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What a Rescue Knife should be

us Offline ace19636

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Re: What a Rescue Knife should be
Reply #30 on: April 10, 2015, 05:58:40 AM
As a full time EMT and Volunteer FF my perfect rescue blade would have the following.
-Rounded/blunted serrated blade (handy for cutting rope, belts, heavy clothing)
-Replaceable Carbide glass breaker (Tend to work better then steel glass breakers)
-Strap cutter (Cuts light clothing faster and better then shears or a knife)
-O2 wrench. (As a medic this is always handy, but not needed for a car knife) 
-High traction grip (blood, water, whatever I don't want to slip up on my knife)
-Flow through design (makes cleaning after it gets contaminated easier) 
-Economically priced (so when I break it, and I will it will not break the bank)
Have not found one that meets all my requirements... Yet  :whistle:


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Re: What a Rescue Knife should be
Reply #31 on: April 10, 2015, 09:48:38 AM
As a full time EMT and Volunteer FF my perfect rescue blade would have the following.
-Rounded/blunted serrated blade (handy for cutting rope, belts, heavy clothing)
-Replaceable Carbide glass breaker (Tend to work better then steel glass breakers)
-Strap cutter (Cuts light clothing faster and better then shears or a knife)
-O2 wrench. (As a medic this is always handy, but not needed for a car knife) 
-High traction grip (blood, water, whatever I don't want to slip up on my knife)
-Flow through design (makes cleaning after it gets contaminated easier) 
-Economically priced (so when I break it, and I will it will not break the bank)
Have not found one that meets all my requirements... Yet  :whistle:
Interesting list.

can we see a picture of a O2 wrench?
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Re: What a Rescue Knife should be
Reply #32 on: April 10, 2015, 03:56:59 PM
Here is a picture of the O2 wrench from my LM raptor, it is the hole near the base of the strap cutter.


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Re: What a Rescue Knife should be
Reply #33 on: April 10, 2015, 04:25:31 PM
Here is a picture of the O2 wrench from my LM raptor, it is the hole near the base of the strap cutter. (Image removed from quote.)
Thanks, after I wrote the above I googled it, was easy enough to figure out :salute:
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Re: What a Rescue Knife should be
Reply #34 on: April 10, 2015, 04:29:21 PM
Yeah they are simple tools, hell they could make the one hand hole into one on the rescue knife for all I care I just want one


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Re: What a Rescue Knife should be
Reply #35 on: April 10, 2015, 04:33:55 PM
Yeah they are simple tools, hell they could make the one hand hole into one on the rescue knife for all I care I just want one
They should put it in the scale, don't want to weaken the other tools...
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Re: What a Rescue Knife should be
Reply #36 on: April 10, 2015, 04:36:46 PM
True, as long as the reinforce it, I have seen ones that are just a hole in the G10 of FRN and they wear down fast.


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Re: What a Rescue Knife should be
Reply #37 on: May 13, 2015, 07:47:09 AM
Really an awesome folding knife which has a well neat knife blade.
If I need to pick some good EDC tools.
Then I would take my love leatherman multi tool wave and a flash light. Other are just a waste !!!


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Re: What a Rescue Knife should be
Reply #38 on: September 23, 2016, 05:24:03 PM
The best "rescue knife" is the knife you carry all the time. Cutting seat belts or roof panels with my Spartan or Rajah 2 is easy. To break glass, I would use my SOG multi-tool. Removing clothes from a body with any open blade is dangerous! Emergency shears should be used for this. Strap cutters can snag on seams, causing further damage to the wounded area. 
Agreed sir! With the advent of the little pointy orange window breaker hammer, I wouldn't need to damage a POWERLOCK, ST 300, or a SURGE etc. shears for cloth, and a RAJAH 2 or SRK in Carbon Steel.

SRK= Survival RESCUE knife.

Nuff said.
"As a matter of Survival, all creatures are fair game"


Les Stroud.


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Re: What a Rescue Knife should be
Reply #39 on: September 23, 2016, 05:29:15 PM
As a full time EMT and Volunteer FF my perfect rescue blade would have the following.
-Rounded/blunted serrated blade (handy for cutting rope, belts, heavy clothing)
-Replaceable Carbide glass breaker (Tend to work better then steel glass breakers)
-Strap cutter (Cuts light clothing faster and better then shears or a knife)
-O2 wrench. (As a medic this is always handy, but not needed for a car knife) 
-High traction grip (blood, water, whatever I don't want to slip up on my knife)
-Flow through design (makes cleaning after it gets contaminated easier) 
-Economically priced (so when I break it, and I will it will not break the bank)
Have not found one that meets all my requirements... Yet  :whistle:
Point well made and TAKEN...

If my rubber handled SRK gets HIV ETC contaminated fluids on it....ugggh.

Wash with hand sanitizer, lube knife etc...but I don't trust dem damn buggs no!!
"As a matter of Survival, all creatures are fair game"


Les Stroud.


 

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