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CRK9860: CST Combat Stripping Tool Fixed (2.13 Inch Replaceable Razor Blade) 9860
Columbia River (CRKT)
Even heroes need someone looking out for them. This one is for them.
The idea for the CST (Combat Stripping Tool) was born during a deployment as a combat medic assigned to a Forward Surgical Team in Northern Afghanistan. During intense life-and-death situations, sometimes trauma shears simply wouldn't get the job done, so Kelly L. Rodriguez designed this utility blade to pick up the slack. When everything is on the line, the CST is there to take control.
Army medic veteran Kelly L. Rodriguez designed the CST once she returned from Afghanistan to her hometown Fayetteville, North Carolina. During intense trauma situations amid sand, dirt, and blood, standard trauma shears would get gummed up and fail while she attempted to slice through a patient's clothes. The simple design of the CST sidesteps the problem altogether.
The flat utility blade features a strong, efficient bevel and comes with a replacement so you never have to wonder if it's sharp enough to perform. A tough polypropylene handle is designed to give you a confident grip and features a measuring scale and oxygen wrench, so when you need them, they're already in-hand. It's also made to open small packages without damaging the sometimes-fragile contents. The CST tucks away securely into a woven polyester MOLLE gear-compatible sheath when you're rushing to the next task.
When every last second counts, you can't afford to second-guess one of your most critical tools. CST to the rescue.
The customer service was very helpful and straight forward.
--Andrew M. - Naperville, IL