F Milled, soft anodized, subrectangular rope hole, round eye /w o-ring, side ears CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2020 53 102 69 8 56
AustriAlpin NO.MAD 1467 AustriAlpin NO.MAD Milled, hard anodized, irregular rope hole, round eye /w o-ring, side ears Alpinsport Basis GmbH, 2015 106 127 89 10 113
AustriAlpin RopeX Guide 8, Verrsion A 2577 AustriAlpin RopeX Guide 8, Version A Milled, soft anodized, round rope hole, cardioid eye, side ears CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2020 179 128 129 12 201
AustriAlpin RopeX Guide 8, Verrsion B 3065 AustriAlpin RopeX Guide 8, Version B Milled, hard anodized, round rope hole, cardioid eye, side ears CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2021 183 128 129 12 201
Blitz Safety 8 1157 Blitz Safety 8 Milled, hard anodized, subhexagonal rope hole, long slot eye, side ears Tim Nolan, 2008 205 179 101 13 231
BlueWater Mini Rescue 8 1265 BlueWater Mini Rescue 8 Milled, soft anodized, triangular rope hole, round eye justrescue.com, 2010 50 72 69 10 47
BlueWater Rescue 8, Version A 552 BlueWater Rescue 8 Forged, hard anodized, oval rope & lightening holes, lunar eye GearPro, 1999 216 171 149 16 408
Calma Antibloc 925 Calma Antibloc Forged, soft anodized, twin-bar shank, low ears, round holes Barrabés.com, 2003 143 151 109 15 242
Canyon Werks CRITR 1457 Canyon Werks CRITR Milled, arms & legs, belay slot, round eye /w o-ring Brett Sapowith, 2015 132 124 99 11 135
Canyon Werks CRITR2 1480 Canyon Werks CRITR2 Milled Al, arms & legs, belay slot, round eye /w o-ring Imlay Canyon Gear, 2016 130 138 100 11 149
Canyoning Equipment 4 You Axe-8 3030 Canyoning Equipment 4 You Axe-8 Milled Al, soft anodized, irregular rope hole, round eye /w o-ring CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2021 108 147 82 10 120
Canyoning Equipment 4 You Devil-8 3031 Canyoning Equipment 4 You Devil-8 Milled Al, soft anodized, top & bottom horns, round eye /w o-ring CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2021 120 135 80 10 107
CanyonZone Zone 8 2578 CanyonZone Zone 8 Milled Al, soft anodized Al, irregular rope hole, round eye /w o-ring, curved belay slot CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2020 111 132 93 10 123
Chinese Model A 2509 Chinese Model A Forged unfinshed SS, side horns, tiny slot Buy Mania, 2019 395 144 116 11 185
Climb Right #85228 1303 Climb Right #85228 Forged, soft anodized Al, lunar holes, belay slot Sara Trovich, 2011 272 171 172 17 503
Climb Right #85280  2442 Climb Right #85280 Milled, soft anodized, round rope hole, belay slot, lunar eye WesSpur Tree Equipment, 2017 208 149 150 12 257
Climb X Mini Rescue 8 1438 Climb X Mini Rescue 8 Forged, hard anodized, bent, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye, low ears Climb X, 2015 93 109 80 19 164
Climb X Rescue 8 1437 Climb X Rescue 8 Forged, soft anodized Al, lunar holes, belay slot Climb X, 2015 280 170 170 16 466
Climbing Technology Ltd. 1158 Climbing Technology Ltd. Forged, soft anodized Al, lunar rope holes, oval eye, belay slot We're Not Scared Safety, 2008 246 172 172 16 463
CMC Rappel 8, Version A 311 CMC Rappel 8, Version A Milled, soft anodized, round rope hole, large vertical oval eye Bob & Bob, 1990 158 132 140 13 240
