The heart of the SOL Origin™ is its ABS-plastic waterproof case, which contains an array of key survival tools, including TinderQuik fire starting tinder, 150lb.-test braided nylon cord, mil-spec stainless steel wire, and an emergency sewing and fishing kit. Plus, integrated into the lid is a flip-up Rescue Flash signal mirror with retro-reflective aiming aid, as well as a removable liquid-damped compass. Finally, secured in a button-release slot is a fully-functional folding blade knife, with a 100db rescue whistle and ultra-bright LED light integrated into the knife handle. The AUS-8 drop-point blade has been designed for the precision cutting you need during survival emergencies.
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