EDC Hand Tools

QuickDraw Dual-Use Utility Knife

More Utility

The Quickdraw XLR is a rugged new take on the folding utility knife. It fits both standard and special XLR retractable blades with added handy functions, too.

Typical utility knives can be one-note. So that’s why we were drawn to this multi-use one. The durable design has quick blade access in both open and closed positions, as
well as a recessed wire stripper and a blade snap-off built in.

This knife’s usefulness is enhanced by its safety measures, too. The extra-long blade completely retracts, and a locking mechanism keeps the knife from flipping open or closed when the blade is extended. Plus, you don’t need any tools to change the blade, so it’s easier to ensure you’ve always got a sharp one on-hand.

Whether you’re working on a project or carrying one on camping trips, you’ll find plenty of uses for this well-designed tool.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jim
    Jim

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce EDC Hand Tools to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Erik
    Erik
    7/31/2017 10:52 AM

    Hi, Jim! Looks like a great tool. Not clear on whether it only takes proprietary blades or can use blades available at my local hardware store. Can you clarify?

    Thanks!

  • Gina
    Gina
    7/31/2017 11:24 AM

    @Erik I too would like to know about replacement blades...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/31/2017 11:45 AM

    Hi Gina and Erik, you can use standard utility blades when it comes time to replace OR you can use the proprietary blades. A win-win.

  • Erik
    Erik
    7/31/2017 11:54 AM

    @Mike Great! Just place my order!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/31/2017 11:55 AM

    Awesome!

  • Francis
    Francis
    7/31/2017 11:02 AM

    Hi Jim,

    In your next version....might be a nice added safety feature if the blade automatically retracts when you take your finger off of the blade slide

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/31/2017 11:46 AM

    Like the tape in a tape measure? Very cool idea, Francis.

  • Frank
    Frank
    7/31/2017 3:30 PM

    @Mike that is actually not a good idea. There is nothing less useful than a knife that has to be held in a certain position to be used. As a left handed person and also semi ambidextrous , I can tell you that sometimes you just have to hold a tool in a non standard way to use it. The blade of a knife needs to be out or not out. That is all. If you are worried about cutting yourself with a knife , use scissors.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/31/2017 3:46 PM

    I think something as simple as a button on top, where it would be held regardless of handedness, could be feasible. But what do I know? I'm no product inventor. For now, I think EDC offers a safer, more functional alternative to your standard utility knife.

  • Frank
    Frank
    7/31/2017 3:48 PM

    @Mike it just occurred to me to ask: can you open it with one hand? Like , push the button and swing it open to get that extra length....some times your one hand is full and you need to get your knife open and one hand opening to me is crucial. I mean I will not buy a knife that takes two hands to deploy the blade.

  • Doug
    Doug
    7/31/2017 11:04 AM

    For me, the ease of operation doesn't justify a $30 price tag. But it looks like a decent product and I wish you luck with it.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/31/2017 11:47 AM

    Thanks, Doug! The ease of operation is part of it, but there is also a built-in wire cutter and enhanced safety features.

  • Jim
    Jim – Special Guest
    7/31/2017 12:57 PM

    @Mike

    This utility knife is the best build with the most versatility. The handle scales are FRN. The have nested steel liners and the knife is put together with T6 & T10 fasteners. The blade carrier has a magnet built into it to secure the blade and keep it from rattling inside the unit. All painted surfaces are a ceramic backed-on coating for maximum durability and corrosion resistance. Finally, the exclusive patented feature allows user blade access in either the folded or unfolded position.

  • Frank
    Frank
    7/31/2017 3:37 PM

    @Jim I like this knife a lot. I am a retired lineman and a great believer in the razor knife as pocket knife for work. I also now work part time in my utility's stock room so opening cartons and cutting packing tape is a big part of my day. We also cut a lot of rope in our work. Your knife is very innovative and I think it's worth the money. I would probably buy one. I just have to think about it a bit. Probably get one of my kids to buy it for me as a Xmas present. ;-)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/31/2017 3:51 PM

    It does not take two hands to deploy the blade because you can do that with the knife in a folded position. However, unfolding to access the wire cutter would likely require the use of a second hand.

  • KENNETH
    KENNETH
    7/31/2017 11:23 AM

    Hi Jim... products looks great a little pricey though. Can you store the extra back-up blades in it? That would be a plus.

  • Jim
    Jim – Special Guest
    7/31/2017 12:51 PM

    @KENNETH

    Hello, we do not currently have on-board blade storage. Each of the 5-point snap-off blades (3 come with every purchase) are equivalent to 2.5 of your standard blades so it's like having multiple blades, but in just one blade.

  • Arthur
    Arthur
    7/31/2017 3:11 PM

    Jim

    I am wondering whether this utility knife uses standard blades or if they are extra long or something?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/31/2017 3:47 PM

    It uses both, Arthur. You can't go wrong with standard blades or EDC's specially designed extra-long blades.

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