Tool Logic's SL Pro

The SL Pro is a folding knife including a flashlight and an emergency whistle.

The knife has a 3'' blade made of 420J2 Stainless steel with a bead blast finish or a black titanium oxide coating. The blade is 50 percent straight and 50 percent serrated to make it more functional, it cuts well and can be easily opened with one hand using the thumbhole. When opened it locks in place using a framelock mechanism.

The knife handle is made of Zytel plastic and incorporates at the end an emergency signal whistle that is not as strong as ad-hoc emergency whistles but certainly enough to get attention.

The top of the handle has a holder for a LED flashlight, the flashlight is interesting because it can be removed from the knife and there are several options for the opposite end of the flashlight, you can get it with a magnetic rotative swivel, you can get it with a firesteel firestarter, a cuff key and other interesting options. We assume you will be able to buy a sepparate flashlight with a different end and use the one you prefer as a modular system. The version we tested came with the magnetic swivel end that you can use to attach the light to any metallic object and use it as a task light. The tool comes with a pocket clip for pocket carry and a lanyard hole.

Neither the knife, the whistle or the flashlight are the best in each category but they work well and we liked the combination of a knife a light and a whistle in a small folding pocketable knife.

You can read more information and get it for $60 from Tool Logic's website.

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