Using the Rescue Knife
How to Use the Survival Knife:
Blade: The hardened stainless steel blade can be used for a number of cutting jobs while camping, hiking or for daily needs around the house. To open the blade, hold the knife housing firmly and pull open the blade until you hear it click into place. New knives may need to be pulled open a few times until they click open easily. To close the blade, hold the knife housing firmly making sure fingers and thumb are well away from the blade compartment. Then place the thumb of the other hand on the serrated closing mechanism inside the blade compartment near the folding joint and push the closing mechanism towards the side of the knife that the serrated closing mechanism is closest to—hold the mechanism in place towards the side of the blade compartment. (The serrated closing mechanism is a long flexible piece of flat steel with a serrated area close to the blade that keeps the blade from closing). While holding the serrated closing mechanism towards the side of the knife, push the blade slightly upwards and then let go of the serrated closing mechanism. Make sure fingers and thumb are out of the way of the blade and then close the blade completely.
Belt Clip: The rescue knife has a belt clip that can be clipped to a belt or pocket.
Bottle opener: The blade also has a bottle opener that can easily open non twist-off bottle caps.
Saw: a small, very sharp saw is also included on the knife blade and can be used for cutting small pieces of wood, plastic or other hard material, with the exception of metal.
Seat Belt Cutter: At the end of the Rescue Knife is a seat belt cutter that can be used to cut your seat belt in case of entrapment in a vehicle and also serve as a twine or rope cutter.
Glass Breaker: On the same end of the knife as the belt cutter there is a glass breaker (a small nub of steel at the end of the knife) which can be used to break open your car window in case the car is submerged or used for other emergencies where breaking the car window is necessary to get out of the car (fire, door jammed from crash, etc.).
LED Flashlight: To turn the flashlight on, turn the light counter clockwise; to turn it off, turn light clockwise.
Fire Starter: on the other end from the flashlight is a fire starter. Grip firmly and pull the fire starter out of its casement. Scratch the paint off of the starter with a knife. To start a fire, gather dry leaves, dry dead grass or other such igniting material and push a blade across the length of the starter with a firm grip until sparks are produced to light up the igniting material. The fire starter can also be used to ignite a propane camp stove, home stove or BBQ.