At the request of those in the emergency services field, we have modified some of our most successful designs for these rugged applications.
Jim Hammond is an active outdoorsman as well as a custom knifemaker and Knifemakers' Guild member. When his diving and whitewater friends pointed out the need for a better multipurpose fixed blade, he developed his custom A.B.C. (All Bases Covered) knife/sheath system. The CRKT production versions are faithful to Jim's designs and priced to put them within reach of everyone who depends on a knife for work, survival and rescue.
The professional blunt-tipped A.B.C. E.R. model has a blunt tip that allows prying, and also won't puncture air compartments if accidentally dropped. Dual cutting edges, one Razor-Sharp, and one Triple-Point™ Serrated, give versatility in cutting lines, nets, and vegetation.
The blade is a full-tang skeletonized design of 420J2 stainless steel, polished for corrosion resistance. The finger choils are heavily friction grooved for sure grip.
The high-visibility orange injection-molded glass filled nylon scales have an aggressive texture, and they are held in place with corrosion-resistant stainless steel Torx® fasteners.
The glass filled nylon sheath with dual attachment panels and black stainless spring steel clip allows eight carry modes and countless variations. Black finish brass Chicago screws allow adjustment of the knife compression fit into the sheath. Equally important, they are used for a multitude of attachment orientations: on diving buoyancy compensators and pocket flaps, webbing, with dive leg straps, on PFDs, or with a neck cord.
Strong. Simple. Versatile. Extremely corrosion resistant. All bases covered.