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Professional => Vendors and sources => Topic started by: ViktorHUN on March 20, 2016, 01:06:29 AM

Title: Cobra like buckles- Chinese copy
Post by: ViktorHUN on March 20, 2016, 01:06:29 AM
You know if something is good, then our friends at China will copy it or at least they will try it.  ;D

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEW-Design-10Pcs-Quick-Side-Release-Metal-Strap-Buckles-For-50mm-Webbing-DIY-Bags-Luggage-Clothes/32618028266.html?spm=2114.13010208.99999999.267.JiJ4du
Title: Re: Cobra like buckles- Chinese copy
Post by: rouge on March 20, 2016, 03:10:54 AM
I suppose it makes sense......they produced a version of thier buckle just for fashion use ...so there is a demand i guess.
I wonder if the strength ratings are anywhere near the same?? I would actually use them for non weight bearing projects........but i dont think the one linked looks nearly as good as the actuall cobra buckle
Title: Re: Cobra like buckles- Chinese copy
Post by: TwoWayTrauma on March 20, 2016, 01:40:26 PM
As an fyi, there are some others ripping off the cobra and passing it off as the real thing. Know your suppliers.

Title: Re: Cobra like buckles- Chinese copy
Post by: Globe on March 22, 2016, 06:31:39 AM
It's actually a copy of the Stubai version of a cobra buckle. Stubai is a solid company that has been making this type of equipment for years. You commonly see their buckles on Arborist climbing harnesses in the US and all types of harnesses in Europe.

http://www.stubai-sports.com/skysports-buckles--21748060-en.html