CMC Rappel 8, Version B 1308 CMC Rappel 8, Version B Milled, soft anodized, round rope hole, large vertical oval eye Michael Melfi, 2012 159 135 140 13 239
CMC Rescue 8, Version A 310 CMC Rescue 8, Version A Forged, painted, steel, round rope hole, large vertical slot eye Bob & Bob, 1989 624 168 167 14 393
CMC Rescue 8, Version B 309 CMC Rescue 8, Version B Forged, unfinished, steel, round rope hole, large vertical slot eye L&S Sporting Goods, 1989 635 168 167 14 393
CMC Rescue 8, Version D 3050 CMC Rescue 8, Version C Forged, plated, steel, round rope hole, large vertical slot eye Kristen Ongoy, 2021 553 171 170 12 351
CMC Rescue 8, Version D 1318 CMC Rescue 8, Version D Milled plated steel, round rope hole, large vertical slot eye Jeannette Montgomery, 2012 511 151 159 13 300
CMC Rescue 8, Version C 1317 CMC Rescue 8, Version E Milled anodized Al, round rope hole, large vertical slot eye Adam Farmer, 2012 218 171 171 13 372
CMC Survivor 8 1027 CMC Survivor 8 Milled, hard anodized, triangular ears, round holes CMC, 2007 44 73 71 10 51
CMI El Diablo 1441 CMI El Diablo Milled, hard anodized, indented oval rope hole and belay slot, subtriangular eye, six horns CMI, 2015 132 140 92 9 121
CMI Rescue 8 314
1153
1154
1222
CMI Rescue 8 Forged, hard anodized, oval rope & lightening holes, lunar eye
  • Probably 1994, perhaps from Bob & Bob
  • Lisa Ward, 2008 (two)
  • Sheryle Bauer, 2009
219 167 151 17 429
CT? 1170 CT? Forged SS, Lunar rope hole, D eye, Pentagonal aux. hole Derek Nichols, 2008 536 171 160 12 329
DMM Anka, Version A 316 DMM Anka, Version A Forged, unfinished, 90 degree twist Bob & Bob, 1987 188 142 84 47 561
DMM Anka, Version B 1446 DMM Anka, Version B Forged, hard anodized, 90 degree twist Amazon.com, 2015 174 144 85 47 572
Edelrid Hannibal 2456 Edelrid Hannibal Forged, soft anodized, subpentagonal rope hole, round eye Backcountry Gear, 2017 103 131 74 13 124
Edelrid Mago 2579 Edelrid Mago Forged, soft anodized, subrectangular rope hole &  eye, 2 slots, top & side ears CanyonZone.com - Gertjan van Pelt, 2020 38 106 70 8 62
Eiger RP100 1172
1272
Eiger RP100 Forged, polished, oval rope and aux. Holes, lunar eye
  • Andrew Knoflicek, 2008
  • Garden Machine Tools, 2010
197 172 150 13 332
Epic Peak 2463 Epic Peak Forged, hard anodized Al, lunar holes, belay slot Epic Peak, 2017 279 170 169 16 454
Faders Ballet 927 Faders Ballet
Star
Forged, hard anodized, bent, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye, low ears Barrabés.com, 2003 84 108 80 19 84
Famau, Version A 317 Famau, Version A Forged?, unfinished, bent, rectangular rope hole /w spike, round eye Pathfinder Sports, 1979 203 154 79 41 499
Famau, Version B 1061
1282
1320
Famau, Version B Forged, unfinished, bent, rectangular rope hole /w spike, round eye
  • Craig Kubanoff, 2007
  • Charles Wilkes, 2010
  • Paul Calton, 2012
211 153 80 46 559
Famau, Version C 1385 Famau, Version C Forged, unfinished, bent, rectangular rope hole /w spike, round eye M. Iturzata, 2013 209 156 80 46 570
Fusion 1140
1300
Fusion Forged, soft anodized Al, lunar holes, belay slot
  • Yi-tien Tuan, 2008
  • SteepWorld, 2011
 260 171 171 16 455
Fusion (Good Makings) Compact Bent 8 1410 Fusion (Good Makings) Compact Bent 8
Star
Forged, hard anodized, bent, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye, low ears Joyce Fabric, 2014 88 111 79 18 156
