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Folder with belt cutter

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Redneck Bear, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Redneck Bear

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for an inexpensive flat pocket folder with clip, small-to-medium size - imagine Ontario RAT II - with belt cutter and glass breaker. I really like both the quality and "flatness" of my Rat but I wish it had these two more functions. In the similar price ranger, give or take ...

    Any ideas, please? :)
     
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  2. 425KRS

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    You look at the SOG Trident Mini? Part of the handle has a slot where you could use to cut a belt or cord. Also, take a look at the Benchmade Triage. Really nice knife with both belt cutter and glass breaker, new they run about $150 though.
     
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  3. Hangman
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    Kershaw Funxion EMT
     
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  4. wazu013

    wazu013 EDC Junkie!!!

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    Smith and Wesson Extreme Ops first response rescue knife. Knife center sells them.
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  5. wazu013

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    Or this one also selling at knife center.
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  6. tde

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    Please excuse my ignorance, but I've never understood why one would need a belt cutter on a knife. Isn't that redundant? I can see the reason for a belt cutter if one didn't want to have a knife within easy reach of a child, for example. But if you have a knife, wouldn't you use that to cut the belt?

    I'm not trying to be a wise guy. It's a serious question.
     
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  7. Hangman
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    Imagine cutting an unconscious person free from a seatbelt and they suddenly regain consciousness. With a disoriented person you could easily cause more harm with a blade.
     
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  8. tde

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    That's a reason I can understand.
    Thank you.
     
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  9. Adahn

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    If you're looking for cheaper options that you can just leave in the car or at your keyrings then you could also check out these,

    Sanrenmu WA631 (SAK style), Sanrenmu 9052 and Sanrenmu 7095, Sanrenmu 7056, Sanrenmu ZB4-T21
     
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  10. 9x19

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    Ganzo 735 also has a belt cutter and glass breaker.
     
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  11. Tallboyjim

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    Boker tech-tool 2 if you want a slip joint.
     
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  12. HardToHandle

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    I am using a ~$10 LA Police Gear "rescue knife" that has a decent strap cutter and glass breaker stud. So-so steel for the blade but a decent Chinese knife.
     
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  13. Redneck Bear

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    Sanrenmu ZB4-T21?
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  15. nosuchagency

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    +2 on Benchmade triage.

    other more purpose built options are a lifehammer, or simply attaching a resqme to keyset. I store a hammer in center console and have resqme's attached to a couple EDC bags. personally, I abhor cheap folders that may actually need to be relied upon when things go pear shaped...02
     
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  16. Moshe ben David

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    Benchmade Rescue Hook. I have one in every FAK (house, garage, edc bag, car trunk). No moving parts. I got 'hooked' (sorry!) when I saw videos on the Benchmade Rescue hook on YouTube:

    In the car itself, I have a LifeHammer and a Spyderco Byrd rescue knife in the console.


    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  17. Loadout

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    Another vote for the Benchmade Triage. Also look at the Spyderco Assist - not a hook, but with a glass breaker.
     
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  18. Doc18

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    I'm gonna have to throw in my lot with the triag as well. I personally don't have one but I do know a lot of army medics who do or have and they all swear by them. I personally see nothing wrong with sheers or a rescue hook on my kit and cant ever imagine a situation where id need them and don't have one or both of those options available to me but if your lookin for a knife the triag may be your way to go. Bit pricy though.
     
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  19. Moshe ben David

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    Its interesting that the BM Triage has what appears to be a fold-out rescue hook. If it was anyone other than BM, I'd be concerned about the stresses placed on that pivot point when pulling to cut through say a boot as shown in their videos. Of course we can question how often any of us would actually be doing that! At any rate, that potential stress point for me is a reason to stay with the one piece hook.

    The other reason would be ease of cleaning (autoclaving?) particularly in a 'sloppy' (!!) situation. I know when I showed the video and my hook to a friend who is an ER doc, he considered it an important feature. Again, how often most of us would encounter that?

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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