First Look: Ed Brown First Responder Knife
Ed Brown Products, a Missouri company known for its complete 1911 handguns and 1911 parts, is partnering with Hogue, Inc to bring a series of high-end knives to market. The second blade from this collaboration is the First Responder Knife, designed for those who run towards trouble.
Ed Brown Sales and Marketing Director John May said, “We strive to meet the needs of our customers. Whether it be our handguns, parts and accessories, or our new knife line, we want to ensure our customers can come to Ed Brown for all of their needs, finding high quality and high performance products.”
The First Responder Knife is a full-size, tactical folding knife with a strap-cutting blade, oxygen tank valve wrench and a carbide glass shattering bit, making it an ideal utilitarian EDC folder for those who serve as first responders. The sheepsfoot pointed, partially serrated blade measures 3.4 inches long and is built with cryogenically heat-treated Bohler N680 Stainless Steel with a 57 to 59 HRC rating. The blade’s metal is protected via its black Cerakote treatment, and the keen edge possesses a hand honed flat grind.
The grips are made from G10, a very durable polymer material that is often used in knife grips and modern pistol stocks. The grip features a snake-like scale pattern with an all-black color. Like the other blades in this collaborative partnership, the the First Responder is also designed for tip-up carry, with a reversible pocket clip and shares the same ABLE locking system. A round slot can be found near the edge of the grip for use with a lanyard if so desired.
For more information on the new First Responder Knife, other parts and accessories or custom handguns from Ed Brown, either check with your locally authorized Ed Brown Products stocking dealer or please visit their website at edbrown.com.
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