The Antonini Knives SOS ARA XL just might be the perfect rescue knife. Maybe you haven’t heard of Antonini Knives, but they are an Italian based company who has been producing a wide variety of knives in the Maniago area since 1925. The SOS ARA XL has everything you could possibly need in a rescue knife, and at only 4.4 ounces it won’t overly weigh down your gear.
Featuring a 3.35” satin finished, partially serrated hawkbill with a rounded safety tip, this knife was created specifically as a tool that is “ideal for pulling and cutting at the same time.” The dull point on the hawkbill is an almost ingenious and unique idea in that you can use it to remove obstructions with lessened fear of injuring another person. It also features a built-in seat belt cutter, as well as a glass breaker tip.
The ambidextrous thumb studs and extra-large thumb hole enable an easy, ambidextrous opening even if the user is wearing gloves. The action is incredibly smooth, and the detente is very tight.
This knife also features dual locks. There’s a sturdy frame lock to lock the blade in place while it’s open and another lock to securely lock the blade in the closed position.
The orange anodized aluminum handle is a built sturdy 6082 T6 and will be highly visible in even the most vision impaired settings. It also features a 10.3mm lanyard hole which is large enough to attach a carabiner or rope.
Antonini Knives SOS ARA XL Details
- Hardened 440A, Satin Finished
- 3.35” Partially Serrated Hawkbill
- Rounded Safety Tip
- Orange Anodized 6082 T6 Aluminum Handle
- Ambidextrous Thumb Stud and Extra Large Thumb Hole Opening
- Double Frame Locks, Open and Closed
- Belt Cutter
- Glass Breaker
- 10.3mm Lanyard Hole
- Tip-Down Pocket Clip
- ¼” Bit Holder with Neodymium Magnet
- 5.5” Closed
- 8.5” Overall
- Made in Italy
Whether you’re a professional first responder, or a casual just-in-caser the Antonini Knives SOS ARA XL is a perfect knife to add to your collection. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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