Archive for May, 2013

Firefighters Put COAST’s RX322 Blade-Assist Knife to Work

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

COAST's RX322 Blade-Assist KnifeRecently, Model City Firefighter Andrew Catron and the High Point Fire Department crew reviewed one of our elite blade-assist knives, the RX322. Designed by the renowned Ron Lake, this knife is part of our Rapid Response line featuring unique technology that makes the blade simple to open with one hand.

The patented roller-bearing mount on the blade, paired with a spring leaf between the handle liners, makes the RX322 the fastest, smoothest and safest of blade-assist knives on the market for people who are either right- or left-handed. The knife’s Max-Lock and Liner-Lock technologies keep the RX322’s blade securely in place to prevent accidental engages and disengages. The stainless steel frame, fiberglass-filled nylon handle and the following specifications give the knife dependable durability that emergency workers trust. (more…)

How to Keep Belongings Safe in Your Car

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013


Vandalism is a scourge of society that can strike at any time. As passionate as we are about high-quality tools and lights, we’d be crestfallen if that incredible new LED flashlight or rugged multi-tool was stolen out of our vehicles. To protect these and other precious items from being snatched out of your car or truck, follow the tips we’ve gathered below.


Product Comparison: DX330 Knife vs. Rapid Response 3.90

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

DX330 Knife vs. Rapid Response 3.90

To the untrained eye, today’s product comparison may seem silly. Both of our featured products, the DX330 knife and the Rapid Response 3.90 knife, feature smooth blade-assist opening technology, and both are constructed with high-quality stainless steel and handle materials. However, for those who rely on knives in their work, or while hunting, the details about each knife, as outlined below, really do matter. For instance, rescue personnel who are constantly in motion while on the job will appreciate the DX330’s deep-carry pocket clip, which will keep the blade securely in one’s pocket. Read on to discover the differences between these two knives. (more…)

LED Lighting News: A Look at the Veterans Lighting Initiative

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

A Wave

For those of us in the LED industry, the transition from incandescent lighting to more energy-efficient bulbs seems to be plodding along at a turtle’s pace. As of January 2012, just 6 percent of lights in the United States have been converted to LED lights. Fortunately, a veteran-friendly initiative is working to change all that – while benefiting America’s veterans in the process.


Get Ready to be Prepared: Free eBooks by COAST

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

COAST Products eBooksIf you’re like us, you prefer to be prepared whenever possible. Understanding the jargon surrounding a particular product, for instance, allows you to make more informed consumer choices; when you know how power tools are rated, you can more easily select the best model for your needs and price point. With such educated shoppers in mind, we’ve created two highly informative eBooks that will bring you up to speed on the ins and outs of the products we’re passionate about – namely LED flashlights, multi-tools and tactical knives.

The first title in our library of eBooks is A Flashaholic’s Guide to LED Flashlights. This is the perfect quick read for understanding the ANSI FL1 LED flashlight rating standards. You’ll learn how many lumens you actually need according to your intended use of the torch. Run time, light output, impact resistance and other features are illuminated in our guide. You’ll also gain insight into what makes a truly long-lasting, durable, high-quality LED flashlight.