Gear: Smith & Wesson First Response Rescue Knife


Smith & Wesson First Response Rescue Knife

Smith & Wesson
Category: Turnout & Duty Gear
Subcategory: EMS Gear
Price: $64.99
Average Rating:
(44 Votes)

* 440 stainless steel serrated blade locks into the handle liner * Blade tip can double as a screwdriver * End of handle contains a spring-loaded striker for shattering windshields * Handle constructed from Grilon, a fiberglass material that's used in Europe to make nails * Black Cordura sheath included

Member Reviews

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    FRiley, Fri, 19 Oct 2007 16:09:22 UTC.
    1st review

    I tend to trust Smith & Wesson because of their historically superior line of weaponry and this knife definitely follows suit. I haven't had a chance to try out the striker yet (hopefully I won't have to) but it's such an added bonus to this tool.

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    jbeal82, Sat, 20 Oct 2007 00:33:39 UTC.

    This knife is awesome. Haven't had to use the striker either.

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    gb2950, Sun, 21 Oct 2007 18:04:42 UTC.

    Yep...Daddy likes his tools. Good piece of equipment...

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    safetymike911, Mon, 22 Oct 2007 00:01:51 UTC.

    Excellent tool. Plenty of uses for this tool. Unbeatable Smith and Wesson durability and reliability.

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    emtjad, Sun, 28 Oct 2007 22:24:04 UTC.

    This knife is worthy of the name Smith & Wesson. A product you can trust anytime. I like it.

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    Granthamvfd, Tue, 20 Nov 2007 03:33:01 UTC.

    I use the knife at work i have used the window punch and it will cut a seat belt in seconds

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    fftonya, Tue, 27 Nov 2007 22:04:46 UTC.

    Sweet!! I gotta have one of these. ;-)

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    mcasagrande, Fri, 21 Dec 2007 15:58:23 UTC.

    Great product, I bought one of the frist ones... I broke the blade on an emergency Smith and Wesson Replaced it! I wouldn't be with out it.

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    weaver1436, Sat, 22 Dec 2007 08:14:39 UTC.

    i need this one would come in handy

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    silverwulf, Sun, 30 Dec 2007 20:44:24 UTC.

    A great knife, serves all it's functions well, and truly reliable. I only wish for a non-serrated version. As it is I carry this, and then a Gerber knife for a straight blade, plus the required Multi-tool. Haven't had to use the window-punch in an emergency yet, used it on two practice cars and it worked GREAT.

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    TAZZMEDIC, Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:41:56 UTC.

    good knife works really well cut realy good and having the window punch on it helps to so that you don't have to carry a window punch to does not fall apart easily like most of the knifes i have used.

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    Account Removed, Thu, 28 Feb 2008 16:15:34 UTC.

    Great knife used it in tranning class but not on a call. only thing that I would like is if it was a straight blade in front and serrated by the handle.

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    jotis, Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:45:08 UTC.

    Broke the tip off.

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    rstovall44, Sat, 28 Jun 2008 23:32:31 UTC.

    the best rescue knife I've ever bought. I've had mine for nine years and it's still going strong. The glass breaker is one of the best I've ever used. The extra large thumb stud makes using it with gloves not a problem. I highly recomend this product, I'm actually buying a second one.

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    firemikey201, Fri, 05 Sep 2008 00:03:41 UTC.

    this is a great tool i have used it a few times

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    NDFIRE, Mon, 29 Sep 2008 20:59:13 UTC.

    This product is a durable multi tool that isn't bulky and fits on your belt or in your turnout pocket.The blade is hard to chip or ding in my opinion.

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    irons38, Thu, 25 Dec 2008 18:00:16 UTC.

    I was able to use this product once. It works well busting up glass and cutting a seatbelt. Very lightweight tool to diploy.

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    jbeck308, Sun, 28 Dec 2008 17:23:05 UTC.

    I have owned one for 4 yrs and love it, actually cut myself opening it the first time on the serrated blade.

