EPD 2017 Evolution Rescue Tools - Single Winner
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Evolution Rescue Tools

  • Company
    Ppeter Fegan Design, Australia
  • Lead Designer
    Peter Fegan
  • