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Building on the success of his "Rescue" knife, Rick Hinderer designed the Hinderer CLS Folding Knife for Gerber with a focus on the needs of police and military personnel. The Combat Life Saver (CLS) features a 440A stainless steel 3.5" drop point blade with a partially-serrated edge to make short work of rope, fabric, straps, and just about anything else. Large dual thumb studs make it easy to open the blade with either hand, even when wearing gloves. For easier closing, Gerber employs a modified liner lock with a sliding release on the handle that is easier to close versus conventional liner locks - especially with gloves on. But this is more than an EDC knife. The CLS's handle integrates multiple tools that those who are first on the ground frequently need: a rope/strap cutter folds out, there is a universal oxygen tank valve wrench, and on the end is a glass breaker.
Style: Drop point
Material: 440A stainless steel
Large over-sized dual thumb-studs for easy opening with either hand and while wearing gloves
Folding rope/strap cutter
Fixed glass-breaker/window punch with lanyard hole
Universal oxygen tank wrench integrated into handle
Modified liner lock
A piece of the steel liner moves into place behind the blade to prevent it from closing
To close, slide the handle button back to disengage the lock, and fold shut
Modified liner lock release mechanism makes it easier to close with gloves on versus conventional line-locks
Fiberglass reinforced nylon
Flat anti-reflection finish
Textured for slip-resistance
Deep finger grooves and an ergonomic design provide a sure and stable grip