Smith and Wesson, S&W HRT (Hostage Rescue Team) knives: Many are designed by Darrel Ralph, some by Stewart Taylor-all designed to meet the specific needs of Military and Law Enforcement applications. S&W HRT knives are designed for quick deployment and are available in a variety of designs from fixed blades to folders-all of which utilize high tech materials in the construction of blades, handles and sheaths.
What is HRT? From the FBI Official site, the HRT mission is to: Servare Vitas - "To Save Lives". The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), part of the Tactical Support Branch of CIRG (Critical Incident Response Group), is a full time, national-level tactical team, headquartered in Quantico, Virginia. The mission of the HRT is to be prepared to deploy to any location within four hours of notification by the Director of the FBI or his designated representative, and conduct a successful rescue of United States persons and others who may be held illegally by a hostile force, either terrorist or criminal in nature. The HRT is also prepared to deploy to any location and perform other law enforcement activities as directed by appropriate authorities.