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 ordered these tiny grappling hook cause the pictures looks cool. They are tiny and I really don't have a use for them yet, but I'm sure I will. They are well made tiny grappling hooks.
These are extremely well made and I have all three sizes. I can see them coming in handy on many occasions.
I have used these for years on overseas deployments. You are only limited to your imagination as to their uses. Excellent construction and very strong. One of my others unfortunately was left across the pond and had to be replaced.
So, full disclosure, I have no tangible need for a grappling hook, no idea if I'll ever use it for anything useful, but the little kid in me just couldn't resist owning a mini grappling hook. My wife laughed at me when I showed it to her.
It's a neat little gadget. It's solid, compact, and well made from what I can tell. You're not gonna be swinging around like Batman with it, but it could be useful if you need to hook on to some item that is out of reach.
I haven't tested it on anything heavy so I really have no idea how much punishment it can take, but I'm giving it five stars simply for the fact that it makes my inner child happy.
I stuck it in my bug out bag because, hey, you never know!