10 Hook - Rescue Hooks
A versatile rescue instrument built originally for corrections officers, the enlarged hook gap allows cutting of rope up to 1” thick and other larger diameter woven materials. The sheath provides ambidextrous carry in both vertical and horizontal positions. Made in USA.
Posted onThe best cutter hook up to 10mm!This rescue hook was exactly what I needed when my rope bondage/shibari practice grew beyond the cutting capability of 5" stainless steel trauma shears. They are fine for 6mm ropes and most natural fibers, but it seemed doubtful that shears could cut thru 10mm hemp and synthetic ropes with the same ease. I had seen the shear blades bend apart and jam up with smaller rope before, so to improve the margin of safety I can afford I wanted a cutter rated to cut anything I am likely to throw at it. This is it. No other cutting hook capable of 10mm ø material is this hard of steel or this durable. The lifetime warranty/sharpening service was a big selling point as well, because it is customary to discard or retire trauma shears to non-emergency uses after it has been used once on ropes. That may be ok for $3 shears that will still cut pennies afterward, but being able to re-sharpen the hook to factory specs expands the possible lifespan considerably to be well worth the cost.
I wrapped mine in UV reactive rainbow colored paranoid to increase the low-light visibility of the handle.
Since I received my hooks (I also got a smaller one), the anti-racist/anti-police brutality protests have swept the nation and highlighted the potential use of rescue hooks like this to cut zip ties and tactical vest straps as well.
Posted onGut Hook!This will be used as a hunting tool gut hook. Sure it may find a use as a strap cutting took if I am hanging upside down in my truck, but since it will be in my pack, maybe not. What is not to like? With an extra large hook this should do nicely on Elk or pretty much anything. The sheath is fine now that it is painted red and the belt loop has been removed (remember this will be carried in my pack until the kill is done). This would be awesome for what it is made for since the sheath is robust, but I think it will do nicely as a hunting tool.