Fusion Terminal Rappel 8 1256 Fusion Terminal Rappel 8 Forged, soft anodized Al, lunar holes, belay slot Claudia Zavala, 2010 254 170 170 16 455
Good Makings, Version A 1409 Good Makings, Version A Forged, soft anodized Al, lunar holes, belay slot Joyce Fabric, 2014 277 170 170 16 466
Good Makings, Version B 1423 Good Makings, Version B
Star
Forged, soft anodized, bent, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye, low ears Jenny Box, 2014 93 110 80 18 157
Handley Cool 8, Thick-walled 320
2473
Handley Cool 8, Thick-walled Welded 9.8 mm. thick-walled stainless steel tubing, unfinished, irregular holes
  • B&C Wunderwear, 1991
  • Bill Liemban, 2017
173 126 141 19 338
Handley Cool 8, Thin-walled 319
2407
Handley Cool 8, Thin-walled Welded 9.8 mm. thin-walled stainless steel tubing, unfinished, irregular holes
  • B&C Wunderwear, 1991
  • Bob Thrun Collection, 2017
108 158 164 19 492
Hugh Banner 1007 Hugh Banner Forged, unfinished, side T horns, round rope hole, auxiliary hole, and eye Koen Viaene, 2006 149 123 116 13 181
Hugh Banner Safety "8,"Version A 595 Hugh Banner Safety "8," Version A Forged, unfinished, hexagonal rope hole, sewn 19mm x 3mm attachment sling Cormier Mountaineering, 2001 156 145 108 13 199
Hugh Banner Safety "8,"Version B 1325 Hugh Banner Safety "8," Version B Forged, unfinished, hexagonal rope hole, trapezoidal eye Tom Furey, 2012 141 144 108 13 194
Hugh Banner Safety "8,"Version B copy 1032 Hugh Banner Safety "8," Version B copy Forged, unfinished, hexagonal rope hole, trapezoidal eye Christopher Wanless, 2007 140 141 109 13 193
Ice Rock Duckling 2455 Ice Rock Duckling Forged, Hard anodized, irregular rope hole /w internal horn, round eye /w O-ring, 4 ears Ice Rock, 2017 116 126 105 11 142
Interalp/Camp Job, Version A 564 Interalp/Camp Job, Version A Forged, unfinished Al, Oval rope hole, round eye, irregular slot, four lateral ears Dirk Stoffels, 2000 199 171 100 34 581
Interalp/Camp Job, Version B 1103 Interalp/Camp Job, Version B Forged, unfinished Al, Oval rope hole, round eye, irregular slot, four lateral ears The Outdoor Outpost, 2007 199 174 100 34 581
ISC RP100 933 ISC RP100 Milled, hard anodized, oval rope & lightening holes, lunar eye Marc Savinac, 2003 208 170 147 13 312
ISC RP120 Mini 8 1238 ISC RP120 Mini Milled, hard anodized, 2 rope holes, low ears RescueTech1, 2009 55 88 55 8 40
ISC RP130 Figure 9 3003 ISC RP130 Figure 9 Forged, hard anodized Al, oval top hole, 90° oval eye, top horn YatesGear Inc., 2021 204 192 159 42 1289
Kailas Canyon 2591 Kailas Canyon Forged, soft anodized Al, irregular rope hole, round eye /w o-ring Kailas, 2021 124 126 93 13 152
Kailas Multi 8 2582 Kailas Multi 8
Star
Forged, hard anodized, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye, low ears Kailas, 2021 93 113 80 10 93
Kong 1022 Kong Forged stainless steel, round holes, belay slot Barry Duncan, 2006 446 140 129 16 285
Kong Big "8"(805.04) 561 Kong Big "8" (805.04) Forged, plated steel, lunar holes, belay slot Inner Mountain Outfitters, 2000 787 171 170 17 494
Kong Big "8"(805.05) 562 Kong Big "8" (805.05) Forged, unfinished SS, lunar holes, belay slot Inner Mountain Outfitters, 2000 822 171 170 17 494
Kong Big "8"(805.06) 563 Kong Big "8" (805.06) Forged, soft anodized Al, lunar holes, belay slot Inner Mountain Outfitters, 2000 265 171 170 17 494
