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Style# 51046

Side Kick Rescue Tool

(11 Reviews)

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Purpose Built

The Side Kick Rescue Tool is a versatile and flexible multipurpose rescue knife for first responders and police officers. A combo edge chisel point blade excels at prying windows or doors, an integrated seatbelt cutter at the spine facilitates emergency automobile extractions, and an integrated oxygen key at the base of the blade provides utility for EMS professionals. Crafted from AUS 8 steel for maximum tensile strength, the Side Kick Rescue Tool can be carried nearly anywhere, and includes a break-away neck chain and reversible clip for multiple carry options. Whether you prefer a hip mounted seatbelt cutter for first response use or a side boot rescue tool for emergencies on patrol, the Side Kick Rescue Tool gives you the power to respond effectively.



  • Combo edge, chisel point blade
  • Seatbelt cutter at spine
  • Balanced skeletonized design
  • Integrated oxygen key
  • Sheath has removable/reversible clip
  • Hook and loop fastener wrap for secure boot carry
  • MOLLE/SlickStick™ compatible



  • AUS 8 steel
  • Mike Vellekamp design
  • 5.75" overall length
  • Blade is 2" long, 4mm thick
  • Includes breakaway neck chain


Ratings and Reviews


(based on 11 reviews)

93 %


Good alternative


from NSW

Good alternative to a rescue style folding knife and cheaper.
Single handed operation. Has better and more secure mounting features than a folding knife with clip.

5.11 need to offer it in a hi-viz colour or luminescence. Almost impossible to find if dropped in the field or off a roof at night.
A glass breaker at the base of the handle would add to its versatility.


very nice knife

By addington0341

from knoxvile IA

just picked it up today very well built the only thing is the sheath is really tight but with some breaking in it shouldn't be a problem.


vary nice knife

By the always prepared person

from southampton pa

vary nice knife the aus8 is a better steel due to the fact it has a high content of chromium, and vanadium. also I only have to sharpen it only a few times a month. the seat belt cutter has a great edge, and the serrations are great at not clogging up that pointed serrations. however it takes some use to deploy it faster once you have learned then you will be a pro.


5.11 excellent knife


from Austin, TX

Knife works great. I have read some reviews about loose holster and it doesn't work with boots etc etc etc. I have not found this to be the case. It fits perfectly in the concealed pocket on my 5.11 ATAC Shield boots. I use the velco that is provided just to ensure retention. The draw is smooth if you place your thumb on the sheath and rock back like it was designed. Perfect if your in the ground fighting position or trapped in your vehicle.


Knife came out of boot in scuffle

By Curt

from Clinton, Indiana

During a recent ground fight with a suspect my 5.11 boot knife fell out of the sheath. When I got back to the station I noticed it was gone from my boot. We went back to the scene and we were unable to locate it. I am sure someone picked it up since it is a nice knife. Overall this is a good knife and I would recommend it to anyone. Just be cautious of loosing it from the sheath.


Great knife, but major flaw.


from New Mexico

I purchased this to replace a similar product from another company that I lost at work.

The design of the knife is great, and has more features, including a stronger straight edge blade then my other one.
I've found that the grooves in the handle allow for paracord to be wrapped around as a grip, and I like that.
Hook knife is sharp and works well, i've used it multiple times before.
O2 wrench fits every bottle i've tried, contrary to reviews i've read in other sources.

Sheath fits the pocket in my 8 inch Taclite boots, and if you take care to click it into place, it will NOT come out accidentally (Which is how I lost my previous knife)

But there is a HUGE design flaw.
I CANNOT draw it cleanly. No matter what I try, the hook section gets caught up on the sheath, requiring an awkward rocking motion to draw.

I think in an emergency if I need to get to it immediately, this would cause an unacceptable delay, and i'm not too happy with that.

Beyond that, great product.


Side Kick Rescue Tool Review

By Steve

from UK

This is a very capeable well thought out rescue tool that wont let you down.


Side kick for sure

By j1801

from Trion, GA

I love this knife only downside is with the ATAC boot, it is designed for the removal of knife from sheath is very difficult without removing it completely from boot, but still performs as it describes love it oxgen key is perfect.


Good rescue knife

By Olivier Lacombe

from Montreal, Canada

Fits perfectly in my A.T.A.C. boots, I carry it around when I fly, hopefully I will never have to use it.


This is a great knfie

By Ace

from Waterboro ME

Great knife fits well in my boot. Slim fit so you hardly know its there. Feels good in hand very versatile tool.

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