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Looking for EMT/rescue knife

Discussion in 'Knives' started by irl314, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. irl314

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    I've been looking for a new edc knife, and I like the idea of having a strap cutter and glass breaker built in. Looking around on the internet brings up a lot of options, but they all seem to be cheap, low quality knives. Does anyone have a brand to recommend or comments on the cheap ones I'm seeing?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Hangman
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    Benchmade Triage would be my choice
     
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    Bench made Triage 915 hands down. It's what I use. Other then that Spyderco has a model or two
     
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    Victorinox has one
     
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    I'm not an EMT so my needs are no doubt different. In the car console I keep one of those 'hammers' for breaking glass and a Spyderco Byrd rescue knife (rather large, approx 3.5" +, with SE) for cutting seat belts if the need arises. In the car trunk bag I have a fairly substantial FAK which includes a 7" BM Rescue Hook. Two FAK's in the house each also have BM Rescue Hooks, same size. A smaller FAK I set up for my bag for days when I'm out and about has a smaller cousin of those BM Rescue Hooks.

    I latched onto the BM Rescue Hook family based on this video from BM:

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    Smith & Wesson 1st Response SW911B M.A.G.I.C. Assisted Opening Liner Lock Folding Knife & Rescue Tool

    I loved mine, some don't like it, but I thought the glass breaker was the best I had seen on a knife. I never had a problem with it shattering and going through my corner. I got about 5 years of tough use out of mine before I lost it. We laid a penney down and used the glass breaker on it, it messed it up pretty good. You wouldn't want it going off in your pocket, carry it on your belt.
     
  8. mrdinks

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    Been a full-time Firefighter /EMT for 32 years and have never needed a window punch or seat belt cutter.
    I know that do not answer your question. Just saying.
     
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    I think the Spyderco Assist is one of the few well made versions of this.

    You sure won't ever need it, but someone I used to know was an EMT and he thought it was valuable for his trade.
     
  10. irl314

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    Wow, got a lot more replies than I thought I would, you've been a great help, thank you everyone!
     
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    I have the StatGear rescue knife. It has half serrated blade, rescue hook, glass punch and a little LED light. It's a little thick but overall worth it. I like having all those tools handy.

    http://www.statgeartools.com/t3-tactical/