The first rule of Spying is, “You don’t talk about Spy Club!”
Ok, seriously though… Every good Spy knows how to exchange messages secretly, and that meeting your contact openly is dangerous!
So how can you pass messages secretly? With one of the two Dead Drop Devices we’ll be reviewing today from Spy-Coins.com
A Dead Drop is simply an agreed upon spot where you or your contact can leave a message for the other without actually meeting in person.
These are typically used in conjunction with a “Signpost,” or a place to leave a signal that the message has been dropped.
Perhaps the most famous use of a Dead Drop is by CIA Mole Aldrich Ames during the late 80s to communicate with his Russian counterparts.
The two Dead Drop Devices we’re reviewing fall into a Covert or Overt category.
Covert Dead Drop
The definition of a Covert Dead Drop would be using a drop that is concealed from the everyday line of sight, and the Dead Drop Spike is a perfect example of this.
Machined from a solid billet of 3/4″ diameter aluminum, measuring 5 3/4″ long. It features a removable, threaded top and has an o-ring seal to keep its contents waterproof.
The exterior is painted with a black abrasive resistant finish, but we wound up marring it a bit when we overtightened it and had to use a vice to open it back up.
The Dead Drop Spike can be pressed into soft ground to later be picked up by your contact, and has a leather strap to help aid in getting it out.
This is definitely not something you want to carry in your pocket, as the tip of the spike is very sharp and could easily serve as an improvised weapon in a pinch.
Overt Dead Drop
What better everyday item to use then a Hollow Spy Bolt? This 5/8″ diameter steel bot has been hollowed out and features a threaded, removable head. It’s approximately 2.5″ long.
The threading, tapering and hollowing of the bolt are very solid and well made just like all the products we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing from Spy-Coins.com
All products from Deru & Sons Mfg. Co. are proudly made in the USA.
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