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Snap hooks are a perfect solution for attaching ropes and cords to other items. They are suited to applications whereby a versatile, reversible connection is required. They are also called carabiners or carbine hooks and are widely used within a range of industrial applications and also domestic activities such as camping trips. They can be connected easily to any kind of rope and clipped into a clasp or hook without hassle.

Snap hooks are compact and easy to carry which makes them ideal for long distance travelling. Even though they are small, they can still hold a large amount of weight and they are made using different materials.

Each type of hook is specially designed with an industry sector in mind, and vary in the amount of weight and force they can withstand before breaking.

Here at Steelgear we provide:

stainless steel eye hooks

Aluminium Snap Hooks:

 Our aluminium snap hooks are in standard carbine form and are available in many different shapes and opening type. The ones with a safety screw prevent an unexpected opening and can hold more weight.


eye hooks

Stainless Snap Hooks:

 Our stainless steel snap hooks are widely used in the marine and food processing industries and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
strong eye hooks

Zinc Plated Snap Hooks:

 Our range of zinc plated snap hooks provide a small amount of corrosion resistance. However for snap hooks used in coastal areas, it is highly recommended to use stainless or aluminium ones instead.


All of our snap hooks are strong, versatile and come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. For example spring snap hooks are robust and easy on the eye, while bolt hooks are commonly used for animal leads.

Our team will be able to help select the most suitable hook for your requirements and will answer any questions you might have. If you would like to find out more about our snap hooks please get in touch with us today.



A2 stainless steel - is often known as 304 Stainless. The type of stainless refers to the quantity of chromium and nickel in the alloy – ie for A2 -  18% chromium and 8% nickel.

The A2 steel is an austenitic steel and is non-magnetic. The 18% chromium provides a corrosion resistance, but can still tarnish. It is immune to foodstuffs, sterilizing solutions, most organic chemicals and dyestuffs, also a wide variety of inorganic chemicals. As such it is used extensively for sinks, tabletops, stoves, refrigerators , pots, pans dairy equipment, brewing industry, fruit industry, food processing plants, dye tanks, pipelines,  and more.


A4 Stainless steel - is often called 316 or marine grade stainless. Similar, but siuperior to A2,  the chromium and nickel content - 18% chromium and 10% nickel - gives it the required cahracterstics

A4 grade is also austenitic, non-magnetic and suitable for all the situations as A2 BUT has the added advantage of being suitable for marine solutions. Hence called Marine Grade stainless steel. The molybdenum increases the corrosion resistance to withstand attack from many industrial chemicals and solvents and of course, chlorides. Used in the production of inks, photographic chemicals, surgical implants, and the marine environment.


Zinc-plated steel - refers to steel that’s been treated with a layer of zinc. It features a thin layer but solid layer of zinc over the surface, thus shielding the product’s underlying steel. Zinc, of course, offers a superior level of protection against oxidation when compared to raw and untreated steel. Zinc, in fact, corrodes at about 1/30tth the rate of raw and untreated steel. Therefore, zinc-plated steel is naturally resistant to oxidation-related damage like rust and corrosion.


Mild steel - is a type of carbon steel with a low amount of carbon – it is actually also known as “low carbon steel.” Although ranges vary depending on the source, the amount of carbon typically found in mild steel is 0.05% to 0.25% by weight, whereas higher carbon steels are typically described as having a carbon content from 0.30% to 2.0%. If any more carbon than that is added, the steel would be classified as cast iron.

Mild steel is not an alloy steel and therefore does not contain large amounts of other elements besides iron; you will not find vast amounts of chromium, molybdenum, or other alloying elements in mild steel. Since its carbon and alloying element content are relatively low, there are several properties it has that differentiate it from higher carbon and alloy steels.

Less carbon means that mild steel is typically more ductile, machinable, and weldable than high carbon and other steels, however, it also means it is nearly impossible to harden and strengthen through heating and quenching. The low carbon content also means it has very little carbon and other alloying elements to block dislocations in its crystal structure, generally resulting in less tensile strength than high carbon and alloy steels. Mild steel also has a high amount iron and ferrite, making it magnetic.

The lack of alloying elements such as those found in stainless steels means that the iron in mild steel is subject to oxidation (rust) if not properly coated. But the negligible amount of alloying elements also helps mild steel to be relatively affordable when compared with other steels. It is the affordability, weldability, and machinability that make it such a popular choice of steel for consumers.




Snap hooks are very easy to install. As an example you would simply connect the snap hook to a rope or cord via its eye, which is located at the bottom of the hook.

Now that the rope is connected to the snap hook you are able to connect the snap hook to another item by pushing open the spring loaded bar, slotting the item you wish to connect within the hook and then releasing the bar. By doing this the item will now be appropriately secured withing the snap hook.



Are you looking to purchase carabiners? If so you will find an exstensive range here at Steelgear. We offer a multitude of rope attachments, such as snap hooks, spring hooks, swivals, all with various different types of locking mechanisms. Numerous sizes and materials available. We provide you with the highest quality products that are nickel-plated for that added durability. Products you can rely on in harsh weather enviroments.

If you require additional information or wish to place an order visit our Snap Hooks webpage, call us on 01903331401 or email us sales@steelgear.co.uk to get expert advise.


If you'd like to know more about Steelgears range of snap hooks or other products, you can contact us at any time either via phone 01903331401 or by email sales@steelgear.co.uk. Our experts will be able to recommend products, answer your questions and prcess your order.