The idea for the CST Combat Stripping Tool was born during a deployment by a combat medic assigned to a Forward Surgical Team. During intense life-and-death situations, there were times when trauma shears simply weren’t versatile enough get the job done, so Kelly L. Rodriguez designed this utility blade to pick up the slack. 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 Combat Stripping Tool tucks away securely into a woven polyester MOLLE gear-compatible sheath when you’re rushing to the next task.