Kong Oka 1411
2495
Kong Oka (805.08.B) Forged, soft anodized Al, irregular rope hole, round eye /w grommet, curved belay slot
  • Kong USA, 2014
  • Premiere Consignment, LLC, 2018
101 137 94 11 139
Krok 6013_0745.6 3006 Krok 6013_0745.6 (Восьмёрка Увеличенная Двурогая Сталь) Milled steel, painted, side T horns, round holes Krok, 2021 549 154 152 10 229
Krok 6021_0745.9 3005 Krok 6021_0745.9 (Инвар Двурогий Сталь) Milled steel, painted, side T horns, round holes Krok, 2021 549 154 152 10 229
Krok 8 Ear 1108 Krok 8 Ear Milled, painted, side T horns, round holes PetrenkoWorld, 2007 139 151 99 10 154
Krok Invar Aluminum 1109 Krok Invar Aluminum Milled, painted, side T horns, round holes PetrenkoWorld, 2007 126 132 109 10 149
Krok Invar Steel, Version A 1110 Krok Invar Steel, Version A Welded 10 mm. rod, side T horns, subrounded holes PetrenkoWorld, 2007 287 149 108 10 166
Krok Invar Steel, Version B 1334 Krok Invar Steel, Version B Milled steel, painted, 2 side T-horns Gear4Rocks, 2012 459 120 138 10 159
Krok SQU-EAR 1144 Krok SQU-EAR Milled, painted, side T horns, pentagonal rope hole, round eye Gear4Rocks, 2008 115 118 99 9 109
Lazy 8 981 Lazy 8 Milled, offset irregular rope hole, oval eye, noncommercial Tom Mayer, 2005 82 104 72 10 74
Mad Rock Rescue 8 1370
1371
Mad Rock Rescue 8 Forged, soft anodized Al, lunar holes, belay slot Alonzo Guerra, 2012 (two) 258 171 171 16 84
Mad Rock Small Rescue 8 1205 Mad Rock Small Rescue  8
Star
Forged, hard anodized, bent, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye, low ears Mad Rock, 2009 91 109 80 19 84
Russian, Version L 972 Madagaskar
(Мадагаскар)
Milled unfinished Al, asymmetric, three horns, copy of Petzl Pirana Ural Sport, 2004 81 123 77 10 93
Mammut Nano 8 1422 Mammut Nano 8 Forged, soft anodized Al, side T horns, hexagonal rope hole, oval eye Backcountry Gear, 2014 40 84 72 9 54
Manaraga, Version A 1246 Manaraga, Version A Milled, soft anodized Al, oval rope hole, round eye, low ears John MacDonald, 2009 119 112 84 11 84
Manaraga, Version B 3070 Manaraga, Version B Milled, soft anodized Al, oval rope hole, round eye, low ears Artyom Babin (Артём Бабин), 2021 113 112 83 12 106
Mizo Jet Man Big 1097 Mizo Jet Man Big Forged 7071-T5, unfinished, side T horns, round rope hole, auxiliary hole, and eye Mizo, 2007 145 122 116 13 177
Mizo Jet Man Small 1098 Mizo Jet Man Small Forged 7071-T5, unfinished, side T horns, round rope hole, auxiliary hole, and eye Mizo, 2007 105 114 110 10 123
Mizo Jet Man Sus 1099 Mizo Jet Man Sus Forged SS, unfinished, side T horns, oval rope hole, round eye Mizo, 2007 467 136 121 14 237
Morph 8 532 Morph 8 Milled, unfinished, asymmetrical, one ear, noncommercial Ben Schwartz, 1997 151 146 65 13 123
Morph 8 Prototype 952 Morph 8 Prototype Milled, unfinished, asymmetrical, one ear, noncommercial William Shrewsbury, 2004 144 146 67 13 124
Munter Egg Mark 3 322 Munter Egg Mark  3 Cast, unfinished, D rope hole, Rectangular eye, 4 round & 2 arced lightening holes Eiselin Sport, 1982 219 181 124 10 224
New England Micro Rappel Device 583 New England Micro Rappel Device Forged steel, round rope hole, two rectangular eyes Gearshop.com, 2000 150 92 52 10 46
New England Micro Rappel Device - Eric Thunberg Copy 1427 New England Micro Rappel Device - Eric Thunberg Copy Forged steel, round rope hole, two rectangular eyes Eric Thunberg, 2014 58 91 52 10 45
