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Introducing the WNDSN Night Ops Telemeter

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

BERLIN, 2020-12-21, DECEMBER SOLSTICE – The return of an old favorite to make sense of those dark times.

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” –Terry Pratchett

WNDSN Applied Sciences lab is pleased to announce the Night Ops Telemeter, new in stock for those working or adventuring under low-light conditions or in the dark.

The WNDSN Night Ops Telemeter is a re-release of an old classic. It is a simple, one-sided Telemeter engraved on transparent acrylic, made with a special slot to accommodate a 2″ mini chemlight for lateral illumination of the scale marks for night-time or low-light observations. The Night Ops Telemeter features a maximized set of scales with 7.5° x 7.5 x 500 units and is the first WNDSN product to use the new single-line font for 2021.

With the transparent acrylic and a special engraving technique, the Night Ops Telemeter makes use of the refraction property of the material which allows reading the scales against a light background where they appear dark, as well as in the dark, where they appear light — thus providing good contrast in most conditions.

The WNDSN Night Ops Telemeter is laser-engraved on glossy, transparent, 1/8″ (3 mm) thick acrylic stock, in the size of a standard credit card. Included is all that is required to get started, including a pre-configured Dyneema string, and printed 32-page Telemeter pocketbook instructions (in English and German), as well as access to the digital 240-page full manual.

WNDSN’s bestselling Telemeter is a measurement, calculation, and exploration instrument with thousands of units in use by professionals such as emergency, security, and law enforcement personnel, also teachers and instructors, as well as private enthusiasts, urban explorers and adventurers.

WNDSN Telemeters are wallet-size distance and altitude nomographs developed in the WNDSN applied science lab: WNDSN Telemeters combine a thousand years of civil engineering, surveying, navigation, and astronomy in one durable, low tech, high utility instrument that can be brought anywhere, is self-containing, and independent of external, modern technologies.

In extreme conditions, or in cases where laser rangefinders do not work or cause errors, WNDSN Telemeters can be used as a primary tool or to get a “second opinion” to cross-check values obtained with different means, or in emergency situations when other methods fail or are unavailable.

WNDSN Telemeters continue to spark and promote interest in contemporary metrological science and ancient navigational history as well as educational astronomy.

Made in Germany.

Available from store.wndsn.com/products/wndsn-night-ops-telemeter

Wolf Tooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Wolf Tooth’s 8-Bit Pack Pliers offer 17 functions. Using magnets, eight tool heads are stored in a 8mm ball detent swivel head. The bits include a spoke wrench, valve-core wrench, T10 and T25 bits, flathead and Phillips screwdrivers, and 2-6mm hex bits.

www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/tools/products/8-bitpack-pliers

Introducing the WNDSN Telemeter Dog Tag in Brass

Monday, November 16th, 2020

BERLIN, 2020-11-12 – Your tools should last longer than you do.

Brass, used since prehistory, is the ever-classic. Its malleability, durability, antimicrobial properties, and sheer cosmetic appeal makes Brass stand out among flashier, more modern materials and WNDSN reaches for it again and again when creating new products, this time bringing it to their signature Dog Tag Telemeter Pendant.

The core tenant at WNDSN is “The best tool is the one you have with you, on you.” and they mean it literally when it comes to the dog tag. The Brass Dog Tag Telemeter Pendant is the newest product in their line of distance measuring and range finding instruments. The Brass Dog Tag retains the classic military format, sized according to specifications and matching current U.S. Dog Tags. A heavier material, the Brass Dog Tag weighs in at 1oz (33 g). Now available in Brass, this Telemeter will become an heirloom item for the next generations of explorers.

The WNDSN Brass Dog Tag Telemeter pendant fixates the distance to the measuring scale by way of creating a necklace that is holding the scales at a set distance from the eye, thus enabling accurate measurements. The simple instructions are, as always:

Find an object of known size at the distance you need to measure and determine the angular size which you can subsequently convert to distance.

