Grappling Hook, Collapsing
Ultimate Equipment Guide II
Author Greg Lynch, J. C. Alvarez
Publisher Mongoose Publishing
Publish date 2005
A grappling hook is a three or four prong metal hook, commonly tied to a rope to assist in climbing. Unfortunately, they also have a tendency to snare themselves upon anything and everything in the pack in which they are kept.
The collapsing grappling hook has only three prongs to it, each of them attached to the center trunk of the hook with a strong hinge. They are held open by a set of springs built into the grappling hook. When the owner wishes to collapse the grappling hook, he can push the prongs down until they slip into recesses built into the trunk of the grappling hook, then slide a metal ring around them, holding the prongs in place. When the ring is removed, the prongs spring back out. A collapsing grappling hook will not only not snag on anything in the owner’s pack, it is also far easier to conceal than a normal grappling hook, being only seven inches long and one inch thick when collapsed.
Grappling hook, Collapsing: 50 gp; 4 lb.