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Funny story--when I bought my Fireman locally, the guy at the knife store tried to talk me into buying a Rescue Tool instead. Fireman--used everything on it, regularly. Rescue Tool, the only things I'd use regularly would be the blade, belt cutter (serrated blade), Phillips, and cap lifter/screwdriver. I would likely never (and hope I'd never have to use) the glass breaker and windshield cutter. I would have loved for the Fireman to get the belt cutter from the Rescue Tool, instead of the 108mm gutting blade it had for years until it's discontinuation last year.
I do not get UK knife laws. The law they're covered under is a "Crime Reduction Act", but I have heard several instances of people getting jail time over just having a lock blade knife in their car. Where I live, you're not supposed to carry an automatic knife (except for provisions given for on-duty law enforcement and active duty military personnel), but I know people who do who aren't either. I guess our law enforcement knows they have more important tasks than to hassle people over a pocketknife. To me, having a knife like the the Rescue Tool in a car for emergencies is "valid reason" enough for it to be OK.