Review: VERSA Rescue Knife

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posted on August 27, 2022
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Nowadays, well-made and -thought-out multi-functional folding knives are a common sight on the marketplace. However, what is not so commonly seen are folding knives that are designed not just to function as a blade, but can also facilitate a number of tasks that could be critical in a pinch. One such folder is the VERSA Rescue Knife, which has more than six unique tool features built into it.

The 3.26" blade of the VERSA is made from AUS 8 stainless steel, which has desirable qualities for edge retention and corrosion resistance. The blade itself has four distinct tool features machined in. The tip of the blade is blunted and flattened, providing a flathead screwdriver tip. The blade portion holds both a 1" strain edge, followed by a 2" serrated recurve portion.

Just above the serrated recurve is a cutout slot, which functions as a wrench for oxyacetylene bottles used in welding. The back portion of the blade has two sections of indexed serrations, which provide more solid purchase with the user's thumbs when cutting. At the back portion of the blade is an included finger guard, which also functions as the deployment notch.

When folded, the VERSA measures in at only 4.91" long and is slim enough to easily slide into most pockets, like other common folders. The grip frame has an outer shell made of polymer, with two sections of textured rubber inserts on either side for added grip retention. The grip portion of the Versa houses three more useful tool attachments, including a glass breaker at the front, a pry tool tooth at the rear, along with an integrated strap cutter with its own dedicated blade. On the left side of the grip, the VERSA also has a low-profile metal pocket clip attached, which doesn't hamper the feel of the grip.

The Versa folder has a retail price of just $69. For more information on the VERSA multipurpose rescue knife, visit versaknife.com.

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