Would a Surge be a better rescue tool than a RS due to its outside opening blades? I don't think that with gloves on it would be kosher ...but just throwing it out there.
I agree, at least for a dedicated rescue worker, but I am thinking for the average person who might want to be prepared. The MAK-1 is a cool tool, and I can see it being handy on a first responder's belt, but it's not the kind of thing I'd usually carry for EDC use.Def
The Benchmade Rescue Hooks are also excellent.. In a tense live or death situation you may not have the dexterity or motor skills to properly open up a blade via nail nick!