Rescue or Response: Which Raptor is Right for You?

Leatherman Raptor being used to cut cord

Rescue or Response: which Raptor is right for you?

The Raptor® Shears series of multi-tools combine trauma shears with additional features, so you’re always prepared. From emergency response to the everyday, the Raptor Family are your go-to multipurpose shears. We have two Raptor shears to choose from, the Raptor Response and Raptor Rescue.

Both feature foldable, powerful, stainless-steel shears, a ruler, an oxygen tank wrench (U.S. Standard), and a ring cutter. And of course, both are backed by our 25-year warranty.
Each Raptor is unique and designed for a few specific purposes, so if you’re not sure which one to choose, keep reading to determine the right one for you.

THE RAPTOR RESCUE—FOR CRITICAL EMERGENCIES

Our original emergency shears, the and Leatherman Raptor Rescue was developed by carefully consulting with special operations medics, EMTs, and fire professionals to determine what they need most in a life-threatening situation. It’s especially well-suited for people who do extractions (like firefighters and special operations medics) and need a full-size pair of folding shears with additional features. Anyone can use it, of course, and many people did (it’s one of our most popular multi-tools). Perfect for your car emergency kit or glove compartment.

Key Features

1. Strong, Durable Shears
Slice through tough materials fill full-size, portable shears that are made to hold up to the toughest jobs.

2. Carbide Glass Breaker
Break windshields and windows with the rugged carbide glass breaker.

3. Strap Cutter
Quickly cut through seatbelts and straps with this useful feature.

THE RAPTOR RESPONSE—FOR EVERYDAY PREPAREDNESS

We saw a need for a lighter and more practical set of high-quality shears, so we created the Raptor Response. Designed for EMTs, first responders, and guides, it’s a go-to tool for professionals but works just as well for everyone. It’s perfect for adding it to an at-home first-aid kit, or keeping it in your camping gear. Think of it as your everyday emergency preparedness tool that fits into your first aid kit or go-bag and is easily carried everywhere with the pocket clip.

Key Features

1. Extra Tough Shears
The durable 420HC steel shears have a sharp blade and a micro-serrated blade to slice through things without slipping or binding.

2. Foldable & Compact
Only 4.3 inches when it’s closed and weighing 5.5 ounces, these foldable shears are easy to carry.

3. Comfortable Handles

The handle grips are contoured and finished with ceramic coating, so they’re easy to hold in the garden or for everyday uses.

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