In 2007 Victorinox introduced the RescueTool and it is still one of my favorite knives in the collection. This tool is a milestone in modern Swiss Army Knives and professional knives for firefighters or
other services that require such impressive functions. This tool is a large success by the Ibach factory in Switzerland. Every collector and user immediately recognizes the yellow handles and functions.
the pictures you can see two models of the RescueTool that is very real, one with one hand opening blade and one with regular blade and edge. The tool was introduced in the Victorinox video with the one hand opening blade and the combination edge.
The 111mm services range or the liner locking style knives from Ibach are very strong and durable knives in the construction and functions.
or pouch for the RescueTool is very well made with leather inserts inside the nylon type pouch.
On the pictures you can see the
functions with the window saw for use on car windows and more. The special belt cutter can be opened by using the tip against a surface. It got a Phillips screwdriver and an awl. The big flat screwdriver with a locking function is for use when removing
a window for example. The main blade is also with locking.
The window breaker is very interesting in design and shape and with this a car window will break like thin ice. The window saw and window
breaker can be replaced and this is an interesting detail because a Swiss Army Knife with this possibility is rare. I believe this got much potential and it could be made to fit other functions too.
handle scales are luminescence made and it will store light and glow in the dark.
The design of the belt cutter is special and
made to be used to cut seat belts. The curve and tip on the blade is to make sure when cutting free a person you will not cut or inflict any damage on the person. This curve will also help the wavy edge to cut a belt very quick. The tip part can be used to
open it with one hand by using the tip part against the body or a surface. This function does not have a lock and this is why I show the 0.8371.MWC Dual Pro knife from Victorinox. This belt cutter with wavy edge and locking is probably one of the best developed
functions by this company. It got one hand opening and wavy edge. The curve and lock will ensure a safe cutting and the tip is developed to prevent damage on a person.
The RescueTool got a small
lanyard attached to the key ring to make it easier to get it out of the pouch.
You can also find some information in patent databases on the internet on this tool and this can be fun and interesting.
There are more variations on the RescueTool than just the two knives I have showed here, for me these two are the most important models of it. This knife is a milestone and a professional
Rescue knife but also a SAK gadget for further research.