Knife needed for EMS work.

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I need a new knife! Or a small tool that I can comfortably carry in my pocket and can do a few things for me at work. Specifically I need one with a good strong, sharp blade, preferably serrated that holds a good edge. Now this is the hard part, I also need one with an oxygen wrench or a few tools, one of which could function as an oxygen wrench. I work as an EMT and just had a bad experience with no oxy available and nothing to open up a new bottle with. Any ideas?
 
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Could you post a picture of an oxygen wrench? I don't know what it is exactly and I'm sure we can come up with some better solutions if we know more about what your looking for.
 
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Benchmade Rescue Hook, O2 wrench built in. Pic for newgraham:

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Well you might look at the Spyderco Rescue for a knife. Any multi-tool will open a o2 bottle.Most paramedics I work with have a little o2 wrench hanging off their belt,but a multi-tool will do the job plus much more.
 
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Well, I happen to have Spyderco's D'Larra, assist, and Blue 93mm knives infront of me right now, due to the great passaround, and I am going to do somewhing that I have never done before. I am going to reccomend a spyderco.

If I were a EMS worker, I think that the Blue 93mm would be a fine knife to carry. It's 3/4 serrated, sharp, thin, light, and seems like a more inexpensive knife that can do the job.

I also have a rescue hook and would reccomend that if you need to "add a zipper" to anything, aka clothes, seatbelts, whatever. That thing will "zip" through whatever you need to open.







Wow, I recomended a spyderco, what's next for me?
 
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well plumber, i would suggest next: a dictionarry. recommend has only one c and happen has one a and two p's. ha, ha. just kiddding.

i can highly recommend a spydie rescue. i'm in the rescue biz, try to stay out of patient care, but i can say without hesitation that i have no doubts that my rescue (actually have several stashed about) will do what i need it to. i would say go for the big one. i like the orange handle because it is fully serrated and more visible if dropped. they cut wonderfully, are fairly strong and simple, and do not cost a lot, which is a major plus because it will probably get beaten up a bit. my first i bought in '98 and have still not had to sharpen it.

i also have a rescue hook, but honestly, have never had an opportunity to use it. the rescue always gets pulled for cutting. i would suggest the hard sheath over the cloth one.

hope this helps and keep up the good work.

k
 
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The BM Rescue Hook is pretty nice, except I preferred to carry a more pointy knife along with it, as did alot of folks I worked with. Delicas, Enduras, Pro- Grip, Police, MT Socom are a few that immediately spring to mind.

Before the Rescue Hook I had excellent luck with a Leatherman Wave. Granted, the pliers aren't ideal for O2, but they get the job done in a pinch. (the serrated sheepsfoot blade an obvious choice for seatbelts and thick gnarly clothing) it also did a million other things quite well too, like helping to change bulbs in a tail light, etc.

Another one that grew on me was the Emerson P-SARK. Before anyone grabs thier chest and starts screaming "BUT P IS FOR POINTY!" That's sorta true, but it's not very pointy, and you'd have to SERIOUSLY F--- up to stick a patient with it. my P-Sark was blunt enough for extrication, sharp enough to chip ice at sporting events and stations, and took a simple, easy to maintain razor sharp edge (especially after raising the grind about five degrees)

those are just a few of my own favorites. Good luck to ya'!
 
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Well, in my defense...my mind is a bit faster than my sub-average typing skills. plus, I was in a rush to get to work. If you would notice, I did have 2 a's in happen...

That was my first spyderco recomendation, and I if were in an Emergency medical field, it would probably be the only spyderco I would own.

Enjoy my reccomendation while it lasts.
 
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Esav Benyamin said:
You're growing up! :D


I know I'm growing, I always keep an open mind. I had a spyderco when i was younger and messed it up just playing in my woods. Since then I have not had a positive view of their knives. I still would take a BM or an Emerson over many of their knives, but the rescue knives in front of me seem to be great knives for their purpose.

So, I expland my horizons, and grow.

ONWARD AND UPWARD! :D
 
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I TOLD YOU THAT THING WAS AWESOME!
I loved that rescue too, the passaround almost got me to buy A SPYDERCO!!!

Shhhhhh, my expensive, cutting-edge technology, AXIS BM520 is gonna get a complex!
 

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shanshui75 said:
well plumber, i would suggest next: a dictionarry. recommend has only one c and happen has one a and two p's. ha, ha. just kiddding.
k
And dictionary has only one "r":D

For EMS, look at an MT LUDT, Spyderco ATR, Strider SNG, Buck-Mayo TNT, or a Socom Elite.

All of the already mentioned knives work also, it's what you find comfortable
 
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I'd vote a Spydie Rescue, or any other high-quality knife with a dulled tip so as not to have much of a chance of stabbing anybody who doesn't need to be stabbed. Then either the BM hook or a good multi. .
 
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