Swiss Forge???

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  1. kBob

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    Some years ago NRA sent out crappy little "Swiss Forge" onehanded openers as a freebee for sending in more money or up grading beyond life ( Guess I an now an afterlife member as well) or some such. They were the least nice looking of all the knives I ever got from NRA over the years. It had a thumb stud on a Tanto point or sorts blade and a Liner lock that was suspect.

    Well as it cost nothing ( so if I lost it NBD) and fit my around the property needs so I clipped it on the overalss and have carried the begebers out of it. Eventualy one screw that held on the belt clip disappeared and then the other and it became a sometimes true pocket knife and eventually migrated to the desk drawer of un used pocket knives.

    When I first got it two things I liked were that it had a auto glass breaker on the Butt and a seat belt cutter. Being the sort of loon I am I went out to the shop and found a length of seat belt webbing and had one of the kids pull one in tight while the other was in the vise and used the cutter and it worked!.

    So to night I was looking for a magnifying glass in the drawer and there were the remains of that knife.

    It occured to me that new it might make an excellent thing to sew in a pouch to place on a car seat or fixed end of a seatbelt. The more I thought about it the more I liked the idea.

    So I googled away.... and got 47 Gillian directs to Swiss Army Knives, none anything like this.

    I think the company that had them made offered them to companies for give away knives and they MUST be cheap. I would like to have one in each car and each tool box and one clipped to the shoe holder in the barn on the back of the door.

    any idea where I should look?

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    Thanks guys, found the one I wanted.... not paying that much for one, let alone five at those prices!

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    Got a S&W ExtremeOps Rescue Knife for Christmas to have in my SUV. Fairly decent blade with the glass breaker tip and the seatbelt cutter for not a lot of money.
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    Found the knife I asked about in the original post and decided not to pay that much. Maybe next weekends yard sales.....

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    Not a lot to hang onto while you're trying to cut a seatbelt that is either jammed or you're hanging in it. I would much rather have a handful of grip than something too small to function in an emergency.

    If someone would make a punch in the handle with a grip you could hang onto and cut a belt it would be nearly ideal (even if not as cool as a knife) ...
     
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    I find that, ironically perhaps, my seat belt is exactly over where I carry my knife.

    Never thought of that before relative to cutting my own seat belt possibly under too much locked tension in a crash.

    Also, anyone who's ever had their Land Rover go into *SuperLock* would appreciate an item like shown above in hso's link.

    Todd.
     
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    If you're hanging upside down, who knows where your tool or knife is going to wind up, or if you'll even be able to reach it or be in condition to use it.
     
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    Which is why mine is secured to the visor in front of me.
     
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    Secured to the visor how? Because I've seen the whole visor in the street :)

    Anyway,
    1) I've been told the glass breakers rarely work, especially in the very rare conditions you'd need. Enough room to move but you must escape, and only the glass is in the way?
    2) If I wanted a strap/cord cutter (and I do have one on the front of my PC) I'd get a dedicated one that can't cut me. This one: https://www.gerbergear.com/en-us/shop/knives/all-knives/strap-cutter-black-22-01944
    Or if more room (the ones I keep in the cordage box), this one: https://www.benchmade.com/8-hook-family.html

    These are both available cheap as used or surplus on eBay, surplus stores, etc. and always sharp as the day they came as no one uses them. I bought all mine for under $20 and some closer to $10 each.
     
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