We use 3 rivets at each connecting point for extra strength. The rivets are a two piece nickel plated steel, both sides are smooth so they do not cut through the material. All Stone Creek leads are made with solid brass snaps that have a hole in the bottom of the shaft to allow water to drain out to prevent freezing a break the snap. Snaps are connected to the chain with a key ring that has the break strength of 500lb . This key ring has been used on leads for over 25 year,s it’s easier for adding or changing snaps compared to using an S hook like most leads.
We at Stone Creek strive to provided you with long-lasting quality products.