Think I Will Get A New Knife

Think I Will Get A New Knife

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    Think I Will Get A New Knife

    I realize that this post is not directly related to a defensive topic but is related to the defensive knife that I carry every day. After reading the story in todays news about a woman that slid off the road , with 5 children in the car, into a pond I am re thinking my knife choice. I am thinking of getting one of the knifes that have the slot in the handle for cutting seat belts. Currently I carry a Kershaw Blur. I tried to envision trying to cut a seatbelt underwater in the dark without injuring the occupant and realized that my current choice might not be the best.
    Anyone else feel the same way and is so what knife are you carrying?
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    I'm not a knife aficionado. However, I did come into the 20th century a few years ago, and put my old Barlow in a drawer and bought a Spyderco Tenacious. It's at the low end of the spectrum of all the cool knives available, but has proven to be an excellent utility knife. I use it for everything; from digging out a jammed chainsaw chain, to cutting carpet, opening envelopes, or slicing deer baloney at my desk. It sharpens up like a razor in minutes.
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    My daily knife is a waved spyderco Endura, which is a great knife.

    If vehicle egress is your primary concern, spend $20 on a seatbelt cutter or rescue hook. I have a hook that I keep attached to the side of my driver's seat, just in case I ever need to get out of the car in a bad situation. Makes it pretty idiot proof, and very hard to cut yourself with.
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    If you want a knife like that, look at Spyderco and Benchmade. They sell some really nice folders that not only have the belt cutter, but also a carbide punch tip on the back end of the scales to shatter automotive glass, and an H-1 blade that doesn't rust, even in salt water. (Nitrogen injected steel)

    or, carry whatever knife you prefer, and get one of these:
    7 Hook/ Safety Cutter Product Detail
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    basic Benchmade safety hook
    Benchmade safety hook with carabineer
    Benchmade safety hook with glass breaker
    Columbia River seatbelt cutter/multitool
    Blackhawk CQD knife with 3.75" blade and glass breaker and seatbelt cutter

    There's quite a few more choices depending on your budget. I think if I was worried about extraction, I'd get a dedicated seatbelt cutter/glass breaker that you could fasten close by, like on your seatbelt near the buckle. I don't know where you carry your daily knife, but it may be hard to reach when you're strapped in. And with a dedicated seatbelt cutter with finger holes and a lanyard, you're less likely to slip, drop it and lose it.
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    About a month ago I added the Camillus "Beast" to my collection, and it has been an EDC knife for me ever since. VG10 steel blade, micarta scales, and a ultra-smooth BUT strong linear lock.
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    As an alternate, or even backup knife, I use a Buck Omni Hunter....2012-06-28 18.09.41.jpg
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    Look at the SOG Trident. I think it might be just what you are looking for. Around $70.

    Mine has served me well over the last year or so, but I haven't had to cut a seatbelt yet. Thank goodness
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    Benchmade 915S Triage Orange Handle - Amazon.com

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    non-stabby point, carbide tip for glass breaking, belt cutter, N680 salt-water proof blade, G10 scales.
    Amazing knife for what you want.
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    It's not a knife but I carry a Resqme to get me out of a vehicle. The top item in my picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daishin View Post
    It's not a knife but I carry a Resqme to get me out of a vehicle. The top item in my picture.
    I have one like that, as do my daughter and her friends that are on our keychains. It's got the seatbelt cutter and a device for breaking the glass in the window if they won't go down and the door won't open.
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    Slightly Off Topic to "Knife" but, it does have a blade. Hardly weighs anything. Pop it right onto any keychain.

    Works every time.

    The best value ever for the money. $10.00 - Ebay.

    I bought them for lots of folks in my family. The RES Q ME

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    Buy one for Wife Girlfriend Brother Sister Mom Dad Son Daughter etc etc. It's just a great item.

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    I'd say that it's not needed. If you have a serrated blade you shouldn't have a problem ever punching through the center and sawing outward regardless of the blades sharpness.

    With that said I carry multiple knives. None if which are serrated but one is strictly for utilities leaving the others razor sharp to take care of unexpected situations.

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    Thanks for all the replies! I have some looking around to do but that Res Q Me looks like a nice stocking stuffer for this Christmas. That way can just keep one in every vehicle. To by fellow Granite Stater I want to remind you of the accident last week where a woman ( with 5 kids ) in Min. drove into a pond. In a dark , cold situation like that I am sure I could cut a seat belt with the Blur but have to wonder if I could do it safely without cutting myself or the occupants. I have to think that something like the Res Q Me would be just the ticket. As an old Boy Scout I just like to be prepared.
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    I have thought of that scenario, and keep an older lockback Camillus in my glove box, a rather cheap "Swiss Army" style knife in my center console, and an old Schrade Old Timer in the back seat for my kids to use if needed to egress the vehicle. They're old enough to do the job and know where it is and why it's there. These are in addition to my Benchmade or Case folder that I'll always have on me.
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