Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, None
Cons: Materials, Overall Quality
Test before using in the field
It's a well thought-out tool, but the quality out of the box was lacking. Your experience may vary, but ensure to test your tool before using it in the field.-The hook was very dull out of the box (it had difficulty cutting just one of the internal strands in 550 cord). Turns out that it had burrs from the factory. I sharpened it using the "sandpaper wrapped around a pencil technique" (look up "How to sharpen a rescue hook" on Youtube for details) and now it cuts well. 440C steel is fine for this purpose; Benchmade uses the same steel on their rescue hooks and they're incredible. I expected better performance from the Tek-Tool out of the box though, especially from a company owned by someone with EMS experience. We need to be able to trust our tools to perform, not be performing maintenance on them right out of the box.-Contrary to the product video by Statgear, the window breaker is NOT carbide, just a steel tip. It does break glass though when I tested, but it required more force than a carbide breaker. It will also dull faster than carbide, so this will not last for many window breaks.-Both the oxygen tank wrench and smartphone stylus features work well. However I found the two ends can come unscrewed a little too easily.-The tool is light due to its aluminum construction and relatively thin (about the same size as a Sharpie marker), so it's easy to carry. It would work well as an EDC duty tool, but I wouldn't trust it without a backup (I carry a Res-Q-Me as well).Again, it's a good tool after I touched it up, but it was a little disappointing that I couldn't trust it out of the box. I'm glad that I found out the tool's problems and fixed them ahead of time, instead of finding out the hard way when I actually need it to perform in the field and lives are on the line.