Shears are marked "Maratac™ stainless steel" and exhibit Maratac's usual attention to detail. These are truly top shelf tools.
These are your basic full size EMT / paramedic super shear with a couple major twists. We had the blades made with a black durable passivated low-light finish on the stainless steel blades. The handles are made of impact resistant composite in ACU (army combat uniform) grey color. Their uses in the real world are limitless. Besides their obvious first aid uses, they also cut flex-cuffs off prisoners, open burlap bags when searching for contraband, open MREs and they even cut coins. WMD specialists always have a couple pairs with them. Labeled "Maratac™ stainless steel".
One of our med customer said
" I’m an ER doctor, I’ve been in medicine in some form for over 20 years and your Maratac shears are the best I’ve found. " Dr. Joe
these are excellent shears. i just retired after 4 years in practice. these are incredibly well made. they cut amazingly easily and securely. i have used a bunch of these that were pretty worthless, the hinge is very secure in these. i can't speak to their durability, yet. But, they give no indication of any hint of potential for failure. I bought these to test them for stocking stuffers for my kids, i am going to make the purchase.
Charles P (Hialeah, US)
Good basic shears at a good price
Not sure why there are so many "thumbs down" comments on all of the reviews; several are actually helpful but oh well. They work well for cutting lots of things from wire, small cable, and paracord to cloth/clothing (I tested them on old clothes). The serrations on the blade provide very effective cutting, and the rivet holding the blades together is tight and keeps the blades together for consistent cutting. The non-reflective coating holds up well, and for the low price make them a good bargain.
Tee Dee (Halethorpe, US)
LOVE the different handle colors!
High quality item- Built to do hard work. LOVE the different handle colors. VERY satisfied with this purchase!
robin riley (Spring, US)
Bought 2 pairs of these shears. one for the workshop and one for travel carry on. They are sharp and rugged and make cutting tasks neat and easy. Highly recommended.