The Dutch Buckle specially designed to replace the marlin spike hitch with a light, fast, and safer method of connecting the whoopie sling to the webbing. The secret to making this so light weight is all the force is put on the webbing and not the buckle so there is no need for a back up knot. Your whoopie sling actually be becomes part of the buckle to lock the webbing in place. With the whoopie sling going around the webbing there is much less wear on it and it doesn’t have to make a tight radius. Once on the buckle the whoopie sling can be easily adjusted and won’t slip off the device like it can slip off the knot of the marlin spike hitch. The buckle is completely adjustable so you can quickly slide it up or down to accommodate a wide variety of tree sizes. As an added feature, the Dutch Buckle has a retention shock cord and latch method to keep you webbing straps nice and neat when not deployed.