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    Hooks for hammock

    Hi, i am thinking to buy two hooks which can be used for multi purpose and i found these https://swordsswords.com/medieval-fo...aped-hook.html they look strong, i am thinking to use them for hanging hammock between trees, it will be easier to tie around it, also i can use this for my hunt, can hang and slice easily.

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    If you plan on using this as seen on the pictures, then I'd be suspect. Branches with the same diameter of the hook's opening may be too weak most adults.

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    "as strong as you would reasonably expect." Personally I wouldn't expect it to support the loads of a hammock unless specified by the manufacturer. It looks like it might work, but you're spending about $16 ($7.99 each) for an unknown. I'd rather put that money towards a proper suspension system from Dutch. As always, don't hang higher than you're willing to fall.

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    Also keep in mind you will need to keep these oiled (which will make a mess on your suspension ) or they will rust (which will also make a mess on your suspension.
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    Very cool looking but you can buy climbing rated carabiners for less and that weigh as little as 22g -- those suckers look *heavy*. Still, if you buy them and test them for support (5 to 10 times the weight your hammock will hold) and want to carry the weight, great. HYOH. That will definitely make a statement.

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    Cool looking.....I agree. Good for a backyard hang but too heavy for the trail. Get the diameter....looks like 3/8" but you can find out if these are heat treated.....which I doubt since they are mostly decorative or light weight application.

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