Maratac™ has decided to make the new Compact Trauma Shear for greater ease of portability with the same great quality and strength. These stainless super shears seem to cut just about everything. Usually they demonstrate these shears by cutting pennies but our legal department recommended against that. Designed and built for the medical industry they have way more uses that you could possibly imagine. These are the compact size (5.75 inches) shears. Nothing wimpy here. Autoclavable at 290°F should you need it surgically clean.
Divers carry them to clear themselves from entanglements from fishing lines and nets that aren't easily cleared with a knife. Gardeners will find them great for cutting off plastic nursery pots. Mechanics and handymen need them in their tool boxes for cutting who knows what. Climbers will find them perfect for removing bits of clothing that get sucked into their descending devices. Who wants to use a big knife near their life line. Cooks and kitchen workers will find them useful for poultry and cutting open large bags. Fishermen and hunters will find them very handy. EMTS & paramedics have used them for years to cut boots and even leather motorcycle jackets off their patients. Orthopedic technologists use them for preparing casting and splinting for their patients.
Order a couple of pairs for your first aid kit, and your tool kit too.
I have a couple pairs of utility scissors like this but have been disappointed with them. Knowing the quality of CountyComm/Maratac products, I decided to try the Orange Compact Trauma Shears. Although the they look like the other two pairs I purchased at a dollar store and drug store, upon closer inspection and usage, the Maratac version is much better. They are smoother and the blade is sharper than the other two. I bought the orange model to make it easier to spot in a hurry.
My wife carries them every day and uses them often. If they get lost I will have to order another pair.
Perfect size shears for my blow out kit. I could not tell a difference in the functionality of the smaller shears over the standard size.
I use my Compact Trauma Shears several times every night to cut through all kinds of worn out belt material. Rubber, nylon, plastic even kevlar are no match for these awesome little choppers. I used to use my knife to remove worn out belts and I worried all the time about cutting myself. All the other cutting tools I've tried were difficult to use in the confined areas I work in but these shears have made removing old belts almost fun!