Gerber Crisis Hook Knife - Tan 499

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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 responder's 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. Get around hurdles with ease, when theres no time to monkey around with a seat belt twisted or hung up by a vehicle thats 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 tools 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. Gerbers 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.

Features:

Specifications:

  • 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 USA
  • Blade Length: 2.9"
  • Overall Length: 8.1"
  • Weight: 3.0 oz.
Brand: Gerber
Catalog Number: 576761
Specifications
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 2.9
Blade Material Stainless Steel (420HC)
Handle Color Brown/Tan
Handle Material Stainless Steel (420)
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 3.0
Point Gut Hook
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Plastic
Total Length 8.1

In 1939 Joseph Gerber hired a local knife maker to build 25 sets of kitchen cutlery to be given as Christmas gifts. The knives were so popular that Joseph Gerber left his advertising agency to start Gerber Legendary Blades®. The unique style and high quality manufacturing of Gerber cutlery soon developed wide spread acclaim. In fact, Gerber Legendary Blades are the only cutlery on display in New York�?s famous Museum of Modern Art.

From very early on, Gerber collaborated with top knife designers, setting a standard of quality for everyone else to follow. Renowned designers such as Al Mar, Bob Loveless, Paul Poehlmann, "Blackie" Collins, William Harsey Jr. and Ernest Emerson have all designed knives for Gerber. In 2002 this tradition continued as Gerber released the Silver Trident�?, designed by Chief James "Patches" Watson (U.S.N. Ret.) and Bill Harsey Jr.

Today, Gerber continues to design and manufacture unique, high quality outdoor recreation products. In 2003 we are proud to introduce the next generation of multi-tools: the Recoil�? Auto-Plier. By constantly utilizing new technology and innovative design to develop new products, Gerber continues to be an industry leader.


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