Smith and Wesson 911B First Response Rescue Knife — Quick Review

Smith and Wesson 911B
Smith and Wesson 911B First Response Rescue Knife

Today’s quick review is the 911B First Response Rescue Knife from Smith and Wesson Knives.  This fantastic assist knife is built with the emergency rescue worker in mind.  To start with, the knife uses the MAGIC assisted opening system which snaps blades out extremely fast.  Just give the blade a quick start by pulling on the spine activator.  The blade comes out and locks up very solid.

The blade is a modified, recurved tanto blade.  Here is why–the tanto point allows you to slide the blade under a seatbelt and then “catch” it with the recurved portion as you pull the blade back towards yourself.  This movement cuts the seatbelt and releases the person you are working with.  There is a slide safety on the front of the handle to keep the blade locked closed when you want it to stay that way.  This knife is easy to open with one hand if the need arises–which makes it ideal for emergency personnel.

The knife also features a spring loaded glass breaker tip.  To activate it, you simply pull out on a tab which releases the spring loaded tip to smash into whatever windshield you are trying to break out.  This is perfect for difficult situations where the person to be aided is not accessible through normal methods.

This knife has been around for some time.  At just under $50, it is a steal of a deal for a rescue knife.  Check out the Smith and Wesson First Response knife here.

For your viewing pleasure I have included this older video from our YouTube files:

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • • Overall Length (inches): 8.30
  • • Blade Length (inches): 3.50
  • • Blade Material: Stainless, Black
  • • Blade Detail: ComboEdge
  • • Handle Material: Nylon
  • • Lock Style: Button Lock
  • • Carry System: Pocket Clip
  • • Special Features: Glass Breaker
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