A D/Bow shackle is a U-shaped metal connector that is used to connect lifting slings, ropes, and other rigging equipment to objects. It is called a D/Bow shackle because it has either a D-shaped or bow-shaped body.
D/Bow shackles are typically made of steel, stainless steel, or other materials that are strong and resistant to corrosion.
The weight capacity of a D/Bow shackle depends on its size, material, and design. Shackles are usually rated by their Working Load Limit (WLL), which is the maximum weight that they can safely lift. It is important to select the correct size and WLL of shackle for the task at hand.