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Pick-of-Life Ice Awls

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Pick-of-Life awls are for self-rescue, allowing you to crawl on top of the ice using the picks as traction. You can also slide them to someone who has fallen through the ice.
  • 4" long plastic handles each have a retractable sheath covering the 1" diameter picks.
  • 5 1/4' cord that attaches the 2 handles has reflective ticking for low-light conditions.

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  • 5 1/4' cord
  • 4" handles
  • 1" picks
  • Auto retracting pick sheaths
  • Reflective ticking in cord

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  • Pick-of-Life Ice Awls


    do these float?
    nonslip surface?
    strength of assembly?
    specific materials?
    you may guess that i make my own
    Asked on 1/13/2015 by ffeingo from lee, massachusetts

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      Thankfully I have never had to use these. Today will be my 1st trip out on the ice this winter and hopefully I won't need them this year either.
      Yes they float
      They have a nice long cord attached so you can string them from inside one sleeve to the other and stick them in your side pockets of your coat.
      diameter is 1". 3.5" circumference. They have a flat spot on opposing sides with raised writing on them that helps give a better grip. there's also a little curved indentation at the top on both sides which I think would be for your thumb to rest in. although it doesn't seem to line up with the flat part for my fingers, but every ones hands are different.
      They are made of hard plastic except for the pick which is metal. I'm guessing stainless steel. They seem to be well made and I believe would do the job they are intended for.
      Hope this helps and good luck.

      Answered on 1/17/2015 by Anonymous


      These do float, at least for a while. i never saw them sink.
      No a knurled finish, but contoured to help with the grip. I had no problems gripping them.
      I have only had the opportunity to use them once, but they held up and appeared to be strong.
      The plastic grips outside of the spike. There is a spring loaded plastic sheath over the spikes that help prevent puncturing your drysuit, or rescue craft.
      Several people in the class did have home made ones. Some worked some did not. Think about how much time it will take to make them and what your time is worth. I would prefer these over a home made setup.
      -Galen Parke

      Answered on 1/13/2015 by Anonymous
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      They do float. The full length of the picks is 5", with the 1" diameter portion you would hold being 4" long. There are indentations on the handles to improve grip. They are well made, the orange barrel is a rigid plastic and the pick is steel. Can definitely be life savers.

      Answered on 1/13/2015 by Clyde from NRS
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Great Ice safety device

By Rowing Ruthie

from New Hampshire

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer


  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use


    Best Uses

    • Ice Fishing
    • Skating On Ice
    • Skating Walking On Ice
    • Walking On Ice

    Comments about Pick-of-Life Ice Awls:

    Bought this for my dad who is always walking across the ice to our island cottage in the winter. He is thrilled to have them, especially knowing someone who fell through the ice and lived to tell his story because of the safety ice picks he was wearing at the time. I am happy to know that my dad is a little safer with these safety ice picks!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Easy to see, use and store - Must have!

    By DGP

    from Milwaukee, WI

    Verified Buyer


    • Size and Weight


    • None

    Best Uses

    • Rescue or Recreation

    Comments about Pick-of-Life Ice Awls:

    Great set of Ice Awls - Must have for any ice fisherman or Police and Fire Department ice rescue team.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Safety is Key

    By Kyle the Firefighter

    from Danbury, NH

    Verified Buyer


    • Durable
    • Safe


      Best Uses

      • Ice water rescue

      Comments about Pick-of-Life Ice Awls:

      I used this product in an ice water rescue class. The product works as described. The only thing I found wrong with them is that they will only work on fully frozen ice or ice that has been covered by water. If the ice is in the process of melting, they won't work as well. Great deal for the money.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The delivery was fast and the product arrived in brand new condition.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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