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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?


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.

  • 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

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

    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


    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]

    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?


    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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