NH 1412 NH Forged painted steel, side T horns, round rope hole and eye Zhao Xiaodong, 2014 315 145 124 10 186
NTR 1453 NTR Forged, hard anodized Al, lunar holes, belay slot Linko Chen, 2015 271 169 168 16 450
Hoodoo 1481 On Rope Canyoneering Hoodoo Milled Al, top & bottom horns, two side "T"s, belay slot, o-ring in eye On Rope Canyoneering LLC, 2016 157 159 100 10 151
Hoodoo SL 2491 On Rope Canyoneering Hoodoo SL Milled Al, bottom horns, two side "T"s, belay slot, o-ring in eye On Rope Canyoneering LLC, 2018 121 125 94 9 110
Pensafe 1396 Pensafe Forged steel, round rope hole, belay slot Jay Walker, 2013 674 166 152 19 465
Perfeclan 2508 Perfeclan Forged unfinshed SS, side horns, tiny slot Perfeclan, 2019 450 170 155 11 283
Petzl Pirana, Version A 904 Petzl Pirana, Version A Forged unfinished Al, asymmetric, three horns Karst Sports, 2001 96 115 76 15 130
Petzl Pirana, Version B 1298 Petzl Pirana, Version B Forged hard anodized Al, 8-ish with horns gotyourgear.com, 2011 96 115 77 14 122
Petzl Pirana, Version B 2551 Petzl Pirana, Version C Forged hard anodized Al, 8-ish with horns Omni Pro Gear, 2020 104 115 89 25 257
PMI Steel Rescue 8 1021 PMI Steel Rescue 8 Milled steel, round rope hole, pear eye On Rope 1, 2006 663 170 158 13 344
Proverti CD 302 1475 Proverti CD 302 Forged, hard anodized, bent, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye, low ears Ondřej Belica, 2015 89 108 79 18 154
Quechua 1114 Quechua Milled Al, irregular rope hole, oval eye, small ear nubs Matthew Collings, 2007 91 122 75 10 92
Radeberger Haken, Version A 1250 Radeberger Haken, Version A Cast Al, irregular rope hole, dual eye, multiple horns, auxiliary holes Harald Müller, 2010 299 176 153 28 760
Radeberger Haken, Version B 1283 Radeberger Haken, Version B Cast Al, irregular rope hole, dual eye, multiple horns, auxiliary holes Fritz Scholz, 2011 682 265 213 37 2066
Radeberger Haken, Version C 1350 Radeberger Haken, Version C Cast Al, irregular rope hole, dual eye, multiple horns, auxiliary holes Tino Schneider, 2012 712 287 205 34 1995
Radeberger Haken, Version D 1314 Radeberger Haken, Version D Milled & welded stainless steel, irregular rope hole, dual eye, multiple horns, auxiliary holes Thorsten Huk, 2011 1792 290 205 26 1546
Radeberger Haken, Version E 1400 Radeberger Haken, Version E Cast Al, irregular rope hole, triple eye, multiple horns, auxiliary holes Daniel Liebers, 2013 1266 288 207 39 2337
Rappel Rescue Systems Pro-Pak, Version A 935 Rappel Rescue Systems Pro-Pak, Version A Forged Al, hard anodized, partitioned oval rope hole, round eye, vertical ears, for kevlar webbing. Alan Shelby, 2004 294 191 86 16 255
Rappel Rescue Systems Pro-Pak, Version B 1212 Rappel Rescue Systems Pro-Pak, Version B Forged Al, hard anodized, partitioned oval rope hole, round eye, vertical ears, for kevlar webbing. Centurion Surplus, 2009 299 189 84 17 266
Rappel Wheel, Version A 514 Rappel Wheel, Version A Forged & cut by hand from MS part 22940, soft anodized, 2 ears Para-Gear (blank), 1995 356 150 150 16 360
Rappel Wheel, Version B 515 Rappel Wheel, Version B Forged & cut by hand from MS part 22940, soft anodized, 4 ears Para-Gear (blank), 1995 356 150 150 16 360
