T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool

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  • T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool
  • T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool
  • T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool
  • T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool
  • T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool
  • T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool
  • T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool
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T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool

Featured in Mens Health Magazine,, Ambulance World, Military.Com and Journal of EMS.

Designed by a NY City Paramedic
A spring loaded steel tip window punch 
440C stainless steel hook blade for seatbelt cutting
LED light with replaceable batteries
1/2 serrated 440C stainless steel blade 
Stainless steel belt clip & heavy duty nylon belt sheath

Additional Specs:
Blade length - 3 1/4"
Complete tool length - 5"
Tool weight -  6.4 oz

Blade Closing Instructions:
With the knife edge facing you, there are two pieces of flat steel in the middle of the knife. One goes all the way from the top to the bottom of the handle and the other one on the right is bent towards the right. That bent piece is the liner lock. You use your right thumb to push the right piece (liner lock) towards the straight piece (i.e. push the right piece to the left) and at the same time you carefully close the knife blade (watch your thumb!). The same type of lock exists for the hook seat belt cutting blade on the back of the knife. You use your thumb to push in the piece of flat steel towards the center of the handle and close the hook blade.   Check out our blade closing video by hitting the VIDEO tab above.         
Window Punch Instructions:
Hold the window punch against the window and push with moderate force. The steel point will shoot out, shatter the glass and then retract automatically. Caution: This window punch really works! Always wear the proper protective equipment when practicing. 
*Must be 21 or older to order. Check federal, state and local laws in your area before ordering. This is not a toy! Misuse or careless use may cause serious injury. By ordering this item you are certifying that you are an adult and may legally possess it where you reside.

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92 Reviews

  • 5
    Great and Important Safety Tool

    Posted by Clayton Teague on 8th Feb 2015

    Believe the T 3 Auto Rescue Tool is well designed and important safety tool to have in my and my wife's car - I bought two. I found the tool to be very well designed but found the instructions for opening and closing the two "blades" of the tool to be inadequate and totally confusing. After about 30 minutes of trying to close both blades I finally stumbled onto the parts to bend and allow closing! The ease of closing is great - but only after one discovers the procedure. Better diagrams and instructions on the packaging would be VERY helpful - would strongly recommend.

  • 5
    Strong and Durable!!!!

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Dec 2014

    I just got one this afternoon in the mail and now I am getting one for my 17 year son for Christmas!!!

  • 5
    Just what i was looking for

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Aug 2014

    This knife is what i was looking for in a one package deal. my wife bought it for me as a birthday gift and haven't stopped carrying it ever since. I am an EMT so its a must have tool especially for car accidents. my only complaint about the knife is that the light died out because i kept unknowingly hitting the button when it was in my pocket. Still love this knife that could be fixed with a switch versus having a button.

  • 5
    Excellent purchase

    Posted by Sarah Dunn on 27th Jul 2014

    This is the best tool u will ever need great value for the price love it and so does my bf

  • 5
    Life saver!

    Posted by C.Scurlock, Seattle WA on 18th Jul 2014

    I recently purchased your T3 tactical triage rescue tool. Today I was driving down the freeway and witnessed a truck flip over and land on its roof. I pulled over and immediately grabbed the T3. As I was running up to the truck with others that pulled over we could hear people screaming inside the truck. We ripped the door open and the first thing that we could see was a woman wrapped in the seatbelt screaming and crying. I am a corrections officer so this wasn't my first time dealing with an emergency situation but I cannot say the same for the others with me. Two men tried to pull the woman free but she was stuck and the two men were beginning to panic. I stepped up grabbed the seat belt and cut through it like tissue paper. All the people that were trying to help all pause at the ease that I cut the seat belt. To make this long story short we pulled the people from the vehicle and I have never felt so confident in a product. What you have created is amazing. I have numerous trainings under my belt when it comes to emergency and rescue situations and I've never had a tool that made me feel calmer in a heightened situation because I have it. I thank whoever developed this product.

  • 5
    Best Medic Knife I have So Far

    Posted by Stu on 26th Jun 2014

    The seatbelt cutter work great on clothes. The flashlight is great for pupil assessment. The knife is sharp. Can't ask for a better knife. Just need to use the window punch.

