View Full Version : Alternative uses for The Heretic

04-30-2018, 07:54 PM
Greetings from Pulau Sibu, Johor, Malaysia,

My buddy and I had our morning diving plans messed up due to a downed compressor at the dive shop... so, we sat around and cracked coconuts, drank the milk, and ate the meat. The best tool I had with me for doing this was.... The Heretic. And it actually worked really well!!

1) De-husk the coconut.

2) Use the tip of The Heretic to carve a hole where the blossom grew; use a stick or straw to punch through the meat.

3) Drink up me hearties, yo ho!

4) Use a rhythmic beat around the circumference of the coconut to crack the shell (kind of puts a new spin on cracking coconuts with this thing).

5) Scrape out the meat.

6) Enjoy!!!

I have carried my Heretic all over the US, SE Asia, and Germany and found many uses for it. Thanks, Gabe, for this great tool!!


Brent Yamamoto
04-30-2018, 08:04 PM

John W in SC
05-01-2018, 07:56 AM
In the photos in this thread the large ring is solid, as it is in the photos at https://suarezinternational.com/suarez-internationals-the-heretic/. In the video at that page there is a gap in the ring so that it will hang in a pocket or someplace similar. Do they now come with the gap, or is this a user mod?


John W in SC

Gabriel Suarez
05-01-2018, 07:58 AM
We had considered calling it THE COCONUT CRACKER...but reconsidered the marketing implications.

Gabriel Suarez
05-01-2018, 07:59 AM
The gap is optional. Some want it...some don't. If you want a gap, I think the crew can cut one before shipping.

Gunstore Commando
05-01-2018, 08:10 AM
Would it be practical to have SI cut an oxygen bottle wrench slot into one of these? That would actually let me replace two or three things I lug around with me with a single tool.

Yes, I do understand that "practical" is not a synonym for "free". :laughing:

Ted Demosthenes
05-01-2018, 12:41 PM
Love seeing creative people put their “opportunity time” to good use!!

A new customer target population; everyone between ~ 33 N and 33 S