Lobster / Parrot Clasps
A lobster clasp also known as a lobster hook, or parrot clasp, it is a fastener that is held closed by a spring. The lobster clasp is opened or closed by holding a small lever, usually with a fingernail, long enough to apply, then it is attached (or removed from) a short link-chain, end tag or a ring. Lobster clasps are often used for necklaces, bracelets, and keychains. Lobster clasps are named as such because of their "pinching" mechanism, and they are often shaped like a lobster's claw.