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Crisis Hook Knife

The Crisis Hook Knife is made to quickly and safely cut through anything from a seat belt to clothes and even cords, straps, or flex cuffs, making first responders’ work easier. When every elapsed moment counts against survival or safety, this featherweight 3 ounce knife can afford its user the critical additional window. The Crisis Hook Knife is proudly built in Portland, Oregon, USA.

When there’s no time to monkey around with a seat belt twisted or hung up by a vehicle that’s been crashed or exposed to an IED, clothing or field operative gear blocking access to a wound sustained by a casualty, or any sort of situation where boots, thick tape, or heavy cords or straps are preventing immediate medical attention, the operator handling a Crisis Hook Knife can eliminate the difficulty in seconds. Applied against the wounded area of a casualty, this tool’s blunt tip guards the blade, as opposed to a normal fixed-blade or folding knife. The user can tear directly into the fabric inhibiting access without fear of causing additional damage to the person being rescued.

Gerber’s Crisis Hook Knife evolved from the smaller-profile Strap Cutter Knife used to get at life-threatening wounds rapidly and safely. The changes resulted in an elongated, easy-grip knife with a longer blade. The longer handle of the knife, unlike those of its competitors, consists of a rubber over-mold, giving its user a better grip to be utilized in a critical situation. An integrated O2 wrench for open and closure of the valve on an oxygen tank further increases the usefulness of this knife in life-saving situations. Its glass-breaker pommel, which includes a lanyard for tie-down, keeps obstructions from impeding rescuers in their goal of assisting and saving casualties.

The Crisis Hook Knife keeps quiet until the situation demands otherwise. At a touch over 3 ounces, this knife rests in nearly weightless stealth from its malice clip, MOLLE-compatible, on a ballistic vest, backpack, or other MOLLE-equipped structure. Its ballistic molded plastic clip sheath is built with a friction lock for primary retention that prevents the knife from releasing and exposing its carrier to damage by the knife, or contributing to its loss.

2012 MemberTested Color 150px
Item # 30-000608
  • Blade Length: 2.9"
  • Overall Length: 8.1"
  • Weight: 3.0 oz.


  • 420HC Stainless Steel
  • Single Bevel Knife Edge with Blunt Hook
  • Textured Edge Handle
  • Glass Breaker/Lanyard Hole
  • Integrated Oxygen Tank Wrench
  • Friction Lock Sheath
  • Made in the USA


5 Police Officer Rick Runyan - MAR 24, 2015

Please improve the quality of steel to a higher grade and offer the product in all black. Will be the perfect tool if you do this.

3 Medic Tactical - OCT 14, 2014

We purchased these for our entire team and have been finding that they dull really quick. 1-2 uses and it's done. Please advise how to sharpen or offer a sharpening tool. Recommend improving the quality of the steel used. I didn't like the malace clip. I found it doesn't work well in the Molle webing. Sheath is really tight and holds the tool well. Also, agree must be offered in black. Our team had to paint the handle and sheath.

5 paramedic jason3856 - SEP 30, 2014

Highly innovative, you while not be let down by its versitility. I have used it for some time now and primarily use it for rapidly removing clothing from trauma victims. Have not found a material that slows the blade. It cuts through bunker gear, leather boots, heavy layered clothes. Its value in tactical operations is unmatched by any other product, but with that said I wish it would come in tactical black. I have even used while performing mass decon on pt exposed to hazardous materials as compared to old style j hooks it far surpasses them as they constatly jam up where crisis hook just keeps on going and is sharp as when it came out of the box. Thank you gearber for creating a superior product. This is a weekly used tool and I continually find new uses for it. I have to agree with previous post that tactical black and better attachment to a duty belt will absolutely enhance this product. Even with that said this will be one of your most valuable tool in your arsenal. Thanks again gerber fot providing once again a great and innovative product keep up the great work!

5 paramedic agreed with deputy - JAN 10, 2014

please make in black, this tool is amazing. working in a "busy" area I have used it alot and it slices the materials clean thus perserving evidence, great knife, great company, please consider suggestions. thank you for supporting us out on the street.

4 Your Title State LEO - DEC 26, 2013

This is a well made and useful tool. Would be nice to have one in black, but the tan suits me just fine too.


Great tool, window punch still works great after breaking 20 or so windows, blade still sharp after cutting seatbelts, straps, wire, ropes and more.

3 Agreed with Deputy EJD - NOV 2, 2012

Offer this in all black please.

3 Deputy Local LEO - MAR 27, 2012

Please make a crisis hook in black with a sheath suitable to fit a standard duty belt.

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