The CRKT MAK-1 (Multiple Access Knife) is a rescue and rapid entry knife, made of tough 3Cr13 stainless steel. The Columbia River M.A.K.-1 Knife has a blunt chisel pry-bar tip for opening doors and windows and a Razor-Sharp knife edge suitable for heavy cutting or hacking tasks. The heavily textured and grooved G10 scales offer an aggressive grip and allow control of the knife when wearing gloves, and can be removed for cleaning.
Designed with EMT and rescue use in mind, the CRKT M.A.K.-1 Knife gives two window-breaking options. A twist breaker groove allows controlled breaking of automobile side windows, while a carbide tip butt breaker allows smashing of building windows or automotive back glass. An 8mm groove functions as a wrench for disconnecting GM-style side terminal batteries. A reflective orange paracord lanyard is included with the CRKT MAK-1.
The Columbia River Knife & Tool M.A.K.-1 Rescue Knife was designed by James McGowan, a professional firefighter in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Due to his passion for the outdoors, he started making "hard working knives" and joined the Canadian Knifemakers' Guild in 1998. Drawing from his extensive real-life fire and rescue experiences, he has designed the CRKT production M.A.K.-1 emergency rescue tool, based on the day-to-day needs of professional firefighters, rescue workers, EMTs, police Special Response Teams, and military operators.
CRKT 2050: CRKT McGowan MAK-1 Multiple Access Knife - The satin finish M.A.K.-1 2050 comes complete with a custom high-strength nylon fabric sheath which will hold a shove knife and an Extrik-8-R tool.
CRKT 2050K: CRKT McGowan M.A.K.-1 Multiple Access Knife, Black - a special model designed for military and police use in non-reflective black finish with a black lanyard and a custom multi-function Kydex sheath which will hold an Extrik-8-R tool.