Did you know?
The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) an agency of the U.S. federal government reported in the first half of 2022 an estimated 20,175 deaths in motor vehicle crashes. This is a 0.5% increase compared to the first half of 2021 with 20,070 deaths.
We hope you always drive safely and be healthy. But, if you do face a situation where you or someone else needs rescue, you will be ready for it.
For such situations, tactical knives with window breakers are a great asset.
What are tactical knives?
Tactical knives are basically outdoor knives. yes, they can be used for some everyday carry purposes as well. But, they are designed keeping in mind the outdoor scenario.
imagine a person stuck in a car after an accident, what would they rather have - A pocket knife or a survival knife for emergency rescue situations? If you thought the latter, both of us are on the same page.
Tactical knives have basic design features like a hand guard, a pointed end, an ergonomic grip, and a sharp blade. This makes them a force to be reckoned with. Having such a knife at your disposal always makes you feel safe.
Do you even need a tactical knife?
The tactical knives of the past were only fixed blades. And as we both know carrying a fixed blade is not comfortable at all. They needed a knife with sheath to be carried. Times have changed.
Now, knife companies are making folding knives as tactical knives. This S.S. folding knife (Stainless Steel) mechanism ensures that you are able to carry your multi tool tactical knife with ease. You can easily contain, store and use your knife as you please. Your pocket is the maximum amount of space these knives require.
There are some critics that say that a fixed tactical blade is more useful. And somewhere this reading is true. This is because the end of these blades extends to the knife handle. This helps you generate more force. Thus, this single knife is useful as a camping knife, EDC knife, and survival knife as well.
We are not considering cutting tough meats or stuff like that right now(You can go for our hunting knives for that). You want a knife that can help you cut through the straps of the car and break a window in case of emergency. A two-in-one solution.
By the way, just for your information, the knives you saw along the blog are all built tough. So, if you do want to cut tough materials they will get it done. But, if you want to do such tasks smoothly then a separate category like hunting knives will be of help.
What is a window breaker knife?
So, what is this two-in-one solution?
No mysteries here. It is just as we mentioned in the beginning - A single knife that is durable and reliable with a strong window breaker.
We all know that accidents happen, but we often don't like to think about them happening to us. Unfortunately, car accidents are a common emergency situation, and the stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) prove it.
So, we can agree that we do need at least some form of precautionary measure when it comes to car safety. If you already carry a seatbelt cutter, that's a sign of a very responsible person. But what else can we do to be prepared for the possibility of a car accident?
One important thing you can do is keep an emergency kit in your car, including things like first-aid supplies, flares or reflectors, water and snacks, and a flashlight. And of course, always practice safe driving habits!
But, we are sorry to inform you that a seatbelt cutter might not be enough. You cut through the seatbelts with your seatbelt cutter. What about the glass? Back of the cutter of course, right?
Automobile glasses are very tough and they need some strong tools to break them. This is in addition to the proper way of doing it.
This is where the window breaker knife like the one below comes in.
Your tactical window breaker knives will be your companion in your everyday tasks (if you need to use them like that) or as part of your emergency kit. So, if you ever need to break the windshield of your car make sure to have this knife with you.
And yes, please do not start bashing the glass.
Yes, if you or someone you see has gone through an accident, the strength you would have would be quite low. So, instead what you should do is target the side windows. The windshield has a coating that protects it from breaking even if you shatter it.
Also, strike at the side window corners as they are the weakest spot. This will help you break the windows quickly and effectively with minimum effort. Also, if possible try to cover your hand with something before breaking the glass.
In such circumstances, it would be a difficult task for you to find cloth. We took that into consideration and have a solution.
One of the options we have for a glass breaker knife is the Seadog V2 Blackout knife.
The solution we mentioned is the knife handle. As the handle of this knife is thicker than usual, you can use the section of the glass breaker without gloves. The grip in this knife is made from G10 which offers you a safe and durable grip.
The glass breaker tip is made from tungsten alloy. Okay, cool. But, how strong is it? Let us explain this in this way - Tungsten alloy is the same material that is used to make armor-piercing ammunition.
We can both agree that this feat is pretty impressive.
The additional feature of this blade is that it looks stunning because of its black oxide finish. This great-looking finish also protects it from rust and corrosion. The blade is strong enough to saw through rope and wood as well,
This is the window breaker knife we recommend. But, who does not like options, right? We sure love them and we believe you do too.
Some more recommendations
Want to use your window breaker multi tool tactical knife as an EDC knife? That glass breaker is nagging you? Kick it out. No, seriously with Enforcer XL, you can easily remove the safety glass breaker tip and add it back on.
This is a small convenience. But, small conveniences like these matter a lot.
Now, what if you want something that is even safer? A safe blade type that is tough, helpful, and has a glass breaker. We know what you need - The Rapid Fire Rescue W. HV Scales & Glass Breaker
The blade used in a survival knife for emergency rescue situations is considered safe. This is because it does not have a sharp point that can injure a person at the time of rescue.
If you want to see even more automatic knife options as your rescue knife, you can look for them here - Window Breaker Knives