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Street legal Glass Breakers?
on: September 11, 2012, 10:14:35 PM
I was looking at getting a ResQMe for edc, but was wondering if there were any good, worthwhile alternatives? :)

Obviously it's got to be sturdy and reliable, as well as street legal in the UK, but beyond that I'm open to suggestions please? :)
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 10:21:20 PM
I'd go with the resqme, but other choises are Benchmade Houdini pro or just a spring loaded centre punch maybe. Or even a plain old spark plug ;)


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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 10:25:21 PM
I know the spark plug option works :whistle: :D

I look up the Houdini though :tu:
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012, 10:37:44 PM
There are two versions of it:

PRO:
http://www.benchmade.com/products/30200

and Keychain:
http://www.benchmade.com/products/30100

Are you planing to keychain, bag or car carry it? I have a resqme mounted on my gear shift with a mechanics ring.





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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012, 10:41:24 PM
I prefer the Res-Q-Me to the Houdini as it's a less bulky package.  That having been said, I've never had to extricate myself or anyone else from a wrecked car or plane crash with either so I really can't comment on the effectiveness of either.

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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 03:00:50 AM
Remember that a lot of these designs date from before they started putting tempered glass into the side windows, so I'm not sure how effective they are.

But I also have a hatchet and a fire extinguisher right under the rear window in my little truck, and if I'm wearing more than underwear I have a knife on me, so....
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 07:33:15 AM
The resQme does still appeal more as it'll be carried in a variety of ways :)

Does anyone know if it'll work on tempered glass then ???
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #7 on: September 12, 2012, 12:36:04 PM
After my neighbors go to bed I'll test it and get back to you...

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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012, 06:36:57 PM
Very public spirited of you sir :salute: :D
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #9 on: September 12, 2012, 11:29:53 PM
If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.


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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #10 on: September 13, 2012, 07:25:56 AM
Thanks for the reviews mate :tu:
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012, 11:45:13 PM
Look for the Rescue Tool of Victorinox:
Victorinox - Swiss Army Knife - Rescue Tool
It's perfect but it's not suitable for carrying with you.
Only to have it in your car. ;)


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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #12 on: September 15, 2012, 09:18:24 AM
I think benchmade makes one of those rescue hooks with a carbide glass breaker on the back, not 100% sure it's them but definitely seen it before. Also Boker makes a Ti pry bar with glass breaker.

I have a couple of res-q-mes, while they are fine for keeping in cars or on your car keys, I certainly don't want one on my daily keychain.


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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #13 on: September 15, 2012, 09:42:10 AM
If only I could :gimme:
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #14 on: September 15, 2012, 09:43:04 AM
Are rescue hook's UK legle does anyone know?

Technically they look like fixed blades :-\
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #15 on: September 15, 2012, 10:05:05 AM
 :pok: Check this out too:
http://www.exduct.com/Chinese-Folding-Knives/SRM-Knife-Gifts/ZBT21-SRM-Folding-Knife.html

I have the locking versions of these SRM family members (the Ts' ) and they are pretty solid knives.  :tu:

I am not sure about the blade length legality, but it has a glass breaker, strap cutter, can opener; multitoolish and cheap.
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #16 on: September 15, 2012, 12:51:35 PM
The resQme does still appeal more as it'll be carried in a variety of ways :)

Does anyone know if it'll work on tempered glass then ???

They started using tempered glass on the side windows of cars in the 1950s... so its a pretty safe bet that all modern cars have tempered glass side windows, and laminated glass front windshields.
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #17 on: September 15, 2012, 09:32:46 PM
:pok: Check this out too:
http://www.exduct.com/Chinese-Folding-Knives/SRM-Knife-Gifts/ZBT21-SRM-Folding-Knife.html

I have the locking versions of these SRM family members (the Ts' ) and they are pretty solid knives.  :tu:

I am not sure about the blade length legality, but it has a glass breaker, strap cutter, can opener; multitoolish and cheap.
The link won't let me view it :think:

Might be because I'm on my tablet though :think:
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #18 on: September 15, 2012, 09:34:01 PM
The resQme does still appeal more as it'll be carried in a variety of ways :)

Does anyone know if it'll work on tempered glass then ???

They started using tempered glass on the side windows of cars in the 1950s... so its a pretty safe bet that all modern cars have tempered glass side windows, and laminated glass front windshields.
Ah I see :tu:

Not a car fan so I didn't know that :-[
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #20 on: September 15, 2012, 10:11:00 PM
There certainly cheap :tu:
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #21 on: September 16, 2012, 01:10:21 PM
Are rescue hook's UK legle does anyone know?

Technically they look like fixed blades :-\

It would be very difficult for the Crown to build a case for these being dangerous weapons.





While a case could be made for these being fixed blades, there is really no possible way to injure or threaten folks like this.

"Give me your wallet mate or I'll cut all your clothes off if you sit still for a moment...."

 :facepalm:

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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #22 on: September 16, 2012, 01:25:48 PM
LOL ya you dont hear about bank heists or muggings with rescue tools too often!  :D
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #23 on: September 16, 2012, 05:01:07 PM
Our government is nothing if not stupid :D
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #24 on: September 16, 2012, 06:18:10 PM
I wish stupidity was limited to your government....

At any rate, this would be one of those issues where I would carry it then if I got into trouble for it I'd have a grand old time with the media and then in court....

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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #25 on: September 16, 2012, 08:16:21 PM
Well that's kind of silly.  I mean does a pair of scissors count as a fixed blade?  Or maybe 2 fixed blades? Or a flick knife? 

There is barely more cutting surface on rescue tool than small pen knife anyhow.
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #26 on: September 16, 2012, 08:21:52 PM
Only trouble is there more car carry, than keyring thinking about it :think:
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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #27 on: September 16, 2012, 11:54:47 PM
Keeping it in the car adds more credence to the theory that it's not a weapon....

"Hey mate, give me your wallet or wait a few minutes while I run to my car, then when I get back hold still for a bit while I cut your clothes off...."

I'd probably phrase it exactly that way when brought before a judge too...

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Reply #28 on: September 17, 2012, 07:23:03 AM
Keeping it in the car adds more credence to the theory that it's not a weapon....

"Hey mate, give me your wallet or wait a few minutes while I run to my car, then when I get back hold still for a bit while I cut your clothes off...."

I'd probably phrase it exactly that way when brought before a judge too...

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Re: Street legal Glass Breakers?
Reply #29 on: September 17, 2012, 09:24:27 PM
Well I've got a ResQMe on it's way ::) :D
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