Victorinox Swiss Army invested five years of research and testing in this personal safety tool. Designed with the help of emergency medical and rescue professionals, the pocket-style tool includes implements to help you escape from a disabled car. In 2007, it earned the IWA (Internationale Waffens Austellung) & Outdoor Classic "Knife of the Year" award.
The tool measures in at 3.25 inches (8.25 centimeters). Luminescent yellow grip shells enclose a variety of standard and specialized stainless steel blades and tools. The automobile escape tools include a seatbelt cutter, a removable window breaker and a removable disk saw for cutting through shatterproof glass.
There are plenty of standard tools for everyday use, too. These include:
- Large one-handed blade that locks in place
- Phillips screwdriver
- Strong, flat screwdriver that can also open crates and bottles
- Wire stripper
The Rescue Tool also has a key ring attachment and nylon cord. It comes with a nylon pouch and a limited lifetime warranty. It's made in Switzerland and retails for $97 [source: Victorinox].
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