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Teknetics Patriot

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $ 399 Freq: 13 kHz Weight: 2.9 lbs Waterproof?: No Current?: Yes

The Teknetics Patriot was introduced in 2017 and is still in production. The Patriot is a 13 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, relic, and gold nugget detecting.

"The Patriot is a multi-purpose high-performance computerized metal detector. It has the high sensitivity and ground balancing control needed for even
the most challenging soil conditions, the discrimination responsiveness needed for serious relic hunting under difficult conditions, and visual target ID considered essential in searching for coins. The Patriot operates at 13 kHz for good sensitivity to gold nuggets and jewelry as well as to coins. The Patriot comes with a 11”DD Elliptical waterproof searchcoil for broad sweep yet narrow target pinpointing."
Source: Owner's Manual

Teknetics Patriot metal detector

Teknetics Patriot control panel

  • 13 kHz frequency – good for coin shooting, relic hunting and gold prospecting
  • Frequency shift for eliminating electrical interference
  • Visual Target-ID by category and 0-99 numerical indication
  • Target-ID confidence bar
  • Continuous ground mineral concentration readout
  • Push-button static pinpoint
  • Speed selection – normal for most conditions, slow for deep coins in non-trashy areas
  • 11-inch waterproof DD searchcoil
  • 40 hours of battery life (4 AA batteries)

Official Teknetics Patriot Product Page

Teknetics Patriot Owner's Manual

First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum


Edited by Steve Herschbach

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Jeff McClendon

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

I recently bought a Teknetics Patriot. I have been interested in this detector since it was released and finally found a deal I could not refuse. I have owned another Teknetics 13kHz detector that had EMI issues in the urban areas I usually hunt in . I was afraid that the Patriot would exhibit some of the same behavior. Fortunately, even on the default settings in Program 1 (discrimination mode) the Patriot was very quiet and needed no adjusting except to turn up the sensitivity!!!!  

So far, I have really enjoyed detecting with the Patriot both for its detecting prowess and for its outstanding ergonomics. It will easily detect accurately past the 5" level in my two to three Fe3O4 bar mineralized dirt and is an absolute joy to swing. It is beautifully balanced and feels like a 2 pound detector not a very nose heavy almost 3 pound detector like some of the Fishers and Teknetics that do not have a battery box under the arm rest. It should be a great relic hunter, a good prospecting detector and has already proven to be a very fine coin and jewelry hunter.

If you are considering buying one of these, read up on recommended settings for the F70/Patriot. Lots of good information on this forum and two others that will really help setting it up for your conditions.

I highly recommend this detector either for a relative newbie, intermediate user, or a very experienced hunter in need of a mid single frequency or backup detector.


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