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 Features1. 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 Features1. 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.
Size CategoryFull-SizeLength1.9 in. | 4.8 cm.Closed Length5 in. | 12.7 cm.Open Length8.0 in. | 20.3 cm.Weight5.8 oz. | 164 g.Overall Thickness.67 in. | 1.7 cm.Width1.9 in. | 4.8 cm.Height-Depth-Band Width-Circumference-Bezel Diameter-Material Names for Search420HC Stainless Steel,Glass-filled Nylon,CarbideAwlBit DriversBladesCutters420HC Stainless Steel Folding ShearsStrap CutterRing CutterFilesOpenersPliersRulerRuler (5 cm)ScissorsScrewdriversWire WorkWrenchesOxygen Tank WrenchOtherCarbide Glass BreakerWire Cutters-Pliers-Wire Cutters-Pliers-ColorBlue/BlackCoyote/BlackSpecial Edition AquaBlackRedBlueOrange/BlackGreenCoyote TanSheathUtility HolsterCompatible Accessories
Size CategoryFull-SizeLength1.9 in. | 4.8 cm.Closed Length4.3 in. | 10.9 cm.Open Length7.25 in. | 18.4 cm.Weight5.5 oz. | 157 g.Overall Thickness.85 in. | 2.16 cm.Width1.7 in. | 4.3 cm.Height-Depth-Band Width-Circumference-Bezel Diameter-Material Names for SearchStainless Steel,Cerakoted AluminumAwlBit DriversBladesCutters420HC Stainless Steel Folding ShearsRing CutterFilesOpenersPliersRulerRuler (5 cm)ScissorsScrewdriversWire WorkWrenchesOxygen Tank WrenchOtherWire Cutters-Pliers-Wire Cutters-Pliers-ColorGrayCrimsonNavySheath-Compatible Accessories