SMC is one of America’s most trusted technical rescue brands. Founded in 1967, as Seattle Manufacturing Corporation, during the golden age of high-altitude mountaineering, our products have accompanied many of the Northwest’s finest climbers on historic ascents of peaks like K2 and Everest. In 2020, SMC rescued the Omega Pacific line of tactical and military carabiners. SMC acquired the tooling and machinery, and will continue producing the whole line as SMC’s new “Force” series. All technical specifications as well as the NSN numbers remain the same. Models include both the locking and non-locking styles and are offered in the same popular color options.