Spring-Assisted Blade

 

 
 
 

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P | | Thursday, August 23, 2007


ManyEMS workers carry some sort of pocketknife for those occasions when trauma shears just wonÌt cut it. The Kershaw Rescue Blur has features specifically designed for rescuers, including a spring-assisted blade that deploys rapidly with only one hand, and a stainless-steel blade with a rounded tip for added safety in close quarters. ThereÌs a carbide tip at the base of the handle for breaking glass, and anodized aluminum handles with Trac-Tec inserts for a non-slip grip even when wet.

VITALS

Length: 4.5" (closed), 7.75" (open)

Weight: 4.2 oz.

Cost: $99.95

www.kershawknives.com

503/682-1966

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, coordinates the monthly Hands On column inJEMS. HeÌs the administrative director of the Paramedic Training Institute at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Delaware County, Pa., and an adjunct faculty member at Delaware County Community College with more than 19 yearsÌ EMS experience. Contact him atfran100b@zoominternet.net.




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