The new WNDSN Brass Dog Tag Telemeter pendant features two sets of scales; on the left-hand side, a standard angular size scale with a maximum of 10° graded in 0.2° increments, and on the right-hand side, a special multiplication scale that allows the user — knowing the dimension of the object to be measured — to directly multiply the value for the distance.

Further design elements and features are:

1 Both sets of scales have extra-long marks, extended from the edges to be visible with dog tag silencers installed.

2 The dog tag itself features instructional icons to create a self-contained tool.

3 The backside is intentionally left blank to either sandwich the Telemeter dog tag to the back of regular dog tags, or alternatively for the end user to add additional information, velcro, or marker tabs.

The WNDSN family of Telemeters are wallet-size distance and altitude nomographs developed in the WNDSN applied science lab. They combine a thousand years of civil engineering, surveying, navigation, and astronomy in durable, low-tech, high utility instruments that can be brought anywhere, are self-containing, and independent of external, modern technologies.

Under certain conditions or in cases where laser rangefinders tend to fail or result in errors, WNDSN Telemeters prevail and can be used as primary or “second opinion” tools, to cross-check values obtained with different means, or in austere situations when other methods fail or are unavailable.

The WNDSN Brass Dog Tag Telemeter is made in Germany, its scales are laser-engraved and precision-cut into 3 mm raw, unpolished brass. The device carries the WNDSN maker’s marks; scientific instructions are engraved and supplemented by a printed how-to in both English and German. An abridged manual is included as a PDF and a 400-page printed comprehensive manual is available separately at WNDSN or via bookstores.

Available at store.wndsn.com/products/wndsn-telemeter-dogtag-10×6-brass.

Exotac toolROLL

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

The Exotac toolROLL is an excellent choice to store and carry basic FieldCraft items like fire starters.

Once I rolled, it features a flap with five mesh pockets. Under that are five additional elastic slip pockets.

Blaze Orange so you won’t lose it when you need it most.

www.exotac.com/products/toolroll

Cache River by The James Brand

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

The Cache River is the latest EDC tool from The James Brand.

It might look small in the photo but it measures 3.9″ long, so plenty of space to grab ahold of, with room to store two Wiha bits inside.

Made from Anodized 6061 Aluminum, this pocket driver comes with a Torx T6 bit along with a Phillips #2 and Wiha Slotted 4.5 screw bit. The bit attachment is magnetic.

shop.thejamesbrand.com/products/the-cache-river

Now on Kickstarter – MultiRuler

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Now trending on Kickstarter, the Titanium MultiRuler comes with 14 tools, including metric and imperial rulers, multi-wrenches, slotted head screwdriver, drill guide, bottle opener, can opener, wire stripper, bike spoke tool, multi-bit driver and bit holder.

Made from Grade 5 Titanium, it weighs just 21g and is TSA compliant.

It integrates both imperial and matrix wrenches.

The Imperial side fits 3/16, 5/16, 3/8, and 7/16 hex sizes.

The Metric side fits M7 (11mm), M6 (10mm), M5 (8mm), and M2 (4.76mm) hex sizes.

The ruler offers up to 9 cm / 90mm / 3.54 in.

Strike Industries BIC Lighter Sleeve Concept

Monday, May 4th, 2020

What do you think of this potential Strike Industries BIC Lighter sleeve/case from Strike Industries? They are trying to keep it under $10 MSRP each.

Paladin Slimline Wallet in MultiCam Black

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Reproduction of original Paladin Slimline Wallets designed and built by our late founder, Matt.

Bifold design with large pockets for cash. Outer pocket holds your most often used cards. Two internal card pockets holds multiple cards each.

Most ultralight minimalistic wallets compromise size and weight for carry capacity. We do not.

Our thin, minimalistic design weighs only 1 oz and still carries all your essential cash and cards.

Handmade in Bend, Oregon USA with DWR treated 500D Cordura in genuine Multicam Black with Multicam Classic internal pockets.

Available today April 28, 6pm EST on www.paladin33.com