Every first responder whether it is Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire, or Special Operations knows the importance of having a dependable tactical knife available for critical incidents. 5.11 Tactical series has stepped up by partnering with Steve Tarani, a world-renowned knife specialist to bring a line of high quality tactical knives to the first responder market.U. S. Made S30V Crucible blade steel
5.4 inch closed, 8.9 inch open
3 ½ inch blade
4mm blade thickness
Heavy-duty 3/32” steel liners
G10 Scales (.08” thick)
Ambidextrous up/down/left/right options
The 5.11 Tactical First Responder Tactical Knife is the flagship or our knife line. This is our most popular model among law enforcement professionals and has a number of great features. The blade uses U.S. Made S30V Crucible blade steel. This 5.11 First Responder Tactical Knife is tough and can stand up to the rigors of special operations. The locking mechanism is secure and tight guaranteeing blade stability during use. The handle is designed to keep your hand securely in place even under wet and slippery conditions and the mounting clip can be placed on either side and either end of the knife to fit your carry needs.
You can adjust the tightness of the blade to meet your opening and closing style and the blade is designed for one hand opening. The locking closure mechanism is easy to operate with precise tolerances.
When you need the service of a high quality tactical knife you can depend on 5.11 Tactical Series to give you exceptional functionality at a great price. Don’t spend another day without your 5.11 First Responder Tactical Knife at your side.
"I did some research after I had heard Steve Tarani was behind this line of knives. Despite his impressive credentials, I wanted to see the knife. I have to say I'm impressed. The overall feel of the knife is that it's over-engineered. It is beefy, with a thick handle and blade. It feels very strong. I can detect no flex or looseness between the blade and the handle when the blade is opened, and that's impressive for a folder. Custom features like jimping on the back of the blade and handle, excellent handle grip surface, and slotting on the handle for fingers, make this a sure grip tool no matter what your cutting conditions. In addition, the knife has four positions for the clip so you can carry it however you like. The blade is equipped with a thumb hole for opening, but is heavy enough that it responds well to tactical deployment. It locks firmly in to place and although I don't prefer liner locks, this one has held up well to my testing. The only drawback I've seen so far is material choice. This blade is not easy to sharpen. It will hold an edge for quite some time and is extremely strong, but the tradeoff is you need to have good sharpening skills and equipment to keep the edge. Overall a well built knife that should more than handle anything you throw at it."
"This is one of the best made knifes I have ever owned. For the price it is a bargain."