Rescue knife

identifier

ID 685

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 2001.0186 a-b2 L=28cm WD=4cm WT=300gr
description

The rescue knife is an S-shaped or hooked (1) blade with an inside edge and a knotted point, which is used by firefighters, emergency services, rescue teams at car races, on rescue fleets, etc. to open or remove clothes, belts or ropes. by cutting. The cut is on the inside and the tip is knotted so as not to injure the victim.

Often the knife sticks in a sheath that can be attached to the belt.

See also the window-smasher, the seat belt cutter and the twine knife. [MOT]

(1) SCHAERER: 626.