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Posted: 9/20/2009 4:17:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:18:34 PM EST by armoredsaint]
Someone smarter, tell me why this knife is so damn expensive?
$423!!!



http://www.lapolicegear.com/sullawenutkn.html

The Surefire L.E.O. Law Enforcement Utility Knife was designed with the needs of law enforcement and military professionals in mind. This rugged titanium-framed folder features a durable, locking drop-point steel blade, which can be quickly opened with its integral finger guard or thumb stud. The blade has a ground-in flathead screwdriver that's perfect for attaching or removing license plates. A low-profile flex-cuff cutter, which snaps neatly into the frame when not in use, cuts through both flex-cuffs and zip-ties, and a strong, reversible pocket clip keeps the L.E.O. positioned in your pocket or tac vest the way you're most comfortable with, so you can get it out smoothly and quickly.

Features:
  • CRUCIBLE CPM S30V STEEL BLADE for strength and superior edge retention. Polished to a smooth finish to help prevent adhesion of corrosive substances.
  • TITANIUM FRAME LOCK provide structural strength and durability.
  • FLEX-CUFF CUTTER cuts through flex-cuffs and zip-ties up to .375" wide and .125" thick.
  • INTEGRAL FINGER GUARD protects your finger from the blade and serves as a quick-open mechanism.
  • THUMB STUD for quick opening.
  • CORD/HARNESS CUTTER for quickly cutting through seatbelts, harnesses, webbing, parachute cord, etc.
  • INTEGRAL FLAT-BLADE SCREWDRIVER for attaching or removing license plates.
  • AMBIDEXTROUS POCKET CLIP lets you choose knife position in pocket or tac vest.

  • Length Closed: 5.25 inches
  • Length Open: 8.62 inches
  • Blade Length: 3.37 inches
  • Weight: 5.9 ounces

  • Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:22:52 PM EST
    I have no clue.
    Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:24:15 PM EST
    The Name SureFire

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    Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:24:30 PM EST
    "Surefire"





    I fucking love their lights, but I just bust out laughing at the price of their knives.
    Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:25:22 PM EST
    Originally Posted By SwatDawg15:
    The Name SureFire

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    this
    Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:25:39 PM EST
    Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:29:12 PM EST
    Marketed towards LE agencies with large budgets to spend?
    Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:31:23 PM EST
    [Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:31:53 PM EST by gonzo_beyondo]
    "SureFire".


    It's good stuff material-wise, but I've purchased nicer knives made of same same for $200 and under.

    With names like "Spyderco". I like that one better.
    Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:34:14 PM EST
    That first sentence adds 100 bucks to the price.

    What's so special about having a flat blade screwdriver for removing license plates? The same thing goes for having a special cutter for cutting through seatbelts. You have knife. What more do you need?

    Personally, I like the razor blade knives that take the replaceable utility blades. They get dull just reverse them. The second edge gets dull, throw it out and get a new one. I realize it isn't tacticool like this one, but if I lose it I don't go ballistic like I would if I lost a $400+ knife.
    Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:36:07 PM EST
    The knife steel doubles as an 87 lumen light

    It's also bullet proof and has a 45 degree blade



    Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:45:38 PM EST
    Surefire lights, suppressors - great

    Surefire everything else - not so great
    Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:48:29 PM EST
    [Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:50:34 PM EST by tommyrich]
    breakdown of $423

    Surefire = $200
    titanium = $100

    quality S30V folder = $123


    there you have it.

    eta: I only paid $120 for a Gerber 06 Auto with S30V blade
    Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:51:07 PM EST
    Originally Posted By ampn:
    Marketed towards LE agencies with large budgets to spend?


    No.


    Marketed towards LE agencies at a price that will cover the cost of getting a pretty-boy "operator" type to get dirty, sweaty, and act like he's straining to cut a seatbelt from an overturned car, a photographer, and a full page ad in 30 different magazines for a year.
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