I have a Spyderco Rescue & Benchmade Rescue 5.

I'm looking for those that have used rescue knives for first aid situation & such, cutting of webbings for extrication.

Any favourite models & brands & why it is GTG for you & some tips.

TIA.

^ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Water is life~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"One who lacks strategic planning and underestimates the enemy will be captured" - Sun Tzu
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Not being a smartass here, but I'm a huge fan of the trauma shears instead of a "Rescue" specific knife. They are cheap and durable. Works better than just about anything out there for extractions. I think that "Rescue" knives have over specialised themselves out of being a useful utility knife.

Ryan Renuart
Aerial Gunner
"That Others May Live"
I have used my MOD CQD Mark I to cut out a few accident victims. I like the EMT Shears idea, but I have no room for them on my duty belt. Plus if its in the car I allways forget its there.



God made man. Col. Sam Colt, and Gaston Glock made them equal!
]Ru1096[

Maybe you can use an EMT holster to hold your other stuff.

I've used the EMT shear but it takes great effort to cut thick webbings.



^ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Water is life~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"One who lacks strategic planning and underestimates the enemy will be captured" - Sun Tzu
ru1096-I am deciding between the Auto MOD CQD Mark 1 and the recurved L.E. version. Can you or anyone else gove me the dish on how you like yours and which you'd think would be better and experiences with either one?

Don't want to hijack the thread, but thought I'd get my question in.
All 250 officers in my agency are issued Emerson P-SARKS and are required to carry them in uniform. Our aviation unit issues Strider DB's to all flight crew members, and they have been found to be the ideal tool for cutting out of an aircraft. Various Striders tend to be popular with the members of our SWAT team. We have had several confirmed saves with the P-SARKS since they were issued. All of our people are also trained to use the knives as a last ditch weapon. It sounds like a no brainer, but most LE agencies crap cookies when you talk about actually training people to use a knife as a lethal weapon.
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Originally posted by Moloch38:
ru1096-I am deciding between the Auto MOD CQD Mark 1 and the recurved L.E. version. Can you or anyone else gove me the dish on how you like yours and which you'd think would be better and experiences with either one?

Don't want to hijack the thread, but thought I'd get my question in.


I love my Mark I. Its an auto w/ the window breaker. The only thing I dont like about it is the price, and the sheath that comes with it could be better. I chose it over the recurve one because, 1. It has the webbing/seat belt cutter built in. 2. The window breaker. 3. Modified spear point blade (good for stabs and slashes) 4. Cool factor (confession) This knife is built like a tank. I have owned it now for about two years now.

God made man. Col. Sam Colt, and Gaston Glock made them equal!
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Originally posted by ibtrdia:
]Ru1096[

Maybe you can use an EMT holster to hold your other stuff.

I've used the EMT shear but it takes great effort to cut thick webbings.

http://www.blackhawkindustries.com/uploads/product_images/50EMT1BK.jpg

^ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Water is life~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"One who lacks strategic planning and underestimates the enemy will be captured" - Sun Tzu



That looks good, but I will have to remove mission essential gear off my Batbelt to accomadate it. I'm sticking with my MOD Mark I CQD.

God made man. Col. Sam Colt, and Gaston Glock made them equal!
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Originally posted by nyeti:
Ontario P.D., Ontario California. I have copies of our policy available to other LE agencies. I have also helped dozens of officers around the country try to implament similar policies.


If you want to send out another copy of that policy, Id sure like a copy. Can you email it? Or do you need a hard address?

God made man. Col. Sam Colt, and Gaston Glock made them equal!
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Originally posted by johnnylaw:
Ru1096-

here's a solution for your real estate problem:

http://www.raineinc.com/uimages/2000126102151.jpg


http://www.raineinc.com/CatItemDetail.asp?Src=C&Cat=Public+Safety+%26+Paramedic+Gear&SrcInfo=1&Item=012R

FRY MUMIA


That looks pretty cool. I could throw it on my tac / range belt. Anyone using these on your department? My MOD CQD Mark I still has the cool factor over this item Wink, plus I can do some real damage with it!

God made man. Col. Sam Colt, and Gaston Glock made them equal!
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Originally posted by nyeti:
If you want a copy of the policy, it needs to be sent by hard copy from my P.D. to another agency. For official requests, e-mail me at

kwyjibo35@aol.com

and I will send you the info.


Thank you for the reply. I will email you from work (Im off a few days). Expect email on friday.

God made man. Col. Sam Colt, and Gaston Glock made them equal!
ru1096-

I've been using the Raine pouch for about a year and it works well, but I think the other one I posted would probably last longer (it's made from cordura... mmmmm)
I know quite a few ESU cops use pouches like these- I'll ask if they have a favorite brand & get back to you.

FRY MUMIA
ru1096- If you had to do it all over, would you go for the L.E. version that is thumbstud opening and sharp on both sides, or with the auto MOD Mark CQD 1? They are the same price and I am having a hard time making up my mind, although I'm not buying until I find a killer price, often not to hard with the MODs and others. Strider doesn't like to budge for some reason though, go figure.
I would have to second Nyeti and Ryan on this one. I have recently done some research with some of our local Firecrews about rescue knives. Their common statement was that a rescue knife should be a knife without any gimmicks just a good utilitarian blade and solid handle. When I asked about cutting seatbelts and clothing, they responded with EMT shears for the clothing and any sturdy knife blade to cut the seatbelt. When I asked for more specifics they said that when they cut a belt they cut it where it meets the door or the floor and not near the patient. They have special tools for seatbelts, but a knife is usually more handy.


Josh
I've got the benchmade rescue hook and find it to be very useful, it's small, can open bottle and crack oxygen tanks and goes through clothes and seatbelts with ease. And I've got trauma shears and i use these for cutting clothes and seatbelts as well. And I've got a bluntnose gerber multilock which does all of the above as well and usually a pocket knife or folder (gerber ridge edc as a money/metrocard clip, a few gi pocketknives and a couple crkt folders) that also can handle the cutting thing... i also carry an o2 wheel (since i lost the rescue hook sheath to our friends at DTT the rescue hook is attached to a keyring that's on there with an elevator key and cuffkey and a few o2 washers, actually fits together nicely. Basically as far as those things go its just a matter of different tools for different uses that can be used as others and redundancy.It sounds like a lot but the only other things i carry on me are my sf 6p a penlight my steth and skel gloves and a pair or two of disp gloves everything else is my crap (oh yeah and my notebook/field guide thingy) like wallet, chapstick nappykins personal keys... add in vehicle keys and radio and its all still pretty minimal.
-bill NREMT-B
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Originally posted by Moloch38:
ru1096- If you had to do it all over, would you go for the L.E. version that is thumbstud opening and sharp on both sides, or with the auto MOD Mark CQD 1? They are the same price and I am having a hard time making up my mind, although I'm not buying until I find a killer price, often not to hard with the MODs and others. Strider doesn't like to budge for some reason though, go figure.


I own the LE auto same as the one pictured in my original post. I am glad I did not recieve the double edge one(I got my MOD as a gift.), because I would cut my leg off while closing it with one hand. Its a great knife no matter what. I've had it going on two years now. My only complaint is the nylon sheath that comes with it. Its not holding up that well. This knife is to large to carry comforably in the front pocket of jeans, plus its too expensive to just trust the pocket clip on your kit.

As to Strider knives, I have never seen one in person, but everyone raves about them. Its your call.

God made man. Col. Sam Colt, and Gaston Glock made them equal!

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