Leatherman Raptor

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by stg58, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    This looks like it may find its way into my med bag.

    Any feedback?

    Raptor - Leatherman Multi-Tools

    The Leatherman Raptor features the necessary tools for uniformed professionals to safely and quickly go to work in an emergency situation. Developed with the input of special operations medics, EMTs and fire professionals, the Raptor has just the right balance of multipurpose features for medical-specific ops without an overkill of tools to complicate sometimes life-threatening situations.

    • 420HC Stainless Steel Folding Medical Shears
    • Strap Cutter
    • Ring Cutter
    • Ruler (5 cm)
    • Oxygen Tank Wrench
    • Carbide Glass Breaker

    • Stainless Steel
    • Glass-filled Nylon Handle Scales
    • MOLLE Compatible Injection-molded Polymer Holster
    • Lanyard Hole
    • Replaceable Pocket Clip
    • 25-Year Warranty

    • 1.9 in | 4.8 cm (Shear Length)
    • 5 in | 12.7 cm (Closed Length)
    • 5.8 oz | 164 g (Weight)

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  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Looks pretty good. I would also look at whatever Gerber has. I tend to like gerber better for feel than Leatherman. I carry the Gerber multi-tool as EDC.
  3. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    how much does it cost???
    i think it is a pretty cool concept
  4. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    somewhere between 450.00 AND $70.00
  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey


    As a former Volunteer EMT I vote no.

    I did service to my fellow man/woman until AIDS hit and when the Medical Community lied to us( I could not prove it yet but I knew what AIDS was/did in England) I bowed out, better to save my family than to infect them.

    In short, Blood Born Pathogens means the tool is useless until autoclaved, once it has been used on the injured i.e. cut off bloody clothes etc. Better to buy 2 or 3 scissors and then a Gerber.

    Just my .02.

    Witch Doctor 01 likes this.
  6. phishi

    phishi Psy-Ops Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    In my experience, trauma shears are an item that need to be readily available, not something that needs to be unfolded before use. My personal bag has both a multi tool and a trauma shear. The weight penalty is negligible, and I find being able to access the shear with one hand to be a great advantage in an emergency.

    I don't agree with HK User concerning blood borne pathogens and trauma shears. While trauma shears can be autoclaved, all I do with mine is wipe them down with the wipes provided by the organization that I work for. This meets the criteria established by a major health provider for dealing with biohazard that is present on equipment.

    Just my .02.
  7. natshare

    natshare Monkey+++

    Here's my take on it.....for whatever's it's worth!

    I'd look at this as a matter of what functions this tool serves, versus the cost. Let's see:
    • 420HC Stainless Steel Folding Medical Shears Handy, but you can buy decent medical shears for <$10 on Amazon
    • Strap Cutter Personally, I'd just as soon have a folding knife with this, and the glass breaker. Cheap ones can be <$20
    • Ring Cutter I realize the usage of this tool, but wonder at the worth of it, or how often you'd actually use it?
    • Ruler (5 cm) Any decent multi-tool has a similar ruler built in.....and a dollar bill is just over 6" long. Not sure if you'd use it, ever.
    • Oxygen Tank Wrench Pretty sure I could live without this feature.
    • Carbide Glass Breaker See my comment above, about the strap cutter.
    So basically, for less than half price, you can set yourself up with similar features, albeit NOT within a single tool. I'd say this is designed more for a coolness factor, than actual usefulness. Again, just my 2-cents.
    ghrit likes this.
  8. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    good points but what multi tool is not for the coolness factor??? its the same shit on all of them ...
    And lets not get started on flash lights !!!!
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