Posts Tagged ‘TYR Group LLC’

WAR Pendant From Tyr Group LLC 

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

The TYR Group WAR Pendant is a reproduction of WAR pendants during the Vietnam war. Some American Soldiers during the war would wear war pendants to counter those who wore peace pendants. The TYR Group WAR Pendant is made of AEB-L stainless steel and is approximately 3/16 inches thick. It is attached to a stainless steel loop finding and a length of 550 survival cord.

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The South African Counter Tracking Boot

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

boot 1

While instructing our TÝR Group Combat Tracking Classes I am frequently asked about special footwear that is specifically produced to deceive a tracker or aid in counter tracking. Although there are many ways that a soldier can attempt to deceive a tracker one example I give them are boots that were produced during the South African Border War from 1966 to 1989. To keep from being detected by their enemy, some South African and South West African special operations were issued boots designed to deceive the enemy or villagers who might come in contact with their tracks.

boot 2

These boots were produced with smooth soles so when impressions were made in the soft South African soil the footprint impressions would appear older than what they actually were. However depending on terrain and weather, these boots could either be an advantage or a disadvantage based on the smooth sole, especially in wet or humid environments.

boot 3

By John Hurth, President of TÝR Group LLC and author of “Combat Tracking Guide” published by Stackpole Books.

Mjölnir Pendant Collaborations from TYR Group/SAR Global Tool Back In Stock

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

TÝR Group Mjölnir’s are back in stock!


The TÝR Group Mjölnir is a collaboration project between John Hurth of TÝR Group LLC and Spencer Alan Reiter and Scott Chamberlain of SAR Global Tool. All Mjölnirs are individually hand crafted, and no two are exactly the same.

Mjölnir (/?mj?ln??r/ or /?mj?ln?r/ MYOL-n(ee)r); means “crusher”. In Norse mythology, Mjölnir is the hammer of Thor, the Norse god of thunder. Distinctively shaped, Mjölnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome weapons, capable of leveling mountains.

The TÝR arrow was the symbol of the warrior and was inscribed on warriors weapons to bring them strength, protection and victory in battle. The symbol also represented the values held by choosing the warrior path such as duty, honor, integrity, discipline, responsibility, and self-sacrifice.