Leatherman Raptor Trauma Shears – My Review

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Have you used these Leatherman Raptor Shears before? If so, let me know what you think in the comments below if you haven’t continue reading.

As you may know, there are a lot of tools that I enjoy using. I have found some tools to make the job much more convenient. Working as a first responder for many years, all the help you can get is very welcoming. These Raptor Shears are one that just simply makes your job a lot easier.

I quickly realized I was using shears more often than I wanted to admit. One thing I’ve found is you cannot just pull out a pocket knife and cut someone’s pants or even a vehicles seat belt (first of all your knife needs to be sharp, also it would suck if you slipped and your knife cut the subject you are trying to help).

I started looking for a better tool for the job. I noticed a few of my local medics had a cool looking foldable contraption attached to their pants. I later found out it was the next piece of equipment I purchased, the Leatherman Raptor Shears. To sum it up, these things are amazing.

If you have questions or are curious about this fantastic piece of equipment, continue reading.

If you use the Raptor Shears, let me know what you think in the comments below!

What Are These Things?

Raptor Shears In Closed Position - Wilde Escape

The Leatherman Raptor shears are a multipurpose tool. There are six tools, and the impressive part is that they have designed them to fold easily. Allowing this tool to be stored in half the size.

The shears can be attached to your pocket with an included clip on the side (how I carry them). They also have a polymer holster that you can use with a molle compatible bag (I have this attached to the outside of my bag, so I know if they are not in my pocket where they are located).

Without getting into all the features, that is next, and you can get to some of the crucial tools with smooth one-hand operation, such as the seatbelt cutter.

A cool feature about the polymer holster, you can store the shears in the collapsed or fully extended version. Allowing you to store them in either position quickly. Having the ability to have multiple options is one way this tool can appeal to many different folks (not just first responders)

Raptor Shears Seat belt cutter - Wilde EscapeFeatures

Let’s get to the part you have been waiting for. What features does this “Amazing Tool” have to offer!

First off, I think it’s important to mention that I have cut all types of clothing, leather, seat belts, nails, rings, and much more with these shears.

I will go as far as to say these even cut through most everything like a hot knife through butter!

As I enjoy having cool gear, it has been fun to see what else they will cut. I have tested the pair I own on some random things. So far, they have not disappointed. I have also demonstrated to my coworkers that often ask, “What is that cool looking tool you have?”

Due to discussing these shears with many people, I decided this review. I hope to get them to read this, yes that might be you!

So what are the features of these shears? Well, let’s get to it!

These are the medical shears I’m sure you have seen before. Only these have a whole lot more uses. Not only that, but these Leatherman Raptor Sheers look a lot cooler than the original ones you see medics carrying!

And they are much safer to keep in your pocket. As I mentioned above, I have found these shears can cut practically anything you throw at them.

To include some of the features here:Raptor Shears - Wilde Escape

  • These shears are made out of 420 stainless steel
  • Have a glass-filled nylon handle
  • A lanyard hold, if you need it
  • My favorite is a replaceable pocket clip
  • The best part, these shears are made in the USA
  • Have an incredible 25-year warranty!

You want to know about more features, okay, here you go:

  • Very Sharp Scissors
  • Strap Cutter (I’ve used on seatbelts numerous times)
  • Ring Cutter (I have used this, and it works!)
  • Ruler (small but I guess it would work if you needed it)
  • Oxygen Tank Wrench (nice to have)
  • Carbide Glass Breaker
  • And all of this is in 5.8 oz or 164 grams!

As with anything good in life, there is always a negative. The only con for these that you might say is the cost of them too. If you buy it full price, you are looking at $79.95. That is a bit of a price tag, but most of the gear that is quality does have a higher price tag.

I waited to purchase mine, you remember from the best store ever. And, if you don’t have a membership with them, you are missing out. I was able to use my dividend, so they technically didn’t cost me anything! How amazing is that!

Great Practical Uses

Leatherman has made these Raptor Shears with practical uses without going overboard.

Most of the time I forget they are there, but I am happy when I need them. Having all this in an excellent small package makes this tool a daily carry when I’m at work. The side pocket clip is what makes this simple and effective. They are easy to carry, and I’ve had people ask if they could borrow them.

Not going to happen!

I tend to guide you to items and places that I like. For this one, I was going to try and do my first product review video. My idea was not only to show this tool but also to explain all the fantastic features. Then I remembered someone else already did it (I watched his video before buying this product myself). So, it didn’t take me long to realize that there is no need for me to recreate the wheel.

If you haven’t checked out The Urban Prepper, I suggest you do. He has made an amazing and very well done a video on them. Not only is he a great guy, but I also got to meet him at the 2019 Shot Show. He does some extremely detailed product review videos and provides a ton of useful information.

Check out the video below. Or you can check out The Urban Prepper’s Raptor Shears review here. I know you will not be disappointed!

Conclusion

If you are skipping to the end, or just skimming this article, my advice for the Raptor Shears, Get This Tool!

Yes, this is something that I have used a lot and is one that I highly recommend.

I purchased mine, many years ago, at the best outdoors store ever (I might be biased), click here to see where.

The ones that I have, pictured in this post, have gone through a lot of use. I’m sure you will notice they still look great!

If you are just reading this summary, Leatherman also has a fantastic warranty, but I have yet to need to use it. I also make sure that I wash them regularly (even more often now, and depending on what I last used them for).

I feel that gadgets and tools are always cool and fun to learn about. But when you have one that also makes your job easier, it’s a no brainer.

Buy them and see how awesome they are for yourself. Or ask someone you see carrying these shears, I have yet to hear someone have buyers remorse after purchasing this tool.

Have you used the Leatherman Raptor Shears yourself? Better yet, have you recently purchased them? 

I want to hear with you think, let me know in the comments below!

Raptor Shears Open Position - Wilde Escape

Do you think I left anything out on this review? Do you have any additional questions about this tool? Feel free to ask away, and I’m here for anyone that has further questions.

The questions you ask could not only help others but will help me in future reviews.


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