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A Sheath For Your Rip Shears


Rip Shears has introduced a purpose built, PALS compatible Kydex sheath.


It utilizes MALICE clips and comes in Black or Coyote.


Now available from


8 Responses to “A Sheath For Your Rip Shears”

  1. Reseremb says:

    What happened to the ones being made by Kaos Kydex?

    • KaosKydex says:

      I haven’t had the time to dedicate to the sheath I was working on. I did just release a Kydex cover strictly for the cutter.

  2. Terry says:

    How do the Rip Shears compare to the Leatherman Raptor? Has anyone done a side by side comparison?


    • Rus says:

      The Rip Shears are standard shears with the cutter added to the handle. The Raptor is a much thicker metal. Both are great – the Raptor has a couple of extra tools, if your looking for a set of EMT/CLS/Paramedic shears – go with the Rip Shears; if you are looking for a set that you can fold up and slip in your pocket – go with the Raptor. Or you could go wild and combine the two, you can just buy the ripper part (I’m not sure if it fits, but I’m sure you could Dremel it a little) I’m not sure if it will still fold properly…
      I have both, my Rip Shears are on my trauma bag and my Raptor hangs out in my EDC pack! Gonna get me one of these holsters!

    • dlo says:

      ripshears are an attachment for standard trauma shears that cost about 10 bucks and has replaceable blades. the leatherman raptor has a bunch of funky tools on it and is basically them trying to combine a standard leatherman (albeit with more of a rescue/ems focused toolset) and a pair of trauma shears.

      trauma shears: free from your ems service or military, or $7 in stores, plus rip shear attachment: $10.

      leatherman raptor: $60, with an o2 wrench, window punch, and some other stuff. autoclavable.

      ripshears are great for trauma pt’s/getting clothes off in a hurry

      raptor is if you are a gearhead and feel you need the extra do-dads

      ripshears are more practical and cost-effective imo, while the raptor is difficult to properly sanitize unless you have access to an autoclave, and you would be better off taking trauma shears + ripshears and a leather wave

  3. Brando says:

    Man, where was this 10 years ago?

    • Ju Con says:

      Completely off-topic, Brando; but it’s always good to see your name pop up now and then.