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2016 CRKT® El Santo™

Press Release
For immediate release
Contact: Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A — January 19, 2016

Revolutionary Tool Comes Through Like a Saint In a Trauma Situation.

CRKT® is releasing the El Santo™ emergency trauma shears designed by Michael Martinez. Grab hold of them with either your right or left hand and you’ll see how this multi-tool got its name. Cut straps. Break glass. Start up the oxygen. Those in need will think someone’s looking out for them. That someone is you.

You never know what will get thrown your way in a trauma situation. That’s why El Santo™ features a variety of cutting tools. A removable and replaceable ripping blade has a small serration that enables you to tear through corded leather, nylon or belts. Lengthened shear blades with a tapered porpoise nose easily slip under clothing and provide increased leverage so you can cut the most important thing—time. The ripping blade is even easy to swap out with a “no tool needed” screw and replacement part.

The ribbed utility grip handle on the El Santo™ feels like it was meant just for you. It’s ergonomically designed to be a truly ambidextrous trauma shear with equal cutting and ripping ability in either hand.

El Santo™ was designed by Michael Martinez of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has a long history of creating revolutionary blades that fit the needs of those in tactical settings. When a trauma surgeon came to him with an idea for a better tool to be used in a life or death situations, the next evolution in emergency shears was born.

Close the handle around your belt and secure the blade lock. Then feel confident that someone up there likes you with the El Santo™ by your side.

The El Santo™ emergency trauma shears manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $49.99

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*Note: Product materials not suited to tolerate the Autoclave sterilization process

Product Specifications

El Santo™
SKU: 5007
Blade: Length: 3.484” (88.5 mm)
Steel: 3Cr13, 52-56 HRC
Overall Length: 8.236” (209.2 mm)
Weight: 5.9 oz. (167.0 g)
Handles: Glass-Reinforced Nylon *Comes with nylon sheath

Founded in 1994, CRKT® is the industry’s premier brand of knives, tools, and lifestyle accessories, with a reputation for innovative design. For more information, call: (800) 891-3100, email: