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Rescue Tool

Rescue Tool The Victorinox Rescue Tool is designed for use by emergency response personnel and contains tools to assist in rescue activities, such as extracting individuals trapped in vehicles, and in other general and medical emergency situations.

This model was designed and developed as part of a five year project, in cooperation with medical and rescue service professionals in Switzerland. The knife was very well received and won the IWA International Knife Award - Knife of the Year - in 2007.

The Rescue Tool broke new ground for Victorinox by including user-replaceable metal tools. For most other models only the tweezers and toothpick are removable/replaceable. However, the special glass saw and window breaker tools in the Rescue Tool can be replaced, when they become worn out, without the need for any special tools.

This model is normally sold with a Nylon red and yellow case.

Layer Tools

Window-breaker and Glass-saw
Window-breaker and Glass-saw

Back Layer Tools

Scale Tools

Scales

The original Rescue Tool came with Nylon luminescent (glow in the dark) scales. In 2009 it also became available with black Nylon scales.

Variations

  1. A non-one-handed version is available with a standard blade replacing the one-handed blade.
  2. In 2008 Victorinox released a black handled version.
  3. Victorinox has also released a black handled version with a plain, straight edge, primarily for the European market.
  4. The hole on the one-handed opening blade was originally elliptical, on later models it is more circular.
  5. A version with an additional regular wood saw and a rear part serrated main blade was developed for the Italian Police.
  6. In 2018 a blue handled version for the Gendarmerie of San Marino was released.

History

The Fireman and OH Parachutist are close ancestors of the Rescue Tool.

The 'new' liner lock system in this model was developed to address the more demanding requirement of the public service agencies in rescue situations and is tested to be stronger and even more reliable than the slide-lock mechanism.

The Rescue Tool was awarded the IWA International Knife Award Knife of the Year in 2007.

In 2008 a number of fake Rescue Tools started appearing on eBay. To the untrained eye the outward appearance of these knives was extremely convincing. The build quality however was poor, and they could pose a safety hazard. Refer to the External Links section below for more information.

Rescue Tool with the regular plain blade
Rescue Tool with the regular plain blade
Rescue Tool one-handed versions - from top to bottom: StayGlow, San Marino Gendarmerie, Italian police.
Rescue Tool one-handed versions - from top to bottom: StayGlow, San Marino Gendarmerie, Italian police.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 111mm - 122mm including the belt-cutter and window-breaker protrusions
  • Width: 20.9mm
  • Weight: 167g (Victorinox reports 180g) / 205g - With Nylon case

Identifiers

  • 0.8623.MWN - OH serrated blade
  • 0.8623.M808P - OH serrated blade, an additional wood saw. The version developed for the Italian Police
  • 0.8623.N - Regular plain blade
  • V-0.FA015 - OH serrated blade, blue scales. The version developed for the Gendarmerie of San Marino

US Model Numbers:

  • 53900 - Stayglow scales
  • 54900 - US Model: Black Nylon scales, black pouch.

Related Models

  • Fireman - An earlier model with an emergency/belt-cutter blade; regular wood saw; no specialised tools
  • OH Parachutist - OH main blade; regular belt-cutter blade; no specialised tools
  • Dual Pro - OH main blade; OH belt-cutter blade; no specialized tools
  • Trekker - Removes the special rescue tools; adds the wood-saw and can-opener/screwdriver tool

Victorinox 111mm liner-lock comparison matrix

External Resources

Created by ICanFixThat. Last Modification: Sunday 04 of October, 2020 16:28:34 CEST by Huntsman.

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