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Micro and Pocket Grappling Hooks
You will never, ever need your own personal, pocket-sized grappling hook.
Ever. Until that one crowning moment when disaster strikes; someone
will yell, “If only we had a grappling hook!” You’ll coolly draw your Micro
Grappling Hook from your pocket, unscrew its base to reveal its three tiny
spikes, thread them into their angled holes, recap it, and without saying
a word, swing the hook toward its target, saving the day. I know all this
because I lived it — at my son’s fifth birthday party right after I tossed his
new airplane onto the roof.
Designed for the more serious needs of military personnel, the microhook
is beautifully machined from 300 series stainless steel. The end hole will
accommodate 550 paracord, but for long-range grappling, soldiers use
fishing line and a Pocket Fisherman. Your own hero moment is waiting
for you. —John Edgar Park
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