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Columbia River 2050 McGowan MAK-1 Firefighter's Rescue Tool 3" Blade

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Part Number: CR2050
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2050: McGowan M.A.K.-1 (Multiple Access Knife)
Columbia River Knife & Tool

James McGowan is 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 and Extrik-8-R emergency rescue tools, based on the day-to-day needs of professional firefighters, rescue workers, EMTs, police Special Response Teams, and military operators.

The M.A.K.-1 (Multiple Access Knife) is a rescue and rapid entry knife, made of tough 3Cr13 stainless steel. It 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 when wearing gloves. They can be removed for cleaning.

The M.A.K.-1 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.

The satin finish M.A.K.-1 2050 comes complete with a custom Cordura sheath which will hold a shove knife and an Extrik-8-R tool.
  • Blade: Length: 3.0" (76 mm)
  • Thickness: 0.20" (5.0 mm)
  • Steel: 3Cr13, 52-55 HRC
  • Weight: 10.0 oz. (283 g)
  • Knife: Overall Length: 10.0" (254 mm)
  • Sheath: Cordura
  • Weight: 3.2 oz. (91 g)

UPC Code: 794023205008

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5 out of 5
Dallas, Tx
Aug 02, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality
Cons: None
Useful emergency tool to keep in the car or for forced-opening of doors, windows or anything else. Good quality; solid but not too heavy. Good blade on straight edge, with pry/chisel edges on end and angled edge.
4 out of 5
George M
Jupiter, Fl
Oct 09, 2012
Pros: Weight, Handle Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
great tool for every firefighter
Simple, strong, easy to clean this knife has not left my side. Whether it is for light prying on an alarm panel or popping glass--great design by a firefighter who has obviously put a lot of thought into this tool.
4 out of 5
Ed C
Virginia Beach Va
Nov 14, 2011
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Primary use is for prying and marking during installation of wall mounted computer equipment in a hospital. The weight is excellent, no fears of bending or breaking. Cutting edge holds an edge well. Would rather that this version came with the Kydex sheath.
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