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The Right Knife to Save A Life: Best Tactical Rescue Folders of 2020

It always pays to have the right tool for the job, and when seconds count, one of these knives could mean the difference between life and death. Check out the best rescue knives here:

With premium steel and strong blade designs, you can put them to use as an EDC too! Be ready for anything with this collection of the best tactical/rescue folders you can get your hands on right now.

Featured Knives
Spyderco Rescue:
Gerber Hinderer CLS:
Benchmade Triage:
Buck/TOPS Knives CSAR-T:
Ontario XM-1S:
SOG Trident AT:
CRKT M16-14ZLEK Rescue:
Emerson Knives SARK:
Fox Knives 599RS Karambit:
Leatherman Skeletool RX:
Victorinox Swiss Army RescueTool:

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26 replies on “The Right Knife to Save A Life: Best Tactical Rescue Folders of 2020”

Don't buy the tops/buck CSAR… This knife was one of my worst knife purchases… The pocket clip chews your pocket up, it weighs about 8oz, the lock sticks really bad and hurts your thumb to disengage.

As a left handed person I have found that liner locks are as ambidextrous as any other type of lock except an axis lock. I have no problem opening one left or right handed.

I have a spyderco clipit rescue orange from the early 90s I absolutely hate it anyone wanna trade it's in good condition

Hello David, as always, this was another great review. I like the
CRKT with a Tanto blade, great price point. All the best to you my friend, stay healthy. ๐Ÿค—

I was a cop for 32 years, responded to 1000โ€™s of car wrecks and never once had to cut a seatbelt to extricate a car occupant. My EDC is a fine edge folder – NO serrations/sawtooth for me.

Knives really don't have that many niches. Rescue knives aren't one of them. This is just a ridiculous market gimmick .

As far as I know, the Spyderco rescue3 has a glass breaker tip at the bottom of its handle. It is hidden in the handle and comes out if you squeeze the blade while it is folded. This review would have been greater if this feature would be shown.

Fox 599 and some models have glass breaker tip at the top of their handles. You will have to reverse your grip to use the main blade after using the tip. Positioning breaker tip at the bottom like benchmade Triage would be easier and faster to use.

One more thing. I see some knives with just normal stainless steel glass breaker tips. If the tip would not be made with carbide, the chance is that the tool will probably let you down on an emergency situation. It would be great if you would tell us the tip material for each model.

Always thank you for your nice videos.


David, the Bob Ross of Knifes? lol yes
Always so relaxing to hear from ya KnifeCenter!! much love from Poland!

Bench made doesnโ€™t support the second amendment, so theyโ€™re out of the question

I have the benchmade rescue knife that i keep in my back left pocket. Going to add the leatherman raptor rescue shears to the mix soon.

Iโ€™ll freely admit Iโ€™m a Benchmade fanboy but damn Spyderco anything is ugly as sin to me.

As someone who was in Rural and urban ALS EMS for 16 years and the fire service for 10, I carried many knives from a Spyderco, Benchmade, CKRT, and Cold Steel. Of all the time I was working do you know how many times I cut a seat belt or clothes or cut debris with my knife? Once. Every other time, I used my EMS shears. I did break a window once with a spring loaded punch, then my partner just opened the door by the handle. Bottom line, think practically. I will say that knife with the oxygen wrench was pretty clever, only because it had an oxygen wrench on it- the rest was junk. I always carried a metal wrench but I also filed one into the jaws of my shears.

Hello, hey D.C.A., why do feel the need to explain so many ways to "use a knife", as that's the decision of the owner!! Your ad-lib makes watching these a challenge as being so long! Shorter is better since skillsets aren't required, or necessarily would be your likes/dislikes "in length". Sincerely, Randy.

How about a Kershaw Barricade for a budget. I have one in the center console of my truck.

another bs company. same as optic planet. took forever to receive a cheap common swiss army knife. horrible customer service. sorry i call bs when i see it. step up and fix things up. meanwhile i am taking my business somehwere else

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