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.
|Rapid Response 3.90||LED Pocket Tool Black|
|Blade Length||3.90 inches||3.00 inches|
|Overall Length when Open||8.75 inches||7.12 inches|
|Weight||4.80 ounces||4.60 ounces|
|Blade Material||5cr15Mov stainless steel||3Cr13 stainless steel|
|Handle Material||Fiberglass-filled textured nylon||Stainless steel frame|
|Locking System||Max-Lock™, safety button on handle||Stainless steel liner-lock|
|Blade Opening System||Blade Assist Technology||Easy open blade; pull out with grip cutout in blade|
|Built in LEDs||No||Yes; works on both ends of tool|
|Screwdriver Bits||No||Yes; two sizes of bits with both flat and Phillips head are included in tool’s handle|
|Serrated Edge||No||Yes; one end of the blade is serrated|
The LED Pocket Tool Black is unique among multi-tools in that it features both a sturdy, large blade as well as useful LED lighting. This feature comes in handy in plenty of unexpected circumstances, such as when cleaning game in the twilight. Similarly, the Rapid Response 3.90 is unique among knives, as it boasts some of the best materials and design available today. Which of these products you choose will depend on your intended usage and your own personal preferences.