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    Source for Shepard’s Hook Stakes

    Lawson stopped making them because of high cost of titanium. Can anyone suggest another source for good, lightweight/Ti hooks?

    I added “good” because I know some products have been shown to be too bendy and fragile. Not interested in those!

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    Dutchwaregear.....https://dutchwaregear.com/product/ti-hook-stake/
    I get mine at REI.
    Also can find them on amazon.
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    Vargo makes some nice ones

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    They are a dime a dozen on Amazon (not literally). Lots of them are of the 6 gram per stake variety, which is lighter than the HD ones from Lawson (that could be a pro or a con).

    I have a bunch of these in the non-rainbow variety. That anodized rainbow effect wouldn't last long even if you found it to your liking.
    https://www.amazon.com/TiTo-Titanium.../dp/B06XPYJGVM

    I also have and like the Vargo UL nail pegs, which are on the page ObdewlaX linked to, but you asked about hooks.
    Last edited by cmc4free; 10-29-2020 at 11:43.

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    Lawson doesn't show ANY Ti shepherd hooks on his website!

    The HDs have been my favorite for a while so this a bit alarming.

    Thankfully I have a good supply but it's still not good because they were my go-to recommendation. I should email him and see what's up.
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    If you can wait a few weeks you can get them from Alibaba for roughly half the cost of buying them on Amazon. I think a huge percentage of what you buy from Amazon these days is stuff other people purchased in bulk from Alibaba, repackaged and sold with better advertising here in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    Lawson doesn't show ANY Ti shepherd hooks on his website!

    The HDs have been my favorite for a while so this a bit alarming.

    Thankfully I have a good supply but it's still not good because they were my go-to recommendation. I should email him and see what's up.
    I did email him. He responded this morning: Ti costs have gone up, can’t make them at a reasonable price. I was hoping that he was at least making them and selling them to another merchant or something.....but unfortunately not.

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    Yikes, I thought perhaps it was just the HDs, but even the skinny ones are kaput...
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    Dutch makes a thicker one too... https://dutchwaregear.com/product/ti-burly-hook-stake/ "The Burly stakes are our UL stakes on steriods. They are made from a much thicker rod and are by far the strongest titanium hook style stake available"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchConch View Post
    Dutch makes a thicker one too... https://dutchwaregear.com/product/ti-burly-hook-stake/ "The Burly stakes are our UL stakes on steriods. They are made from a much thicker rod and are by far the strongest titanium hook style stake available"
    Dang, I love Lawson's but these are probably the new default.

    I hope I don't need them for a while... I haven't lost one in a good long time, but of course just saying that is the kiss of death.
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