This HS black choke impressed me when I first bought it here a couple years ago. It has both function and looks that my 100+ lb. boy has put through the ringer every single day of his active life. Dirt, sand, rain, swimming, hands-on training, multiple lead changes, multiple dogs playing, mine still looked brand new through it all. Personally, I love the simplistic, understated elegance and strength of the lustrous black metal. Plus it is dependable and care-free. The only thing it could not do is reappear after I recently put it in a secret place for one day, and now I can’t find it. So I came back to repurchase it from Alpha 1 because they sell items of true quality, prices are fair and the speed of shipping and delivery of my (re)order was exceptional. Thank you, Alpha 1, and I’ll be back soon for one of your beautiful leather collars for him to wear to a “fancy” date as soon as I can make up my mind.