On the heels of the successful Hinderer Rescue, we bring you the new CLS (Combat Life Saver) model with non-reflective black finish for tactical applications. The multi-functional, award winning design features a combination 440A stainless steel fine and serrated blade with sharpened tip and built-in seat belt cutter, window punch and oxygen tank wrench.
- Overall Length: 8.5"
- Blade Length: 3.5"
- Closed Length: 5.0"
- Lock Mechanism: Liner Lock
- Blade Material: 440A Stainless Steel
- Blade Type: Serrated / Fine
- Opening Style: One-handed opening
- Oversized Thumb Stud
- Safety Hook Cutter For Webbing and Clothing
- Lanyard Hole
- Patented Lock
Had it for 3yrs solid every day use, kept it sharp. Thumb stud finally came loose and went MIA. Hope I can get a replacement part.
I've owned and heavily used this knife for over a year now, and love it. Shatters windows like a champ. Still cuts seatbelts with ease and the knife holds its edge really well. And you can't beat having an O2 wrench on hand when you need it. Having a good knife is essential in the first responder world and this one has it in spades.
I have owned this knife since 2012 and have used this at work and as a daily carry. The black finish wears away so I would buy the similar red model if I had to buy it again. The knife is durable and works perfectly. I would rather rate it 4.5 stars but only because of the finish. However, any knife with any black coat will do this in my experience.
the Gerber hinderer CLS is great but the glass punch in the end of the knife fell out . Can a replacement punch be purchased . also , how do I insert a new punch (glass breaker) without it coming out again.
It's a great knife that I really appreciate. I use it for everything at work. The punch work perfectly
There's only two bad things. The black finish wears off and the stainless steel of the blade is to soft. I always have to sharp it.
It is a great knife but you need to make a left handed model of this knife
Outstanding tool. Solid construction, fits comfortably in hand, reliable and clearly made with quality materials. I would strongly recommend this knife for any first responder.
1) There is no giant GERBER logo on the blade
other that this knife is solid. lockup is super crisp and the blade is razor sharp out of the box. would be nice to have a flipper but the over sized thumb studs allows easy thump flick opening. Love the feel and perfectly balance. my only downside is that the belt clips is very large and kind of juts out.
I bought this knife a few years ago after being cornered at my apartment front door. I wanted something that was low key that I could carry/use in case of an emergency. After much research I came to this one knife because of all the reviews from Military, Fire, Medics and PD. It has never left my side since and come in more handy than I could ever imagine. I've dropped it, gotten it wet, had it covered in oil, paint, and even apple juice. While I don't use it for some of the more serious uses many others here use it for, I wouldn't have anything else. It's very easy for me to open one handed (and I have very small hands) and I can do it quickly and quietly. I also live by a river and have to drive levee roads so the punch and the cutting tool were definite deciding factors. I also own two Paraframe II and a Paraframe I. but this is the one I carry all the time, everywhere. My family makes fun of me and calls it my "machete", but this is the best thing I've ever purchased. Wouldn't trade it and if it ever got lost I'd buy another immediately. Maybe 2.
Currently a full time EMT upon the County Ambulance Service and a Volunteer with local Rescue, I wanted a knife that can take a beating and keep trucking. This is it.
I've came close to doing it all with this knife. From cutting clothes to seat belts, even using the blade as a means of prying a door open. This is one of Gerber's Angels. I knew it's potential the first time I cut a fender well off of an SUV. Sadly lost, I have it back on my wish list and will accept none other for my pocket.
Im a emt and a volunteer fire fighter and just recently received this knife for christmas. This is hands down the best knife I have ever owned. Everything about it from the thumb stud to the glass breaker to the seat belt cutter works very well and is very easily accessible with bunker gear on. Best knife to own in the fire or ems industry.
I bought this blade while on a military base about 2-3 years ago. It is really tough. The blade holds an edge and the knife construction is tough. I carry it every single day and the only wear and tear is the paint on the clip wore off and some paint on the blade. Clip is very sturdy compared to my kershaw, and this knife just feels very solid. Clearly one of the best in my opinion.
When I had to pick one knife to take to a survival school it was this and I wasn't disappointed. I usually carry more than one knife, but this is the one that keeps me alive.
Got this knife about two years ago, carry it daily, finally got to use it in an emergency situation, the glass cutter worked phenomenal, I took out a front windshield of a car within minutes and was able to get to the victim. Quality Knife
good knife have not gotten to break glass but the blade it great and the strap cutter preforms way better then you would think a good buy
I got the for Christmas, it's a good knife, but after busting out 3 windows the window punch is dull and the point is rounded. Also like those who said before, the black on the blade chips off pretty easily. Overall a decent knife for the money.
Love this knife. Haven't got to break glass with it but the belt cutter works great for cutting webbing for our High Angle Rescue Team.
Incredible knife, versatile and effective tool. I wish they would make this particular knife in an auto without the serrated edge. Over all an incredible knife.
Awesome knife. Have used and abused it for 3+ years and has handled every task I have thrown at it. A little large for off duty carry.
Fantastic Knife! Couldnt have asked for more. I was on a tour in Afghanistan and an IED blew the vehicle I was in off the road, lucky I had the knife. I could cut myself and the others out of the restraints, and the window smasher works too, was fast enough that we were out laying down covering fire in no time. Although saying that if it were an auto it would help, but that isn't a major improvement.
Very impressed with this knife; durable, thick blade, seat belt cutter, glass breaker, etc. The blade is curved enough to allow good cutting action, seration when needed. One addition I would make, make it an auto action, this would complete the knife.
Gerber has a great line of products. All my multi-tools, and knives are Gerber. I am sure this will be a great addition to my line of tools, and knives. This knife has all I need when I am on the job. The only issue I have off the bat is the package states this comes with a sheath. This must be a miss print or someone forgot to put mine in because there is no sheath.
I have had this knife for years and I don't think I would buy a different knife. It has taken a lot of abuse over the time and has never let me down. The only reason I have to buy a new one is because of the 3 small screws the hold the clip, ripped out of the threds. Hopefully some one will see this because that's is the only thing I would change.
This is a great knife. I carry it everywhere, on and off duty. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars from me is because I dropped it once and a chunk out of the handle near the O2 key chipped out. Also, the black finish on the blade wears off easily. However, overall, a great tool.
I love this knife. The oxygen tank key is brilliant. The "seat belt cutter" works for all kinds of things. This is an awesome knife.
Excellent knife. Durable, Rugged, and useful. Not to mention it looks badass.