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Trending: Leatherman Raptor

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Bernard Capulong
Trending: Leatherman Raptor

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Our readers had their eye on the Leatherman Raptor multi-purpose shears this past week. While a set of trauma shears might not be the kind of tool you'd initially picture when you think of a Leatherman, they can be an essential part of an emergency services personnel's carry, first aid kit, or in emergency bag. Some of our readers even vouch for its everyday functionality as well for tasks around the house or outdoors. That's because the Raptor offers a unique toolset in its 420HC stainless steel medical shears, ring cutter, oxygen wrench, rescue hook/seatbelt cutter, and carbide glass breaker tip.

These US-made shears also collapse down to a compact 5" length and come equipped with a pocket clip for ease of carry. For easier access and quicker deployment, you can also carry the Raptor in its open configuration with Leatherman's included polymer holster for a belt or PALS webbing. The Leatherman Raptor now comes in several new colors as well, ranging from your typical tactical tones to hi-vis green, blue, or red options. Check them all out at the link below.

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Bernard Capulong

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About the Author
Bernard Capulong is an everyday carry (EDC) gear expert, entrepreneur, all-around nerd, and the founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com—the largest online community for EDC gear enthusiasts. Since founding Everyday Carry in 2009, he’s built over a decade of experience in the industry, reviewing and highlighting brands and products, including pocket knives, flashlights, wallets, watches, bags, pens, and much more.

Bernard is known for bringing everyday carry out of obscurity and into the mainstream, having been published or featured in various publications such as GQ, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, VICE, HYPEBEAST, Outside, and many others. He has also played a part in curating, designing, and developing digital and physical products, resulting in successful crowdfunding projects or limited edition collaboration products with established softgoods brands. He stays on the pulse of the EDC industry by attending trade shows, participating in online interest communities, and actively engaging with fellow gear enthusiasts on social media.

In addition to being the editor-in-chief and main social media personality for EverydayCarry.com, Bernard is an avid gearhead and collector in general. His personal collections span technical bags, fountain pens, digital cameras, retro gaming hardware, personal hi-fi audio gear, and mechanical wristwatches, to name a few. Bernard Capulong is a prominent figure and trusted authority in the everyday carry industry with a career dedicated to helping people discover this hobby and stay prepared with quality gear.

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