Swivel Shackle Snap is approx. 2 3/4″ long (7 cm). It’s remarkably light and elegant for it’s strength and reliability. Fits 3/4″ and 1″ wide leather or webbing. Not recommended for narrower widths, or for very small dogs.
There is also a choice for the material used for the pull-tab. We recommend a matching leather pull tab on leather leashes, and a nifty black plastic pull tab (resembling a zipper pull) on Brahma Leads.
This snap is easy to release, but does require quite a strong pull on the tab at a specific angle. This is to prevent it releasing by accident (such as if the dog is running through brush). A note to our disabled friends: this requires good dexterity to operate.
Caution! The leash will snap back once released if there is pressure on the leash. Always use the pull tab to release the shackle snap; using the O-ring attached to the shackle snap may result in injury. Keep well away from face. Before using in the field, we strongly suggest some practice to familiarize yourself with the motion required and the way the shackle releases.
Shawn Booths –
The leather pull tab is much shorter then pictured on the website. Making it difficult to pull to release the snap, not worth the money for $18.00.
Sorry about that, Shawn! We absolutely sent those shackle snaps with pull tabs that were too short. We hope the replacements, with the correct pull tab length, works better for you! Thank you for bringing this to our attention and giving us the opportunity to get this taken care of for you!