  • 5

    Posted by Deuce1185 on 20th Jun 2014

    I work on an ambulance and this tool is used on nearly every shift. Be careful when using the spring loaded window punch. It works a lot better than you expect it to. Scared the hell out of me the first time because I expected more resistance. I ended up putting my entire hand through a patient's car window. The hooked blade works great for a quick strip n' flip as well. If you know someone who is in EMS, this is the PERFECT gift. It also comes with a sturdy case that loops onto your belt.

  • 5
    Great Fathers Day Gift!

    Posted by A. Drewes "Closet of Free Samples" - New Orleans on 25th May 2014

    I'm not a huge knife fan, but my husband is. It's not that I don't like them, I just can't ever close them right and I'm afraid I'll chop off my finger. Yet my husband can close them effortlessly. The knife we received is very high quality, functions great and looks cool. The blade is VERY sharp so please be careful when handling it. The handle is easy to hold and grip. I love that the knife also comes with a carrying pouch for ease and convenience. Of course I still have trouble closing the blade on this knife even though they have instructions. As I said, I'm always worried I'll loose a finger or something so I just leave it alone. So please don't hold this against the company, it's my own personal problem with that one. What I like about the knife other than how cool and sharp it is not to mention the mini light. Plus it was designed by a paramedic and field tested in the EMS setting.

    Needless to say I love the knife. Stainless steal serrated blade, stainless steel seatbelt cutter, LED Light, and a spring loaded steel tip window punch - everything a cool knife needs with all the important safety functions. This makes for a great Father's Day gift as well as any holiday gift in general. If you don't know what to get that someone special, consider this tactical triage & auto rescue tool, you can't go wrong!


  • 5
    Fantastic product

    Posted by John K on 25th May 2014

    Note......I've only had this knife for a couple of days and I haven't used it on duty. I will certainly update if I'm less than pleased later, but I've been a Firefighter/Medic for over 20 years and I've seen many knives in that time.

    The tool is made really well. The blades are strong and tight and the whole thing seems very rugged/sturdy in my hand and as I open/close the blades. When locked into place, the blades have no give and if I have any complaint about the operation at all, its simply that the mechanisms are really tight and hurt my thumb a little when operating. The experience I've had with this issue is that over time, through practice and break in, this will become less of a problem.

    I bought this to replace a Smith & Wesson rescue knife that I'd bought years ago (somewhere around 1996 or 1997). I always kept that knife in its sheath attached to my bunker coat and it served me well. Somehow I lost it this year, so I went out in search of a new one. I chose the T3 because of the price, the features, the reviews, and the blade was better than the one I'd had which was pretty much just a seatbelt cutter. I'm going to try to get to a salvage yard to play with the cutter and punch, but at the moment I have no reason to believe they won't work fine.

    The only real downsides to this knife that I can find is that, like others' have said, the light isn't very bright. I'm not sure what I was expecting though, so I'm not really disappointed with it. In a dark area, it will give you enough light to navigate your surroundings and can obviously be used for pupil checks (although it is a bit bright when you look directly at the beam, so your patients may not cooperate). Out past 10 foot or so, the light becomes lost. I seriously wasn't looking for a knife with a light on it though, so this is almost a non-issue for me. One thing I did notice is that when trying to open the seatbelt cutter, the position of the light button makes it very easy to turn on during the thumb "sweep" operation. I guess I'll just have to check it when I close the knife....or more likely....replace the batteries ;).

    As far as the size.....some people have commented on how large the knife is. When I read the reviews I was expecting a machete, tbh. I didn't care because like I said, I'm going to carry the tool on my bunker coat. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it really isn't obtrusively big. The knife is about the same length as other pocket clip duty knives I've used, but its about twice the width (about 3/4"). It has a sheath, but I suspect it could be worn on the pocket without discomfort. TBH, I'm considering doing just this as I'm not sure I won't use it more often than I used to use the S&W Rescue knife. Either a new full-time service knife or a specialized tool when I'm in my gear....I'm completely satisfied with this piece of equipment and do not regret my choice at all.

  • 5
    New blade addition

    Posted by S_Grabein on 25th May 2014

    Perfect addition to my EDC. I have been looking for a new blade to add to my every day carry, that has multiple uses without being as bulky as my multi-tool. This covers all those criteria, as well has the added feature of being able to take out car windows if I'm ever stuck and need it.

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