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 bought the pick version to take up in my tree stand, knowing that sooner or later I’d drop something I’d need to retrieve. Yesterday, I dropped my water bottle as soon as got into place. I had rigged the grapple with 35’ of 5/32 tether cord (another great buy) and was able to snag and retrieve the bottle with less than a minute’s effort. Wind was blowing about 10-15 and gusty, and the grapple has enough mass to resist and be manageable. I love it when a plan comes together.
Awesome little grappling hook. The spikes we're a little hard to get at first but now no problem.