Every folding blade knife and multi-tool enthusiast knows the weakest part of a gadget is typically the area that sees the most use. For instance, a folding knife often breaks at the point where it opens and closes, and the attachments most likely to break off of multi-tools are those that see the most use. Ingenious knife designer Ron Lake took this tendency into account when designing our innovative Rapid Response Knife. Read on to learn about Lake’s unique design features that prevent each Rapid Response Knife from breaking at the assisted-opening mechanism.
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e a month, we compare two of our products side-by-side in a lucid table format. This month, we’re comparing the Rapid Response Knife 3.90 with our LED Pocket Tool Black multi-tool. Both of these products feature a large blade, so at first glance they may seem quite similar. But after a closer look, knife aficionados would probably opt for the Rapid Response Knife (especially because it was designed by legendary blade maker Ron Lake), while DIY types may prefer the LED Pocket Tool. These two tools to vary by weight, material and accessories, as outlined below. (more…)
The holidays are approaching at a dizzying speed! To help our readers find the best gifts for their family and friends, we’re featuring posts on different COAST products. Today, we review the advantages of our Rapid Response knives, along with the top reasons why a Rapid Response knife makes a great gift.
Benefits and Advantages of a Rapid Response Knife
Congratulations to Scott Thompson, a “Hiking Trip Reports” writer and recent Rapid Response 3.00 knife reviewer! Thompson is now a published author and his first book, Young Men Shall See, is one that COAST fans might want to check out, as it’s already received glowing reviews.
The book is based in River Falls, Ga. (the author’s home state) in the 1980s. It follows Gus Ambrose and his friends as they navigate the old habits segregation caused and feel the push of a racially integrated world. As you read about the plights Gus and his friends face, you learn that evil can exist in even the most tranquil towns and cause emotions to run wild.
In the September 2012 issue of Tactical Knives magazine, Steven Dick reviews COAST’s Rapid Response Knives. Dick starts the review by giving a brief history of COAST (the same company that offers a multi-tool for every occasion, as well as the always-handy LED flashlight and LED headlamp) and states, “…it takes something special to impress me, but COAST has managed.”
In the article, Dick discusses the Blade Assist Technology (and Max-Lock blade locking system that knife maker Ron Lake integrated into our line of tactical knives. The reviewer has a bias toward larger every-day carry knives because of his larger hands, but he favored the Rapid Response 3.9-inch blade in his field tests. Incidentally, he found that even the knife with the 3-inch blade comfortably fit his hand. Elements of the 3.9-inch tactical knife that Dick appreciated include the texture of the checkered nylon on the handle; ambidextrous thumb studs; a reversible steel carry clip; and other features that both right- and left-handers will find helpful. In addition to tactical uses, the author suggests using the knife for cleaning fish, gardening, home improvement projects and self-defense.
Before you head out into the great outdoors for your next camping adventure, we’ve got tons of resources to help enrich your trip. From the hottest camping gear to the latest outdoor trends to safety tips and information, our blog is full of ideas and advice for campers. To help you find what you’re looking for, we’ve compiled the following digest, which highlights our most popular posts about summer camping:
Camping Lanterns: Propane vs. LED Battery. This article compares the LED lantern to its traditional propane counterpart in regards to safety, maintenance, efficiency, lifetime costs, energy concerns, brightness and durability.
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s National Fishing and Boating Week is coming up June 2-10, 2012. This national celebration, which occurs annually on the first full week of June, coincides with the free fishing days in most states. This is the perfect time to update your tackle box with must-have fishing gear. (more…)
When you work in the field of emergency services, tactical knives are an essential part of your gear. This spring, the Elk Creek Fire Department got a chance to put our Rapid Response knives to the test. COAST knives are widely known as quality bladed tools that are used by outdoor enthusiasts and professionals (like those in the U.S. Army, FBI, CIA and Navy Seals) alike. Knife maker Ron Lake, who has a deep admiration for First Responders, designed the Rapid Response knives we carry.