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Turtle Tongue is a buckle designed for outdoor equipment- I wanted something that was durable, easy to open (particularly when wearing gloves), easy to adjust, and rock solid under load. The name has two main origins - I chose“turtle” because of the feeling of security when the buckle is fully fastened (like a turtle tucked in its shell), and “tongue” because the buckle looks like an open mouth with a extended tongue when the male component is first inserted.


SolidWorks, HSMWorks, Haas VF1, Arburg ALLROUNDER injection molding machine


6061 Aluminum (molds), hardened steel (ejector pins),
Polypropylene (initial parts), ABS plastic (final parts)