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 got the micro, it is perfect when attached to 550 cord or kevlar cord. It has sufficient mass to function as designed and can be filled with sand/shot to up the heft. Solid machining, includes a foam pad to silence the arms when stowed should you engage in nefarious or practical tasks. I'd imagine it's great for trip wires, but my AO isn't known for clan labs or mine fields. Perhaps a scenario is in order.
Just used this tool today to hook onto tree limbs that were overhanging from a neighbor’s yard. The tree itself was not accessible by foot as there is a 20’ drop and at the edge of the property. Fastened this to a length of para cord, pulled the limbs and trimmed accordingly. The project took about a half hour from start to finish. Cleaned, disassembled the hooks and stored in back into its container. Simply awesome. I would suggest applying a small amount of petroleum jelly to the rubber O rings to keep them pliable.
Great product, very well made. Multiple uses, but ordering the smaller versions for edc.
Excellent quality.used it to hang a bear container from a tall branch.
I have the Pico and Micro Grappling Hooks. They are both very well machined, as is usual for CountyComm. After reading a previous review on these, I have epoxied a strong rare earth magnet on the end of each of them. Great idea, thanks. Between the grappling hook and the magnet, I now have a nice retrieval device that is small and light weight. I'm now trying to decide whether to put the Pico or the Micro in my bug out bag.