Seat belt cutter attaches to seat belt for easy access (view larger
A simple and affordable emergency tool, the Exitool from Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) was designed by custom knife maker Russ Kommer includes a seat belt cutter, a tungsten carbide window breaker, and a bright L.E.D. flashlight. You won't have to worry about being unable to release a seat belt in the event of an accident, and you'll be able to escape from a vehicle that has been submerged in water. This multi-tool fits unobtrusively onto any standard seat belt with a simple folding clasp, so it's always on hand.
The seat belt cutter has been carefully designed so that is virtually impossible for even the smallest fingers to accidentally reach the blade. Its blade is made of Razor-Sharp high-carbon stainless steel, and will cut seat belts in one quick pull.
The side windows of modern vehicles are made of glass which is tempered to shatter on impact. The ExiTool features a small tungsten carbide breaker point. Just grasp the ExiTool body firmly and strike the window to break it. For best results, hit the window as close to the bottom edge as possible.
The breaker has two emergency uses. On dry land, if the vehicle's doors are jammed closed, the breaker can allow instant escape through a side window. If the vehicle is submerged, most safety experts recommend using the air supply which is trapped inside before breaking a window to avoid a sudden onrushing flow of water. However, this will vary depending on the depth of the water and the condition of the passengers. The ExiTool will allow driver or passengers to break the window instantly when it is needed.
The L.E.D. light uses one replaceable CR2032 3-volt lithium battery. Of course, the flashlight is useful in non-emergency situations, too.
Russ Kommer of Fargo, North Dakota, has been a commercial hunting guide since 1980. He started making knives when one of his hunter clients brought a custom knife and dressed an entire moose without sharpening it.
About Columbia River Knife & Tool
Founded by Rod Bremer in 1994 and based in Oregon, Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) offers a broad line of sport, work, and professional knives and tools that are purpose driven designs. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available. And the most innovative custom knife makers and designers in the industry have created CRKT knife, tool and accessory products.