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What does HMS mean when describing a...

What does HMS mean when describing a caribiner?

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HMS just means that the biner is oversized and generally pear shaped and meant to be used for belaying or with a Munter hitch due to their bigger size, and it also tells you it will lock in most cases

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It's a German abbreviation for "HalbMastwurfSicherung" (=Munter hitch belay)