When purchasing any knife, the first thing to consider is how you intend to use it. An emergency knife is different than a knife you intend to use as a self-defense weapon. The most basic definition of a tactical knife is one that has a specific intended purpose. Police officers, firemen, hunters, and laypersons will have very different needs in a tactical knife. For instance, a detective who may face an assailant should look for some sort of hand guard, to prevent the hand from slipping down onto the blade. (When a blade hits bone, the gripping hand is likely to slip, especially if the handle is wet with blood.) On the other hand, an outdoorsman will want chip-resistant blades for cutting away hides. Outline your “must have” features or capabilities at the outset of your knife shopping expedition. That way you’ll have an easy test to eliminate knives designed for other purposes.
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In our grandparents’ days, a knife was considered a critical tool that should be carried on a regular basis. To this day, a knife comes in handy for a variety of daily tasks that require cutting. Today, it’s less likely you’ll need your knife to skin a carcass or clean a fish, as our past generations did. Still, the everyday carry (EDC) knife does seem to be making a resurgence of sorts.
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…)
COAST Products attended the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas in early May 2012, and the response we received was as fabulous as the city itself. We went armed with our high-performance LED flashlights, emergency area lights and our new Rapid Response Knives; the media response to our entire line of products was nothing short of exceptional. The highlight of the event was winning the coveted Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award for our COAST 2-LED Pro Pocket Pliers!
Check out the video of our 2-LED Pro Pocket Pliers on the Tool Skool website.
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.
About Rapid Response Knives
Our new Rapid Response knives are making their way around the globe and getting tons of positive feedback – most recently in a feature article in Knife World magazine.
These simple yet elegant folding knives, designed by custom knife maker Ron Lake, are notable primarily for their Blad Assist technology, a system “that’s unlike anything ever made before.” The roller-bearing design reduces friction and allows the knife to spring open smoothly and cleanly with just the nudge of a thumb.