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    seagrave24, Wed, 31 Dec 2008 18:43:00 UTC.

    smith&wesson always have good tools

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    ALLDOG, Thu, 08 Jan 2009 03:55:15 UTC.

    had mine for four years shes cut everything ive put in front of it. has been used to cut out windshield when tool failed on scene. keep it on my truck belt where its always close.

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    FirefighterSWFA21, Sat, 10 Jan 2009 17:16:58 UTC.

    Excellent knife and tool. This may be my most used tool. It is invaluable at MVAs and as a general utility knife too. Cuts anything like butter.

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    BSFD814, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 21:30:51 UTC.

    i keep one in my bunker pants and one in my personal truck!!

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    firefighter41, Thu, 15 Jan 2009 03:25:58 UTC.

    This is a great product, the striker works great for breaking glass have used it many times.

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    fireman7813, Sat, 17 Jan 2009 09:11:36 UTC.

    great tool to keep in your bunker gear

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    jaredbland, Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:26:52 UTC.

    Very good tool.

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    trmcc27, Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:42:55 UTC.

    I use this knife and it is top notch! Very easy to handle with heavy gloves on! Stays sharp with the serrated edge.

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    FIRE25MAN, Thu, 05 Feb 2009 22:10:38 UTC.

    Great tool

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    Firfight434, Fri, 13 Feb 2009 02:55:31 UTC.

    Great tool come in handy

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    Firefighter_1713, Sat, 14 Feb 2009 05:21:54 UTC.

    This is a great tool to use. For breaking a window glass and for cutting loose a seat belt. It makes easier to get to a patient.

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    vinchensoe, Sun, 15 Feb 2009 07:43:09 UTC.

    its a good product its strong and it is multifunctional

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    pgfireman517, Sun, 08 Mar 2009 17:00:46 UTC.

    i have owned one of these and i love it i was very handy in a pinch

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    adkins374, Wed, 11 Mar 2009 20:35:13 UTC.

    looks and seems like it would be handy

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    corey5curtis, Sun, 05 Apr 2009 03:18:43 UTC.

    nice knife, steel , heavy duty

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    sonofthechief, Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:44:12 UTC.

    Great knife, and stands up to its manufacturer's legacy. Even great idea to get a second one for the fishing and hunting gear.

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    NFD1426, Tue, 05 May 2009 13:50:19 UTC.

    Very good knife.. stays sharp, and the window punch works very well.. Great piece of equipment

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    wmafirebuff, Fri, 22 May 2009 17:33:10 UTC.

    I work at Smith & Wesson and personally own 2 of these knives. Both have been put through the ringers (with the exception of the punch) and both have held their own. A good knife indeed.

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    TekRSQ, Tue, 26 May 2009 04:09:34 UTC.

    I have one of their first generations of this knife on the personal rope bag which is pictured in my profile pictures. Great to seat belts, car seats, hose you name it, if it is textile or similar it works. The blade is sturdy and with the blunt nose, there is limited chance of injury to your victim if cutting a seat belt or their clothing off.
    The spring-loaded striker is an asset.

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    fireguy641, Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:34:15 UTC.

    We have one of these on our Engine. It's not a bad product, but sometimes it can be a bit of a hassle.

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    rosemount32, Mon, 06 Jul 2009 22:24:52 UTC.

    i own one of these and it really has been great< got the job done and holds up to the tough condiotions i put it thru

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    EVOxRacerChic, Sat, 08 Aug 2009 12:03:50 UTC.

    This has helped out tremedously getting PX's that are stuck in their seatbelts.....I carry one with with me in my Emergency roadside kit also!!

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    Account Removed, Fri, 14 Aug 2009 04:52:25 UTC.

    This is a great knife!

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    IronValor, Tue, 30 Mar 2010 20:38:39 UTC.

    I like this product because of the sharpness of the blade. I have used it to cut a leather belt down to size as well as on a seatbelt. I think price has went down alot on this since it first came out.. all and all a great tool

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    sunlight3456, Tue, 26 Jul 2011 01:11:47 UTC.

    i have one of this knife.

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