Inspired by the traditional marine hardware of the same name. Hand carved master. Lost wax cast in Rhode Island and hand finished in house. To open the clasp, push the cord up over the end of the hinged arm. There is no need to push extra cord through the opening to do so. To close, simply push the cord back in place. When closed, any force that goes into the mechanism helps to close it even more securely. The Olive cord is marine grade nylon which I dye and wax in house. Its ends are brought together using a modified blood knot. The olive cordage is exceptionally strong, and will last a VERY long time.
The size large may also be worn as a choker-style necklace