The pocket grappling hook was originally built by EOD Robotics, Inc. at the request of a desert warfare operator. He explained his need for a light weight, reusable grappling hook that could be used to snag trip wires or command detonation wires on IEDs in a combat environment. Soon other members of the military saw how useful they were and ordered another production run.
These hooks are not certified for life support activities and should not be used for any life support function. They are designed to pull trip wires and via horizontal use..
After the success of the "pocket grappling hook", EOD Robotics, Inc. was asked to produce a even smaller version that can be easily carried and hand thrown or deployed with a fishing rod and affordable by the average soldier.
This is a light weight, reusable grappling hook to be used to snag trip wires or command detonation wires on IEDs in a combat environment. Designed to be small enough to carry, but big enough to complete it's mission.
This is a light weight, reusable grappling hook to be used to snag trip wires or command detonation wires on (IEDs) in a combat environment. Designed to be small enough to carry, but big enough to complete it's mission.
IMPORTANT: The pocket grappling hook is not designed for life support applications and should not be used for such applications. As with all tools, use with extreme caution. This was designed to snag trip wires in a combat environment, not snag shopping carts full of rocks from a creek or whaling operations. Use the appropriate tool for the task at hand.
The grappling hook is very small but I am not clearing concertina or a mine field. For a more realistic civilian scenario emergency this grappling hook should come in handy. I will most likely try and magnetize the spikes so that it can be used to retrieve small objects. The order took 14 days from the email that it said it shipped so snail mail was used. No issues with that because I was not in any hurry to receive it.
I have literally no reason to own this but I love it all the same. It sparks joy and that is enough. Great build quality. Hopefully I drop my keys down a sewer one day; I know how I’ll get ‘em out.
A myriad of uses for each size. I keep a pico in my daypack along with some dyneema fishing line to fetch dropped keys from storm drains and such.