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SAR Eclipse Signal System

The SAR Eclipse Signal System/boot model
Those who read through my personal PSK write up may remember complaints about finding a signal mirror that was compact enough to fit into tight spaces--a crammed survival tin, wallet or similar. The SAR Eclipse Signal System is exactly that--and it's well made, functional and pretty cool, too.

The SAR Eclipse comes in several different flavors, and I opted for the boot model, the most compact. It is two pieces, riveted together - the top, protective piece with a SOLAS dot for night time visibility, and the mirror underneath. The top piece has a lip bent into the top edge, which works as a clip for holding the Eclipse in place inside a wallet, on some spare webbing, or even as a money clip.

The overall package is roughly dog tag in size and the weight is negligible; it could certainly be worn as a necklace.

As a signal mirror, it works quite well and quite intuitively. If you've ever annoyed someone by reflecting light off of a watch face, you can figure out the Eclipse. Light reflection is very good, and used properly, should be visible from long distances. Aside from signalling, a small mirror is a handy thing to have for other purposes, too.

Thumbs up for this one--I will probably be ordering another few in the near future.

Available from SAR Global Tool >


  1. Looks cool! Pricey for a small mirror but I spose if its durable it'll last forever. I've been looking for something like this--I might have to check this one out.

  2. Saved a guy south of the border (boloreport.com), use as a signal device day or night and there is a version with a titanium blade. I use mine as money clip.

  3. Something simple that as a beginner I wouldn't even know where to begin trying to find something like his that I can trust, I believe that I can trust your opinion and perhaps I'll add one of these to my EDC

  4. Thanks for the write-up, simple and to the point, just like the SESS. I understand folks may have a hard time with the price, but hey have you tried running a small custom manufacturing business lately. This device has been the single most important thing I build here at SAR Global Tool, each device goes out the door with the potential to save a life. The satisfaction that it has played a role in doing just that is pure drive for me

    Thanks Again
    Spencer Alan Reiter owner SAR Global Tool

  5. I just got one and I love it! One suggestion though: take a few minutes and some mother's aluminum/mag polish and shine up the mirror surface. Makes a big improvement in reflectivity.