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Knife Used to Save Life of 6-Year-Old Boy

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Doug Ritter (left) and Alan Romania (right) of Knife Rights congratulate Logan Simmons (center).

Thanks to a young man’s quick thinking and a pocketknife, a 6-year-old boy is alive and well in Flowery Branch, Georgia.

On June 25, Logan Simmons, 19, a Chick-Fil-A employee, noticed the youngster in a car choking on a seatbelt in the drive through. Climbing through the drive-through window, Logan pulled out his pocketknife and cut the boy free, saving his life.

As a result of Logan’s actions, Knife Rights awarded him the Knife Rights’ Carry a Knife – Save a Life Award™.

“Logan Simmons’ action to save a young child’s life is a dramatic testimony to the value of always carrying a knife,” said Doug Ritter of Knife Rights. “You never know when your knife will be the difference between life and death; these situations cannot be foreseen, as Logan discovered.

“There are still places in America where the pocketknife Logan used would be illegal to carry. Knife Rights is committed to ensuring that law-abiding Americans can carry whatever knife they want to be prepared for whatever challenges they may have to meet without irrational restrictions that do nothing to stop criminal activity.”

The Carry a Knife – Save a Life Award honors an individual who uses his or her EDC knife to save a life, demonstrating the practical advantages to always carrying a knife in order to be prepared for situations when a knife is invaluable—up to and including saving lives.

In addition to an award plaque, Knife Rights’ knife industry friends donated over $5,000 in EDC knives for Logan, including one-hand-opening folders, autos and fixed blades, all legal for him to carry in Georgia. The donors each donated two knives, one for Logan to display and one to carry.

In addition, Logan was presented with a Knife Rights Life Membership, a certificate for him to be Knife Rights’ and BLADE® Magazine’s VIP guest at BLADE Show 2020, and a certificate from W.A. Surls Knives and Pop’s Knife Supply of Braselton, Georgia, for a two-day knifemaking experience where Logan will make a knife from scratch with supplies provided by Pop’s.

Logan’s mother, Teri Simmons, also was presented with a number of pocketknives, recognizing that mothers make a difference. Logan’s co-workers at Chick-Fil-A also were given pocketknives to carry.

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