Rescue Q, Version A 1449 Rescue Q, Version A Milled, hard anodized, round rope hole, subtriangular eye, side ears Collon Phillips, 2015 238 190 114 13 273
Rescue Q, Version A 3082 Rescue Q, Version B Milled, soft anodized, round rope hole, subtriangular eye, side ears David W. Pugh, 2021 236 191 114 13 272
Rescue Q, Version C 2498 Rescue Q, Version C Milled, soft anodized, round rope hole, subtriangular eye, side ears Darold E. Barker (tekpeddler), 2018 246 195 117 13 288
Rescue Q, Version D 1132 Rescue Q, Version E Milled, hard anodized, round rope hole, subtriangular eye, side ears Mark Hopkins, 2007 239 194 120 13 293
Rescue Q, Version D 3054 Rescue Q, Version E Milled, hard anodized, round rope hole, subtriangular eye, side ears Jonathan M. White, 2021 242 193 115 13 277
Rescue Q Mini 2507 Rescue Q Mini Milled, soft anodized, round rope hole, round eye, side ears Robert Moser, NC Rescue Tech, 2019 61 100 65 9 59
Rescue Systems Inc. 551 Rescue Systems Inc. Forged Steel, oval rope hole, sound eye, short belay slot, asymmetrical On Rope 1, 1999 672 162 149 19 459
Resonator 3000 2574 Resonator 3000 Milled Al, unfinished, T arms, hooked T legs, 2 blay slots, o-ring in eye Canyon Gear, 2020 178 140 125 9 161
Rock & Rescue 326 Rock & Rescue Milled, soft anodized, round rope & lightening holes, lunar eye John E. Weinel, Inc., 1991 231 174 169 13 382
Rock Exotica Micro Eight 1280
2535
Rock Exotica MicroEight Milled, hard anodized, subtriangular rope hole, round eye with o-ring, side ears
  • Mountain Gear, 2011
  • John Middendorf, 2019
49 75 78 9 54
Rock Exotica Mini Eight 1254 Rock Exotica MiniEight Milled, hard anodized, D-shaped rope hole, round eye with o-ring, belay slot, side ears David B. Coles, 2010 59 92 82 10 72
Rock Exotica 1389
1390
Rock Exotica RescueEight Milled, hard anodized, round rope hole, pear eye
  • Sportsman's Fast Cash, 2013
  • Rescue Response Gear, 2012
170 151 159 12 285
Russ Anderson, Version A 328 Russ Anderson, Version A Milled, soft anodized, round holes ca. 1981 191 159 135 13 279
Russ Anderson, Version B 329 Russ Anderson, Version B Milled, soft anodized, round holes, slot Speleoshoppe, 1982 177 159 135 13 279
Russ Anderson, Version C 334
1156
Russ Anderson, Version C Milled, soft anodized, drooped ears. round rope hole, D eye
  • Bob & Bob, 1987
  • Donley Safety, 2008
195 155 133 13 268
Russ Anderson, Version D 335
1142
Russ Anderson, Version D Milled, hard anodized, drooped ears. round rope & lightening hole, D eye
  • Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1989
  • Dana D. Sandefur, 2008
184 155 133 13 268
Russ Anderson, Version E 336 Russ Anderson, Version E Milled, unfinished, steel, dropped ears, irregular rope hole, quarter circle eye 1980s 648 180 161 13 377
Russ Anderson, Version F 1159 Russ Anderson, Version F Milled, hard anodized, dropped ears, irregular rope hole, quarter circle eye Inner Mountain Outfitters, 2008 226 180 163 13 369
Russian, Version A 342 Russian, Version A Milled, soft anodized, tie-off horns, round holes John E. Weinel, Inc., 1994 140 134 108 12 174
Russian, Version B 473 Russian, Version B Milled, unfinished, two separate side horns, round holes John E. Weinel, Inc., 1990 86 98 82 11 88
Russian, Version C 492 Russian, Version C Milled, soft anodized, side T horns, round holes John E. Weinel, Inc., early 1990s. 64 85 79 11 74
