It turns out that medics have been using the Gerber Strap Cutter for everyday use so Gerber took a look at the design to see if the could improve upon it. While it is a very functional design, it really only does one thing and that’s cut straps. So they created the new Emergency Rescue Hook. It is longer than the Strap Cutter which gives you more reach to get at more difficult straps that might be pinned. It also offers you more torque when cutting. This feature alone allows medics to cut right through rigger belts, pants and all to expose wounds for treatment. Additionally, Gerber added an oxygen bottle wrench. The molded plastic sheath is PALS compatible.