With an innovative design that shields the cutting edge, this tool serves its purpose in emergency situations. The 420HC steel hook knife cuts through anything, the molded rubber grip and finger hole add stability, and a glass breaker wastes no time.
Hanging up side down and held in with a seat belt or some other tough nylon strapping? No worries. Cutting through the webbing will be like using a hot knife on soft butter. Simple as that. And no need to worry about cuts or punctures where you don't want them. The design shields the cutting edge. Protecting delicate surfaces.
This tool is NOT made for First Responders, Medics, etc. There are purpose built tools for those of us that need such a tool and will use it often, so, quit bashing it for not being that.
This tool is made for self rescue/extraction and it excels at that. Simply cut a seat belt and possibly shatter a window. For what it is, it's great. I do wish the clip was a bit wider but it's not a deal breaker. Minus one star for that though.
Shame all these 4 and 5 star reviews on the various color versions are from folks who think it looks cool, ie, never used it, just got it, use it for unintended purpose (MREs and opening beer)...
The case design is awful for first responders and a pain in the butt to attach. Would give it no stars if I could
best seat belt cutter ive used cuts threw pants and boots .
site sucks the thing i would like to get but CREDENTIALS REQUIRED LOL, think that kinda stupid that you put it on stuff like multi tool and knives but not on belt cutter and other crap u just want to get rid of .................
Why is it that this thing has to be drawn with the left hand? It can only go in the sheath one way; with the horn of the handle pointing right (from first-person perspective). This means that no matter where you put it on your Tac-vest it is oriented to be drawn with your left hand (excluding the back of your right shoulder). What the hell? Considering the dire circumstances a soldier would be in which would warrant its use, the last thing he'd want to be doing is fumbling the thing over from hand to hand, which are more than likely gloved exacerbating the issue, to try and cut his bindings. In such a situation dropping your tool could mean your life. You dropped the ball Gerber. This is an easy fix; hop to it.
Just got issued this piece of kit, haven't used this for its real purpose yet (hopefully never), but this works great for small tasks when working with para-cord and gun tape.... it also does a good job at opening beer bottles.
I had the chance to check this out at the supply(won't be issued til later in the month) and While it has excellent Vehicle extraction potential(pray to whatever you hold dear that you don't need it) I can also see that I may need to repurpose it in the fall for a back up gut hook on my deer hunt. Put a Blaze Orange handle on this thing for hunters... You'll make a mint.
I happened to come across this tool via a friend. It is the coolest thing ever. It has been said that all great ideas are simple, and Gerber has exemplified that and added superior engineering and material quality. Way to go, guys!!