Winkler Knives Air Force Emergency Response Tool (AF-ERT)

Winkler Knives Air Force Emergency Response Tool (AF-ERT)
Winkler Knives is a limited production company that custom manufactures a diverse line of high performance edged tools. It was established in response to requests from within the SOF Community for specialized breaching tools and has become widely acclaimed for its no frills approach to tactical and rescue operations. Winkler Knives’ products boast attributes such as tapered or skeletonized tangs, no-glare finishes and multi-option carry systems. Each tool is made from specialty steel best suited to the intended use of the equipment. Our unique processes, executed by craftsmen under the direct supervision of Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler, result in handmade knives and axes without custom made prices.

Winkler Knives has had the honor of providing Team specific knives and axes to some of America’s most elite fighting forces since 2004. The Company’s history of producing custom-made cutlery, as well its origin in working with Special Operations, began long before that.

The AF-ERT was developed as an alternative to the ERT for more specialized use required by members of the US Air Force. It is an easy to carry and effective pry tool as well as 2 sizes of wrench (3/4” & ½”). We have also designed the tool so it can be a light hammer as well as incorporating a glass breaker in the head. The ERT is also effective for clearing jams in auto loading rifles. This compact and affordable tool is easy to carry in a bag or slipped into MOLLE Loops.

Tool Specifications

  • Tool steel: 80CrV2
  • Finish: Black oxide no-glare
  • Tool length: 9"
  • Tool thickness: 0.375 "
  • Head width: 2.125"
  • Handle width: 0.75"
  • Weight: 12 ounces
  • Country of Origin: USA

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