Crisis Hook Knife
What started out as a specialty rescue tool for Military First Responders has becomean everyday essential for all types of soldiers. Made to quickly and safely cut through anything – cords, seat-belts, clothes, straps, flexcuffs,tape – our new design is longer for a greater reach and featuresan integrated oxygen tank wrench and blunt pommel for breaking through glass. Housed in a TAN 499 ballistic molded plastic clipsheath, the Rescue Hook is made to be carried close at hand - on your vest, on your pack or on your belt. *The Crisis Hook Knife tactical version can be found here
- Blade Length: 2.92"
- Overall Length: 8.12"
- Weight: 3.04 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
Nice knife, sharp out of the box and balanced in the hand. The friction lock, however, holds the knife so tightly that it's difficult to draw. Time will tell if it "breaks in" to a point where drawing the blade isn't more of a hassle than its worth.
It turns out that medics have been using the Gerber Strap Cutter for everyday use so Gerber took a look at the design to see if the could improve upon it. While it is a very functional design, it really only does one thing and that’s cut straps. So they created the new Emergency Rescue Hook. It is longer than the Strap Cutter which gives you more reach to get at more difficult straps that might be pinned. It also offers you more torque when cutting. This feature alone allows medics to cut right through rigger belts, pants and all to expose wounds for treatment. Additionally, Gerber added an oxygen bottle wrench. The molded plastic sheath is PALS compatible.