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    The Fox 40 is louder but I just got a couple of Fox 40 Micro whistles. Small enough to EDC on the key chain but still pretty loud.

    It is kind of like swatting flies with a sledge hammer with regards to "meetings etiquette," but I have threatened to use one during a meeting to bring attention back to the matter at hand, and usually once is enough -- word gets around and for the next few meetings or training sessions all I have to do is reach for my key chain and all is calm again.
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    Arrow Turn of the century whistle.

    I'd love to get my hands on a vintage (or even replica) police whistle from England.... around the turn of the last century.

    Can't compete with a Fox 40, but should be quite loud, and I love the look.

    Anyone possibly have an idea where I could find one?
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    Default Re: Who Carries a Whistle EDC??

    yep i carry one
    i carry a SS one that i got for about $2 in noumea when i was on holidays
    i also have a similar aluminium one that i bought in a local store, but i dont carry it since i got the SS one

    it lives on my "gadgetring" kinda like a keyring, but for gadgets
    contains my whistle, SAK, Fenix P1CE, screwdriver key thingys
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    Blaze orange Fox 40....easier to find in the dark.

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    I keep a Storm Whistle in my Maxbag.

    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    I'd love to get my hands on a vintage (or even replica) police whistle from England....Anyone possibly have an idea where I could find one?
    http://garrettwade.com has exactly what you're looking for.

    A product search for "whistle" will take you right to it.

    The brass Metropolitan Police Whistle is currently on sale for 13.95



    They also sell some excellent Froe knives!


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    I've gota cheapie aluminum one in the wallet. I've also got a Fox40 on a lanyard attached to my driver's seatbelt in my truck. I've been looking for a small diameter Ti one like the one in HoopleHead's picture to add to my neck chain carry. But no luck so far. Although I did find that I can use the bottom of my neck chain cash capsule as a fairly effective whistle by blowing across the open end.

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    I've got an Atwood (stainless with 'straight knurl') clipped to my MaxP Jumbo EDC bag and a Storm in a pocket of my BOB (in the trunk of my car).

    I'm covered
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    Default Re: Turn of the century whistle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Bodine View Post
    I keep a Storm Whistle in my Maxbag.



    http://garrettwade.com has exactly what you're looking for.

    A product search for "whistle" will take you right to it.

    The brass Metropolitan Police Whistle is currently on sale for 13.95



    They also sell some excellent Froe knives!


    I found one at a local pawn shop that sales police/security gear for $7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    I'd love to get my hands on a vintage (or even replica) police whistle from England.... around the turn of the last century.....
    I got mine from The Music House:
    http://www.musichouseshop.com/store/Whistles.htm

    but if you use Google's product search for:
    Acme Metropolitan police whistle
    I'm sure you'll find many suppliers. (Even more in the UK.)

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    Thanks for the links guys. Those are sweet!
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    Monocrom

    Send me a PM with your adress I have an extra British police whistle I'll mail you. I bought 5 along time ago on eBay. I carry a Fox 40 Micro Marine
    on my keys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by depusm12 View Post
    Monocrom

    Send me a PM with your adress I have an extra British police whistle I'll mail you. I bought 5 along time ago on eBay. I carry a Fox 40 Micro Marine
    on my keys.
    Wow!

    Very generous of you. Thank You.

    PM sent.
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    I got a sweet gift in the mail yesterday.

    Much thanks to depusm12.
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    Default Titanium Whistle gems looking for new homes!

    Hi everyone,

    was looking for a very long time, couldn't find what I wanted, made it myself.

    Tubular, 40 mm x 7.5 mm, reed and body made from one piece so the reed can't ever fall out, end plug fitted with press fit, key ring hole goes through end plug and body, satin matte blasted finish, titanium is the only material used throughout.

    Made in New Zealand by skilled people who get paid a fair salary as well. Why? Because I want it that way.

    This whistle is neither designed nor manufactured to price, and I don't expect nor have the desire to satisfy the average customer or sell thousands of them. The only thing this whistle had in its design brief was to achieve the maximum possible quality in every aspect. I think it is safe to say that it is one of the finest whistles around.

