Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Included Tools, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Purpose built, outstanding quality.
This tool is designed to do what it does and nothing else, which is a good thing because it will be in my car when I need it and not someplace random where I used it for something else. The Z-Rex is comfortable in hand and durably built, no flimsy plastic on this bad boy! The cutter glides through seatbelts, fabric, and small cordage; but it is pleasantly useless for box cutting or EDC tasks. I love that it doesn't really matter how you are holding it, the tools are at the ready and usable in any orientation, no flipping, opening, or second hand required to operate this is a true grab and use tool! The only thing I'm wishy-washy on is the sheath... If you are a rescue professional you will probably love the sheath as it has a ton of mounting options and a Velcro flap closure that prevents the tool snagging on anything. Myself on the other hand, I was looking to mount it in my car for easy access and found the sheath lacking for that. I would rather that it came with more of a neck knife style sheath. A plastic click in style with holes or slots around the outside would have been much easer to fabri-cobble into my car's interior for easy access. I ended up cutting the flap off the sheath because I could not mount it securely enough that opening the flap wouldn't remove the sheath as well, fast one handed access by either hand is a very important requirement for me.