Introducing the CRKT ExiTool. This Russ Kommer-designed seat belt
cutter, window breaker, and L.E.D. flashlight belongs in every vehicle
When Seconds Matter.
Every driver has a concern about being trapped in a vehicle in an
accident. First, there is the worry about being unable to release a seat
belt because it is jammed or if the release is inaccessible. Second,
there are the difficulties of escaping a vehicle that has been submerged
in water. Water pressure may make it difficult or impossible to open
doors or lower windows until water has seeped in and the internal
pressure is equalized.
Custom knifemaker Russ Kommer recognized the need for a simple and
affordable emergency tool. We at Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) call
it the ExiTool.
The ExiTool fits inobtrusively onto any standard seat belt with a simple
folding clasp. It includes a seat belt cutter, a tungsten carbide window
breaker, and a bright L.E.D. flashlight.The seat belt cutter has been
carefully designed so that is virtually impossible for even the smallest
fingers to accidentally reach the blade. Its blade is made of
Razor-Sharp high-carbon stainless steel, and will cut seat belts in one
The side windows of modern vehicles are made of glass which is tempered
to shatter on impact. The ExiTool features a small tungsten carbide
breaker point. Just grasp the ExiTool body firmly and strike the window
to break it. For best results, hit the window as close to the bottom
edge as possible.
The breaker has two emergency uses. On dry land, if the vehicle's doors
are jammed closed, the breaker can allow instant escape through a side
window. If the vehicle is submerged, most safety experts recommend using
the air supply which is trapped inside before breaking a window to avoid
a sudden onrushing flow of water. However, this will vary depending on
the depth of the water and the condition of the passengers. The ExiTool
will allow driver or passengers to break the window instantly when it is
The L.E.D. light uses one replaceable CR2032 3-Volt lithium battery. Of
course, the flashlight is useful in non-emergency situations, too.
We think every vehicle should have at least one ExiTool.
9030: Seat Belt Cutter, Window Breaker, L.E.D. Flashlight
Blade: Length: 0.50" (13 mm)
Hardened Steel: 60-61 HRC
Handle: Length: 2.75" (70 mm)
Weight: 1.6 oz. (45 g)
Battery: 3V CR2032 Lithium
About the designer:
Russ Kommer of Fargo, North Dakota, has been a commercial hunting guide
since 1980. He started making knives when one of his hunter clients
brought a custom knife and dressed an entire moose without sharpening
it. He began working with noted Alaskan knifemaker John Shore, who took
Russ into his shop and showed him how to grind. He began making his own
line of knives in 1997, and his custom catalog shows a range of fixed
blade knives, including Bowie and Camp Knives, Fillet Knives, Hunters,
Fighters and Boot Knives, all available with a variety of exotic handles
and with engraving. He is the designer of the CRKT Bear Claw, Big Eddy,
hunting knives including our Pro Hunters, 30-30, and Surf 'N Turf, plus
the Kommer Fulcrum, I.F.B. and ExiTool. He says, "I set out to make a
quality knife that would perform and be comfortable to handle. I have
found knifemaking to be my calling, and would like to thank all the
people who have helped me along the way!"