    Photos are of very early aluminium prototype to give you an idea only; final product is of a totally different quality level, of course. I've used up all the titanium protos for machining experiments, so no photos currently.

    The first batch will be finished in early February. Early Bird pricing (85 USD) and special lottery if you order by 12th January. Normal pricing (95 USD) if you order and pay by 6th of February. Two whistles = free shipping. Three or more = 10% discount.

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    Feelers/or sales are not allowed here, my guess this should be posted in customs B/S/T section or in the non lights section on the market place
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    I carry at Atwood whistle on my vehicle keys.
    "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."

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    I carry an Atwood whistle only when I'm camping or in a remote area.

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    I have a Blazing Orange Fox 40 Micro Whistle on my keychain.

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    I'm never too far from a AMS (Doug Ritter) Pocket Survival Pak. I've got about six of the things. Car, backpack, house, ditch kit, rucksack, water bottle pouch etc. They've got plastic whistles in them.

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    I keep a sliver of old coke can in my wallet. roll it up, squeeze the sides and blow. it is pealess and LOOUD
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    Some of my whistles:


    same whistles from another angle:


    The one that I EDC is the Acme Slimline Tornado (#636).

    It is loud, shrill and seems to have trilling quality (probably due to interference of the three frequencies) which makes it very noticeable - which is what a whistle is supposed to do.

    It may not be the loudest rated - but it sounds to my ears as loud as the claimed world's loudest rated Acme Tornado 2000 ("world’s most powerful whistle at 122 decibels. 4350 hz hi and special 3650 hz lo creates long wave lengths to travel further").

    The Storm is very loud but with a deeper tone - but it is huge!

    The Tornado 2000, Fox 40 and Mini have flanges imitating the shape/chamber of a pea whistle - they could be filed/sawed to a more slimline profile.

    The Seron and Kiefer are (traditional) pea whistles which have the advantage of trilling/variable tone that get attention but pealess whistles can be made slimmer and if the tones are chosen right can have a trilling effect - which I feel the Slimline Tornado does.

    You can listen to Acme whistles on their website:

    Listen to Acme #636 Slimline Tornado

    Listen to Acme T2000

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    I carry one whistle in my watch pocket and a second on my key ring. I don't use them often, although I recall using a whistle to get my wife's attention when we became separated while exploring and we lost sight of each other
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    I carry on my keychain one of Peter Atwood's titanium whistles.
    "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKC View Post
    I carry on my keychain one of Peter Atwood's titanium whistles.
    I have a Ti whistle as well. But mine is a generic one I got at Unique Titanium. Don't carry it everyday though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberspyder View Post
    Blaze orange Fox 40....easier to find in the dark.
    They also make a glow in the dark version of the Fox 40. If you pocket carry it often it does tend to get dirty.

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    Today, I used the flat, plastic ACR WW-3 whistle I EDC to get the attention of a neighbor's horse. It had escaped from the corral and was galloping wildly around my back field, spooked by a pair of barking dogs.

    I tried whistling with my lips, but the horse was about 300 feet away and didn't hear me, so I used the ACR whistle. That got the horse's attention and it stopped to resume grazing peacefully.
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    ~

    You just can't get anything much louder ..........

    Than and old style Chrome Police pea whistle ..........

    The type they use to direct traffic with .

    I have that and the modern yellow plastic ones pictured in UnknownVT's post 51 .

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    Does anyone know if there's a vast difference in size to the standard Metropolitan Police Whistle vs. the "Ladies mini version" of the Metro that ACME offers?

    http://www.acmewhistles.co.uk/xcart/home.php?cat=7

    I'm wanting to keychain one.

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    purchased a JetScream whistle in orange ( &I $50 of other stuff) earlier today, I wonder how it compares to a fox 40 or the storm safety whistle.
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    For 7 years I carried around THE blazing orange fox40 and it had been plenty useful when needed.

    I got a Kifaru Xray for sometime and realise that the clip buckle for the sternum strap has got a built in tiny whistle. Although not as loud its pretty noticeable.
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