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See some of our tools in action here,with experts like Zachary Fowler, Bob Hansler, and more! 

Wayne Russell Signature Card

Bob Hansler Signature Card

See Bob in action with his signature survival card he developed with Grim Workshop. 

Gig Card Video with Fowler

In This Video Fowler, winner of the television series "Alone" uses Grim's Gig Card to catch some tasty frogs, and cooks up some delicious bacon wrapped frog legs! Fowler spends some time in the woods, demonstrating some bushcraft skills, showing his epic slingshot making and shooting abilities, and having some fun as well. check out his other awesome videos on his youtube channel.


Axe Card

 I made this tool using Grim Workshops survival "Axe" tool which also has a small saw on it, a paracord bracelet and whatever other materials I could find laying around. The axe is about 16" long overall, and it was made from a sapling I found, I cut it down and then hammered the axe head into it and then lashed them together. The stronger the materials you can use to bind it the better the results will be, so optimally I would use some kind of wire or more permanent lashing material to make it last longer if that option is available. 

The saw I used to cut the sapling was just a small sawblade that comes with our axe tool with a paracord knot tied on each end. you could make a much more complex version but I try to keep a balance between simplicity and effectiveness. Although it was a very small tool it was nonetheless very effective for its size. 
This tool is a light duty hatchet or self-defense tool.  I use it a lot for building other items you can also attach a spike to the back for self-defense something like an arrow or spear tip, or tie a rock onto the backside so you can use it like a hammer too. 

Arrow Card

I made these arrows using Grim Workshops Survival Arrow tool , and whatever materials I could find at the time mostly primitive materials. The arrow shafts were about 28" long and were cut from some scrub trees and bushes I found that had good straight new growth on them. I scraped any sharp spots or irregularity's using the small hatchet we made in a previous video to help smooth the overall shape and straightness of the arrow shaft. I cut a small notch into one side for attaching the steel arrowhead and tied it on using paracord on some, small pieces of duct tape, and some sinew on others. 
I used Pine Pitch glue to attach the arrowheads and fletching’s a little better as well. most pine trees seep sap out of any wounds or broken branches, these can be later collected and melted down as pine pitch. it’s almost the same color as the bark but sometimes you see some amber colors mixed in there too, they are sometimes hard like rocks but can be softened and melted down. after I removed some pine pitch from the tree I put it near a heat source till the pitch melted, be careful putting it directly over a fire because it is combustible and burns well. It’s better to heat it slow rather than worrying about it igniting. You can add a little bit of charcoal from the fire to the pitch to harden it as well. the more charcoal you add the harder and more brittle the pitch will be, so be aware. After I heated it and mixed the charcoal in I rolled a stick into it making an easily accessible pine pitch "match" then when I needed it I could melt it and use it like a natural glue. you can use other trees here as well I suggest learning whatever native trees you have that you can make a glue from. 
After we attached the arrowheads we then found a few feathers to use from some wild turkeys and tied them on, and wound them with string to keep them attached. Careful when wrapping them to make sure the feathers vane wont puncture your hand when you fire it as an arrow. 
After that I took a hot stick from the fire to burn the arrows down to a better size for firing as an arrow and make them more uniform. 
I cut a notch with the saw we made in previous videos for nocking the arrows to string, make sure the string can sit inside the nock or the arrow won’t fire properly and you will misfire. 
The arrows performed very well there were a couple I had to adjust and straiten a little further however they were lethal and functional. 

Fire Starter Card

Fire Starter card- For this video we used our Fire Starter card. Basically, a wallet magnifying glass and use it to focus the sun’s rays. My fire was made about 5-5:30pm just before sunset. The closer the sun is to rising or setting the more difficult it is to get your fire started as the sun’s rays are not as intense. Optimum time to use a magnifier for a fire is around noon when the sun is at its peak, you can start a fire in just a few seconds at that time. 

 Cordage Card 

Grim Workshop’s cordage card solves a huge problem most people will encounter in any survival situation. With just one two-liter bottle and about 20 seconds we can create about 50 feet of high strength cord. This video is just a short instruction showing viewers how the tool works, videos will follow regarding some uses we have for the cord itself. Let’s just say it’s a very versatile material that were excited about showing some unusual uses for.