Reviewed by Guest Reviewer Chris T.
Tonights review is of the Wilson Cop Tool.
Designed in collaboration with American Handgunner editor Roy Huntington, his 20+ years as a street cop and Wilson Tactical’s manufacturing experience have resulted in an important new design. Made of 3/16” D2, the COP Tool can be used as a pry bar — something any cop understands — without worrying about breakage. The chisel tip and thumb divot make it a handy scraping tool, perfect for license plate year tabs, evidence gathering and more. The serrations will cut much longer than a standard edge — without needing to be sharpened. The seatbelt cutter makes it a must for LE and EMT personnel, and does double-duty for cutting lightweight line. The cord wrap handle gives a positive grip and the exposed steel butt acts as a glass-breaker or pounding tool. The sheath is designed to be carried on your inner belt — under your duty belt — keeping it out of the way until deployed. The Wilson Tactical COP Tool is a perfect partner for anyone in need of a tough tool for the kinds of chores you encounter daily. Whether you’re a cop, EMT, truck driver, soldier or simply appreciate versatility and quality in a useful tool, the Wilson Tactical COP Tool is a solid addition to your bag of options
I received the Cop Tool as a gift for my academy graduation.
I have to say that this is a well made tool, strong, functional and well thought out. I have used it multiple times to force open doors and it performed as advertised! I used it to cut out windows to gain entry when breaking glass would have made too much noise. The serrated edge cuts through almost anything with ease.
The sheath is made of kydex with a loop/snap to secure it on my duty belt. The sheath holds the Cop Tool very securely, however; only having one option as to where to carry this is disappointing. This is the one area that I suggest improvement upon.
The tool itself shows almost no wear even after continued abuse and the sheath only shows minor wear around the button rivet holding the belt loop to the sheath and the open rivets around the outer edge. Even the paracord lashing around the handle shows almost no wear with nothing but minor ‘fuzzing’ on the tassel end. This tool is built to look good, function as it’s advertised and last.
Having to carry this around the already too clustered belt gets frustrating. An optional neck lanyard or a way to secure it on my ballistic vest would make this already great tool even better. Also on the tool is a seatbelt hook that’s razor sharp. The metal this is made of is very hard.
That being said unless you have access to special sharpening equipment the Cop Tool needs sent to Wilson Combat for sharpening which is the largest drawback I have seen thus far. On the plus side, I have had it for almost three years and haven’t had to send it back yet. The cost of the Cop Tool is around $140.00 depending on where you pick one up at, but it is definitely worth the money.
One thing that needs to be remembered though is that the Cop Tool is just that a tool. It isn’t designed for defense or offense but practicality.
Another thing that’s great about this tool is that it is entirely made in the U.S.A.
Overall, if given the choice I would most certainly purchase one of these again.
- Steel – D2
- Hardness – RC59-60
- Blade Length – 1 3/4″
- Blade Thickness – 3/16″
- Handle Length – 4 1/4″
- Overall Length – 6″
- Weight – 4 oz.
- Finish – Bead Blast
- Full Tang Construction
- Chisel Tip for Prying/Scraping
- Thumb Divots for Secure Grip
- Seat Belt Cutter
- Single Finger Groove
- Exposed Tang for Glass Breaking/Pounding
- Serrated Cutting Edge
- Kydex Sheath Designed to be Carried Between Inner Belt and Duty Belt
- Includes a Lanyard
- Scary Sharp Cutting Edge
- Handmade in USA