Nuts with curved faces have long been the standard in passive protection. The curved faces provide 3 points of contact with the rock which make the nuts more stable as well as more versatile than older straight-sided nut designs. However existing curved nut designs have been limited by the available technology. Metolius have been working to perfect CNC machining to the point where almost any shape can be sculpted from metal. This has optimized the shape of the nut and orient the curve from side to side rather than top to bottom. The Metolius Curve Nut shape offers all the advantages of existing curved nut designs (3 points of contact) but it is naturally more stable in flares and because they have a straight taper from top to bottom it is much easier to judge placement quality. Features By attaching the cable directly to the nut and eliminating the swage weight has been reduced. Anodized heads are color-coded to match Metolius cam colours. Combines the stability of 3-point contact with the ease of a straight-sided taper CNC technology for optimized shape. Side-to-side curve for greater stability in flaring placements. Straight-sided taper makes it easy to judge placement quality. CNC machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum.