UPS dropped off a package from County Comm the other day. They carry some neat and unique gadgets, gear, and gizmos. I still use the Pocket Organizer that I bought from them five or six years ago.
I have more photos of my County Comm stuff stored on Xanga.
Gate Clip on one end of a 'Stitched Solomon Bar' paracord key chain lanyard, with a large Yacht Clip on the other end. I know someone will ask what my vehicle key is attached to, it's an Amflo Coupler key ring.
The Improved (XL) Sat-Com Bag makes a great day-pack, even has a velcro space for name-tapes(1800nametape.com) or patches to personalize it, along with MOLLE/PALS webbing all around and on the padded shoulder strap too, for hanging some carabiners or an ITW Tac Link.
I got some polished stainless steel skulls/beads, that are different than the pewter, brass, and acrylic type that I've used with knot work before. There's the 'Yorick', the 'Ponderer', and the larger hefty 'Goliath'.
The Goliath skull is a larger than average sized bead, being around one and a half inches at it's widest, and the weight is just over 3 ounces. Instead of a horizontal or vertical drilled hole, like other beads, the Goliath has cord attachment points/holes along the jaw of the skull.
I tied a black and olive drab paracord crown sinnet and wall knot for the lanyard, with a 1.5" split ring on the opposite end. I imagine a swing with this thing at someone's noggin' would crack a real skull. It's a nice alternative to a weighted monkey's fist on the end of a lanyard.
I tied up a couple of the Yorick skulls with paracord to use as zipper pulls, and used some of County Comm's orange tether cord with the Ponderer for a key fob. Each of the skulls looks good for modding with some glow-in-the-dark epoxy in the eye sockets too...
The GT3 'Gear Ties' are great alternatives to simple twist ties and rubber bands for keeping a grip on bundled cords and wires.
The Blazer Gas Burner is like a Zippo on steroids for hands free use when melting cord ends. I think the Spyderco Ladybug is the perfect sized key chain knife, and the H1 steel means it ain't never gonna rust.
Items with my new XL EOD Utility Bag are:
~A couple of Titanium Widgy Pry Bars with kydex sheaths
~Pocket Straight Razor Survival Tool
~Titanium Embassy Pen
~Titanium Peanut Ligher
~AA Tactical Maratac Flashlight
~A&P Cable Key Ring
~Premium EMT/Combat Shears
~And an EOD Robotics Breacher Bar with kydex sheath and Tek Lok
~YouTube video of a custom modified EOD Breacher Bar, very cool, & a Cutlerylover review.
~Micro Fiber Cloth
~Tan Spyderco Ladybug Salt H1
The twisted paracord wrap/grip used on the Ti Widgy Bars and EOD Breacher Bar were done with gutted paracord. I'd seen Swissbianco use the method on some of his neck knives at the Blade Show back in June, and wanted to give it a try.
The ACU SO-LED lights have a multiple position clip that makes them great for clipping to gear, MOLLE/PALS webbing, a car/truck sun visor, or the brim of a cap or boonie hat.
The Traveler RFID Wallet comes with a black cord zipper pull. The Tether Tip that came on the pull can be opened up, so I reused it when I replaced the black cord with some of County Comm's orange tether cord, then went over that with some 0.9mm braided nylon cord in a cobra stitch/Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet. The smaller cord I used was actually white, but a blue Sharpie helped with making the zipper pull into Auburn University colors. War Eagle!
The Mini Utility Scissors have worked out great for trimming paracord, fishing line, and thread.