Combining rugged good looks and effective field performance.
The little tool that fills some big shoes when it comes to survival in the wilderness.
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The S.N.A.P. Card (Survival Needs And Preparedness)
"The little tool that fills some big shoes when it comes to survival in the wilderness."
We all have different ideas about what makes the perfect outdoor and survival blade. This is what makes the knife industry so diverse and exciting. But for all the millions of designs out there, I could not find a single one that fit snugly in a tin and could also be used for more than skinning a sparrow. So I set out to design one! What I came up with is the S.N.A.P. Card. It is 1095 HC Steel with a coating of Ceracoat in canyon red. It is 1/8" thick and it has sort of a modified chisel grind on the two cutting edges. The full kit weighs in at just 5 oz and the blade alone is 2 oz. So at 5 oz and about the size of a pack of cigarettes you can carry it practically everywhere and never leave home without the ability to survive a few uncomfortable nights stranded in the wilderness.
There is no magic formula that will make a small knife perform like a large one. That is why I did not shrink a traditional knife down to fit in the tin. I started with a piece of steel that would fit the space. Next, I made a list of the main functions that it MUST be able to perform. Only then did I design the blade so that it would meet or exceed the primary functions in a survival scenario. A byproduct of this approach is that the tool itself is non-threatening in appearance to the uninitiated. This means that you can use it in everyday circumstances like opening packages or cutting a sandwich without alarming your coworkers or onlookers. This is not to say that it will not serve as a formidable defensive weapon if the need arises. It will indeed perform when called upon. The S.N.A.P. tool is a nontraditional, purpose designed, survival and EDC blade that you can depend on when it matters and your life is on the line.
The S.N.A.P. kit contains:
1 S.N.A.P. Card Knife
1 Metal storage box
1 Fresnel lens
1 Signal whistle (126 Db)
1 Button compass
1 Cotton pad
12' Orange marking tape
25' Fishing line
2 Fish hooks
1 Sail needle
2 Safety pins
1 P38 can opener
1 Ferro rod
1 Acrylic signal mirror
1 Heavy rubber band
1 ID card
As you can see from the contents list, this kit contains just about everything you need to get you through a rough day or two. It lacks any major sized water container but that is a small trade off. You can always boil and drink water directly out of the metal tin and there is almost always some trash around that you can put water in.
S.N.A.P. Card Sheaths by Red Hill Sheath available at www.redhillsheaths.com
Blog article with many pictures of its different uses here.
Article written by: David ""Norseman"" Williams USMC (Ret)
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Blade Steel||1095 RC 56-58|
|Blade Finish||Canyon Red|
|Knife Weight||2 oz|
|Weight w/ Sheath||5 oz|
|Designer||David Norseman Williams USMC (Ret)|
- I love it great little knife.Nobody ever notices it's on me,and if they do they have no idea if it is a knife so they don't break a sweat.Makes a good neck knife too. (Posted on 7/28/2016)