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.
I keep it on my key chain. Years ago my 8 yr old daughter dropped her hand held net in the water trying to catch minnows. The water was muddy and about 4 feet deep. I made a make shift grappling hook from things in my tool shed and after a couple of tries dragging it in the area where she dropped it I got it back. This is why I bought this one. You never know when or if you will need it, but it's nice knowing I have something with me at all times to get me out of a situation. All I'll have to do is find a string.
Not yet used, but it's a very good little tool machined in excellent steel, very discreet, and can be used as a classic capsule for pills and other tiny stuff.