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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDave View Post
    i got the knifes and i am impressed!


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    I know how they saying goes, "You get what you pay for" but i tell you, they are really not bad at all for a knife that you afford to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WD6956 View Post
    I see lots of knives on the market touted as "Rescue" knives. I have four simple requirements that make a good rescue knife...

    1. Unpointed tip. As a rescue knife, you have no need to stab anything. So why have a pointed edge that will only end up causing harm to you or a victim when you try to cut a seatbelt or clothing. Look for the rounded over tip or blunt tip.

    2. Serrated edge. Unless you keep your knives incredibly sharp, you need a serrated edge to cut through webbing, robe and thick fabrics.

    3. Folding. Being as firefighters do not wear belts with their bunker pants, sheath knives are worthless. And even if you had a sheath sewn onto your coat, nothing beats a fold up.

    4. CHEAP! Chances are your going to drop your knife many times. At some point you may have to pry with it or cut something that will kill the blade and lastly, chances are at some point, you will lose it. So these $50.00 plus "Rescue" knives that Gerber, Spyderco, CRKT, etc make are a waste. Sure, they look great and if cared for will last a LONG time. But a cheap knife will do everything an expensive one will, just not for as long.

    Other then the pointed tip (which I like to have in case I need to stab into something, ie: a plastic bag) This is what I just ordered. Cheap it was. $0.01 plus $9.99 shipping. Well see how good a quality it is.

    440 Stainless Steel Blade
    Quick and Smooth Spring Assist Operation
    Liner Locking System
    Glass Breaker Stub
    Seat Belt Cutter Slot
    Full Aluminum Handle
    Overall Length 8.25" inches
    Blade Length 3.75" inches
    Closed Length 4.5" inches




    The only thing I am worried about it is in the closed position the sharp edge is still exposed.
    Last edited by Mr. D.; 08-08-2012 at 02:46 PM.

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    Ok, just got the knife. The exposed edge is not sharp, so that's a good thing. the seat belt cutter blade is dinged up. I messaged the seller to see about an exchange.

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