Russian, Version D 523 Russian, Version D Milled, unfinished, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye, two manufacturing holes John E. Weinel, Inc., 1996 111 134 74 12 119
Russian, Version E 965 Russian, Version E Milled, soft anodized, side T horns, round holes Ural Sport, 2004 111 135 105 10 139
Russian, Version F 966 Russian, Version F Milled(?) steel, painted, side T horns, round holes Ural Sport, 2004 330 147 125 10 184
Russian, Version G 967 Russian, Version G Milled, soft anodized, side T horns, round holes Ural Sport, 2004 81 98 85 10 83
Russian, Version H 968 Russian, Version H Milled, painted, round rope hole & eye Ural Sport, 2004 79 94 81 10 78
Russian, Version I 969 Russian, Version I Milled steel, painted, side T horns, round holes Ural Sport, 2004 297 132 109 10 147
Russian, Version J 970 Russian, Version J Forged, painted, side T horns, round holes Ural Sport, 2004 172 153 98 13 193
Russian, Version K 971 Russian, Version K Forged, painted, side T horns, oval rope hole, round eye Ural Sport, 2004 189 155 115 15 259
SBCI Amigo Bailout 8 586 SBCI Amigo Bailout 8
Star
Milled, soft anodized, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye On Rope 1, 2000 143 120 92 13 142
SBCI Banditt 531 SBCI Banditt Milled, soft anodized, belay slot at top, lunar rope hole & eyes, round lightening hole John E. Weinel, Inc., 1997 321 180 173 13 405
SBCI Sidewinder 902 SBCI Sidewinder Milled, hard anodized, oval rope hole, long slot eye, side ears Luke's, 2001 290 194 108 13 273
Singing Rock, Version A 1491
2481
Singing Rock, Version A Forged Al, hard anodized, round holes, belay slot
  • Richard Ziarnowski, 2016
  • Ondřej Belica / Climbing CZ sro, 2017
154 143 131 16 291
Singing Rock, Version B 2482 Singing Rock, Version B Forged SS, round holes, belay slot Ondřej Belica / Climbing CZ sro, 2017 460 142 130 159 2914
Single Rope Technique R8B 949 Single Rope Technique Equipment R8B Milled, hard anodized, Normal & low ears (for longhorning), round holes On Rope, 2004 296 172 92 17 262
Single Rope Technique R8Ba 570 Single Rope Technique Equipment R8Ba Milled, hard anodized, low ears (for longhorning), round holes Single Rope Technique Equipment, 2000 281 172 92 16 258
Single Rope Technique R8La 569 Single Rope Technique Equipment R8La Milled, hard anodized, truncated circular rope hole, belay slot, D eye Single Rope Technique Equipment, 2000 311 176 159 17 462
Single Rope Technique R8Sa 568 Single Rope Technique Equipment R8Sa Milled, hard anodized, oval rope hole, D eye Single Rope Technique Equipment, 2000 157 135 119 12 195
SMC Personal Escape 8, Version A 585 SMC Personal Escape 8, Version A Milled, soft anodized,triangular rope hole, round eye On Rope 1, 2000 48 72 70 10 49
SMC Personal Escape 8, Version B 2447 SMC Personal Escape 8, Version B Milled, soft anodized, triangular rope hole, round eye Bob & Bob, 2017 48 72 70 10 49
Smith Safety Products, Version A 344 Smith Safety Products, Version A Milled, hard anodized, drooped ears, round rope hole /w inner nubbins, round eye 1990? 211 168 150 13 328
Smith Safety Products, Version B 958
1129
Smith Safety Products, Version B Milled, chrome plated steel, round rope hole & eye
  • N. Lester, 2004
  • Chris Christensen, 2007
614 166 152 13 320
