In another thread Peter Rowe wrote:
For the record, I personally don't trust snake chains to have much
strength. Their visual weight makes them look considerably
stronger than they are, especially the thin ones like you used. The
are made with little interlocking parts that CAN pull apart,
sometimes easier than one might beleve from the visual weight of the
chain. Foxtail also gives you some of the same look and slight
resistance to twisting, and can also be bent or kinked, but it's
soldered shut wire links, and much harder to break.
A customer was looking for a chain for a heavy religious pendent
that he wears 24/7, while running, swimming, etc He’s broken the
snake chain it was on. So we looked at small tight curb chains, omega
chains, as well as snake chains. He likes the look of the snake, but
doesn’t want to risk losing his pendent.
What are all your thoughts on which chains are tough and strong but
still looks sorta like snake. I echo everyone else’s thoughts. Snake
is lovely to behold but it breaks an inordinate amount, is tough to
solder on findings without weakening, and generally is a pita.