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    Question EMT Knife

    Hello, I am currently going through training in NYC to become an EMT. Unlike most civilians in the city we are allowed knives for duty. Right now I have a Benchmade Greptillian that I have from home, however I am not shore if this is the knife I want to carry for duty. If anyone has any input I would greatly appreciate it. As a side note as a first responder most of the knife laws do not apply to my duty knife.

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    The Spyderco Rescue might be a good option. It has a fully-serrated blade for cutting seatbelts and the like and a full sheepsfoot blade tip.

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    Kershaw Responder:

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    Kershaw Rescue:

    Kershaw Rescue Blur Black 1675BLKST
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    Benchmade 100sh20. i got one for christmas and i love it. it comes with a kydex sheath that has a lash tab clip on the back too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychophipps View Post
    The Spyderco Rescue might be a good option. It has a fully-serrated blade for cutting seatbelts and the like and a full sheepsfoot blade tip.
    +1; carried one of these little gems for a long, long time and never regretted it. Very lightweight, too...
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    39 year medic and I find that the Greptillian with the combination blade meets my needs quite nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakatack View Post
    39 year medic.
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    I'm not sure how you are with losing knives. So far I've found that my nice knives usually somehow find a way to walk off, even if they are clipped in my pocket. If you want more options/accessories, the gerber Hinderer rescue knife or the gerber Combat Life Saver(with pretty much the same features that you will never use for about 10 bucks cheaper) is a good option. I found the Combat Life Saver to be pretty much rock solid. Too bad its another one that ran away from me....
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    Emerson PSRK. Great for Inverted Edged Tactics too but then again most rescue knives are.- George

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercop View Post
    Emerson PSRK. Great for Inverted Edged Tactics too but then again most rescue knives are.- George
    ditto
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    15 year Paramedic here.
    I use the Gerber Hinderer
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    Did you mean the Emerson P-SARK, mercop and aimhigh? I Googled the PSRK and got nothin'.

    *Edit* Probably has to be as it's the only blunt tip knife in his lineup. Not too shabby but I don't see where blowing an extra $80 on the Emerson vs. The Spydie will magically cut stuff better. VG10 is great steel and will serve a paramedic just as well as 154CM. Add the blaze orange handles available on the Spydie if you porkchop and drop the knife in the dark of an early morning Roll and Pin and I see saving the bucks being a potentially smart move for a rescue worker.
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    thank you everyone for your advice. i will look into those knives you mentioned

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    Benchmade has some new rescue hooks out that are relatively inexpensive if you are a first responder and need to leave something in the car in case you forget your main blade. Also SOG flash rescue is a nice blade. But everything mentioned here is good to go too. Go to your local knife store and start handling everything. In the mean time at least you gotta grip.
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    Also keep in mind, as stated above, that a backup blade is a great idea.

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    I used a $20 locking knife from kmart...made by schrade, I think. Really, anything locking and reasonable tough with a serrated blade should do...used more for opening snack packs than actual work...
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