Walle-Hawk Survival Tool


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Clermont
July 29, 2008, 10:04 PM
I purchased this Walle-Hawk Survival Tool in the 1970s. The tool and the manual fit into the vinyl pouch. It is unused and never carried. Does it have any value or collectibility?

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p35
July 30, 2008, 06:24 PM
Ask here:

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=691

vicdotcom
July 30, 2008, 07:28 PM
There is a new one on Ebay for 7$ Yours being vintage may have more value but its a pretty specific market your looking at.

Clermont
July 30, 2008, 09:19 PM
The survival tool on Ebay is not a Walle-Hawk although it is being called that. The Ebay survival tool is unlike the original. I believe the use of the Walle-Hawk designation is just a marketing ploy.

wheelgunslinger
July 30, 2008, 09:39 PM
Well, yours is pretty nifty looking Clermont.
I have no idea of value, but I'm intrigued.

Clermont
July 30, 2008, 10:18 PM
According to the Walle-Hawk Survival Manual, the Walle-Hawk will do all of the following.

1. Chisel emergency exit through aircraft skin.
2. Open packages or survival equipment.
3. Strike a match.
4. Use as a screwdriver.
5. Use as a wrench.
6. Use as a can opener.
7. Use as a bottle opener.
8. Drive a nail or needle.
9. Pry out nails or staples.
10. Strip insulation from wire.
11. Split or chisel wood into snares or tools.
12. Dig for water or make solar still.
13. Use as compass.
14. Use as signal mirror.
15. Lash to stick and use as hatchet or machete.
16. Make shavings for fire tinder.
17. Chisel hole in gas tank or oil pan for fuel.
18. Cut sheet metal from wreckage to make pots or pans.
19. Make fish hook from wire, nail, or pin.
20. Remove .22 bullet for fishing sinker or starting fire.
21. Use as fishing lure.
22. Gut and scale fish.
23. Pry open shellfish.
24. Open coconut or other food.
25. Cut through rib cage of big game.
26. Cut food into small bits for cooking.
27. Skin an animal.
28. Cut clothing for bandages.
29. Snake bite first-aid or other emergency surgery.
30. Straighten fish hook for sewing needle.
31. Make rope or cord from animal or plant fibers.
32. Leather punch.
33. Make shoes from tire, briefcase, etc.
34. Inspect face for frostbite or particles in eye.
35. Dig recess for shoulder and hip in ground for bedding.
36. Dig into hard snow for shelter.
37. File wood or metal.

shecky
July 30, 2008, 10:45 PM
That's very interesting. Can you shed any light on the purposes of the various cutouts and edges? A pretty long list of functions for some rather non obvious (to me) object.

The one on ebay is a very common imported gadget, similar to yours. But cheaper. I have one that was apparently some giveaway swag associated with a movie, "The Day After tomorrow", I believe. I guess tying into the end-of-the-world theme of the movie. And dealextreme.com sells them two for $3 (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12590).

Clermont
July 31, 2008, 10:10 AM
I'm posting two better quality photos of both sides of the Walle-Hawk. I'm also including the link to view the original patent which describes, better than I could, the features and uses for the Walle-Hawk. The patent does show more features than found on the production model.

http://patimg2.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=03461469&homeurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect1%3DPTO1%2526Sect2%3DHITOFF%2526d%3DPALL%2526p%3D1%2526u%3D%25252Fnetahtml%25252FPTO%25252Fsrchnum.htm%2526r%3D1%2526f%3DG%2526l%3D50%2526s1%3D3461469.PN.%2526OS%3DPN%2F3461469%2526RS%3DPN%2F3461469&PageNum=&Rtype=&SectionNum=&idkey=NONE&Input=View+first+page

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