First Look: Outdoor Edge ParaClaw CQD Watch

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posted on June 5, 2018
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With the launch of the Outdoor Edge ParaClaw, survivalists had a unique, new option to carry a discreet utility knife. A patent-pending bracelet buckle doubled as a knife sheath, concealing a short blade. Now, the company expanded its lineup of ParaClaw offerings with the novel ParaClaw CQD Watch, adding another feature to this innovative setup.

Standing for Close Quarters Defense, the CQD Watch is built with a band made from 550 paracord, which is hand-tied can be unraveled in an emergency and employed in a range of useful tasks. Paracord bands can be had in two sizes: medium and large. The medium-size option fits wrists measuring 6.25-7 inches in diameter, while the large fits wrists 7 inches or larger.

Like the company's original survival bracelet, the buckle system doubles as a sheath for a unique 1.5-inch hawksbill blade made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel and versatile enough to be used in a range of utilitarian or self-defense scenarios. The blade is integrated into a nylon guard tied into the paracord bracelet and incorporates grooves and jimping that enable users to anchor the blade into their grip for use. 

The watch itself is built with a Japanese Miyota quarts movement encased in either a zinc-alloy or 316L stainless-steel housing, depending on the consumer's preference. A stainless-steel model is water resistant to a depth of 170 feet and features a titanium PVD coating for added durability. Other features of the model include mineral glass and a Lume-indexed display. The zinc-alloy option is built with a Seiko quartz movement and is water-resistant to a depth of 100 feet. Like the stainless-steel model, this option also includes mineral glass, a titanium PVD coating and a Lume-indexed display.

The suggested retail price on the Outdoor Edge ParaClaw CQD Watch starts at $79.95 for the zinc-alloy encased model, while the stainless-steel option retails at a suggested price of $134.95.

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