Smith Safety Products, Version C 1040 Smith Safety Products, Version C Milled, chrome plated steel, round rope hole & eye George Stehle, 2007 618 167 155 12 321
Smith Safety Products, Version D 1123
1182
Smith Safety Products, Version D Milled Al, unfinished, round rope hole & eye
  • Chuck Hoffmann, 2007
  • Steve Nutting, 2008
224 168 154 13 326
Smith Safety Products, Version E 3043 Smith Safety Products, Version E Milled Al, unfinished, round rope hole & eye Jeff Brandenburg, 2021 218 168 154 13 344
Smith Safety Products, Version F 1199 Smith Safety Products, Version F Milled Al, hard anodized, round rope hole & eye Gerard Scholler, 2009 193 160 136 13 280
Smith Safety Products, Version G 1490 Smith Safety Products, Version G Milled, belay slot at top, lunar rope hole & eyes, round lightening hole Yinetyme (Nocogear), 2016 325 183 174 13 403
Spelean Harpoon 343
1381
Spelean Harpoon Forged, unfinished, low ears (for longhorning), round holes
  • Speleoshoppe, 1979
  • NSS Consignment Sales, 2012
286 168 89 17 254
Sterling SR R8 2511
3046
Sterling SR R8 Milled, hard anodized, Oval rope hole, pear eye
  • Outdoor Play Inc., 2019
  • Zoro.com, 2021
179 151 159 12 286
Stubai 507 Stubai, Version A Milled, hard anodized, blended triangular ears, oval to D top hole, triangular eye Speleoshoppe, 1995 104 114 95 10 108
Stubai, Version B 1416
2492
Stubai, Version B Milled, hard anodized, blended triangular ears, oval to D top hole, triangular eye
  • Hawill's Ltd., 2014
  • Steven Leo, 2018
108 114 92 10 107
Stubai, Version B 2540 Turin Forged steel, round holes, side T horns Artyom Babin (Артём Бабин), 2019 210 136 106 9 124
TZ eight 347 TZ eight Milled, unfinished, stainless steel, Rectangular rope hole, long clip slot B&C Wunderwear, 1993 488 128 88 14 158
Unknown 1031 Unknown Milled, hard anodized, oval rope hole, belay slot, round eye, side ears eBay, 2007 215 176 100 13 227
Ural Alp (21.01) 916 Ural Alp (21.01) Welded 10 mm. steel rod Ural Sport, 2002 252 123 90 10 111
Ural Alp (21.03) 948 Ural Alp (21.03) Welded 10 mm. steel rod, painted, crosspiece Ural Sport, 2004 300 123 117 10 144
Ural-Alp (21.05) 987 Ural-Alp (21.05) Welded 10 mm. steel rod, painted, top post Ural Sport, 2005 289 148 80 10 123
Ural-Alp Self-Braking Descender/Belay Device, Version B 961 Ural-Alp Self-Braking Descender/Belay Device, Version B Two bent Ni-plated Al sheets screwed together, sub-rectangular rope hole, round eye, ears Ural Sport, 2004 88 137 70 27 259
U.S. Rigging Supply USR-850-S 1426 U.S. Rigging Supply
USR-850-S
Forged, unfinished SS, lunar holes, belay slot Jim Goodall Equipment, 2014 730 169 168 17 475
Vento 1387 Vento Forged steel, painted side T horns, round holes Ilya Zalivanskiy, 2013 369 145 125 11 206
Vertical 2506 Vertical Forged, round holes, side T horns Artyom Babin (Артём Бабин), 2019 127 118 107 12 150
Yoke N506 1316 Yoke N506 Forged, soft anodized, oval rope hole, lunar eye, oval auziliary hole. KwikSPACE Safety, 2012 258 171 152 16 415
YQ Model C 2499 YQ Model B Forged unfinshed SS, side horns, tiny slot Joe Wang, Chinatera Ltd., 2018 436 153 119 11 203
YQ Model C 2500 YQ Model C Forged unfinshed SS, side horns Joe Wang, Chinatera Ltd. 2018 440 170 156 11 280
Z&W 3052 Z&W Forged, hard anodized, bent, pentagonal rope hole, oval eye, low ears motorsmarket_sfc, 2021 89 109 80 18 160
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