The Benchmade 8 Hook Rescue Tool / Strap Cutter has a larger Handle area that offers a safe deployment design for a heavy gloved grip. It has a 440C stainless steel (58-60HRC) blade that will slice through seat belts, netting and clothing with ease. Its design offers a one handed grip that lets the user securely hold the cutter even under wet or slippery conditions. The Benchmade 8 Hook Rescue Tool / Strap Cutter comes with a black nylon pouch that holds the cutter and offers quick access to the tool.
This high quality webbing knife is designed and built to be useful in an emergency. Anyone working as emergency rescue personnel would do well to have one of these on their belt or rescue bag. The MOLLE compatible sheath and included MALICE Clip allow the cutter to be placed at almost any location on most vests, bags or chest rigs. This webbing cutter can be used to slice through seat belts or tactical gear. When removing heavy duty gear in an emergency this tool cuts gear and not the person under it.
Troop / Safety - Individual troops use it as a strap cutter to help egress from vehicles after roll-overs, I.E.D.s, etc. They use it to cut seat belts, uniforms, and any other gear that gets hooked up inside a vehicle. Also useful for cargo webbing, shrink wrap, cardboard boxes etc.
Medical - Corpsmen use it to remove clothing, boots, vests and gear from wounded Marines for initial evaluation and immediate treatment of injuries. Also ideal for cutting bandaging, medical tubing, casts, etc.
Airborne - Airborne use it as a cut-away tool during parachute malfunctions or when they have a line-over during a jump.
Military Police - MP's, or anyone who has detainees, use it as a tool to remove flex-cuffs. It provides a safe alternative to using a fixed blade or folding knife, which could cut the detainee or be taken and used as a weapon against the MP.
Blade Length: 0.50"
Blade Thickness: 0.115"
Handle Thickness: 0.114"
Blade Material: 440C Stainless Steel (see below)
Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
Blade Style: Hook Weight: 1.50oz.
Clip: No Clip
Lock Mechanism: Fixed
Overall Length: 6.50"
Class: Black (see below)
Benchmade Design - Made in the USA
440C Stainless Steel - A high-chromium stainless steel with a terrific balance of good hardness and corrosion resistance. 440C takes a nice edge and is fairly easy to resharpen. An excellent value priced steel for its performance.
Class - Black Class products are designed, developed and tested for extreme duty. They are the preferred cutting tools for Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Elite Military Troops around the globe.