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    The Pokey

    The Pokey (name bestowed by Zimmy 2.0)

    Prototype #1

    $6 Danco Pro 7" scratch awl (all steel with heat treated tip) available at Home Depot. Sterilized with a grinder, sanded, sharpened, painted with Premium Decor green camouflage spray paint available at True Value. Handle wrapped with gutless 550 cord.

    Knotted tail wrapped around handle provides enough friction to hold Pokey in place until needed. Little loop at the end allows for easy access.

    Multitude of uses; handy icepick that also instantly melts Snowflakes.

    A small section of clear plastic tubing will protect the tip from poking yourself, but it hasn't poked me unprotected (yet).

    I am contemplating silver plating one (for anti microbial properties) and naming it Maxwell's Silver Hammer.

    BANG BANG Maxwell's silver hammer...

    Disclaimer - not for use as a medical device without first being sterilized.

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    I want one !!!!!!!
    During WWII, A top Nazi General walked up to a Nazi officer and asked what he needed to win the War. The Nazi officer thought for a minute and said "Give me
    1000 Paratroopers!"

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    That would slow those dream deer down to Recon speed i bet
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    Nice mits.....could use a little lotion
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    it puts the lotion on it's skin
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Slipping it under one of those trendy rubber bracelets would help keep it in place and still be low profile.

    Also that frayed 550 lanyard is driving me crazy. You gotta melt those ends unless "ugly as sin" is the look you're going for.
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    The frayed lanyard is more comfortable touching bare skin than a melted end, and was intentionally left unmelted. I too am a melted end fanatic.

    Agreed, it is not pretty but it is extremely functional.

    I unintentionally poked myself in the lower finger joint of my right index finger and bled like a stuck pig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Ready View Post
    The frayed lanyard is more comfortable touching bare skin than a melted end, and was intentionally left unmelted. I too am a melted end fanatic.
    Ah, I see. Makes sense.
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