Late last year, we were approached with a challenge to develop a tool that could augment/replace the common set of shears carried by our warriors and first responders. A tool that would allow for the rapid and safe removal of clothing and other obstacles to assess and treat patients.After months of prototypes and field testing we are proud to announce the Hybrid Utility Cutter, aka HUC. A new patent pending design that serves as a multi-functional cutting tool that can defeat seatbelts, uniforms, fabric and similar items in a safe and efficient manner.
The HUC is a innovative patent pending design that was originally designed by and for those that go into harms way. Rescue hooks are not common; however traditional designs pose a greater risk to patients during the removal of clothing, extrication and rescue. The premise of the HUC was simple. Use premium grade materials and incorporate design features that would allow for the replacement and or augmentation of trauma shears.
Sheath Type: This tool can be easily carried in your standard IFAK, First Aid Kit or Plate Carrier Admin Pouch. Sheath is available separately.
You must be 18 years of age to purchase a Variant One tool. All of our tools and products are capable of severe injury, disability or death upon contact. Anyone purchasing, possessing or using a Variant One tool assumes the liability and risk associated with it. Please keep away from children and observe safe habits to prevent injury. Anyone purchasing, possessing or using our products is responsible for abiding by those laws and regulations associated with its possession. Variant One Industries, Inc. its owners and agents waive all responsibility associated with the use of this product.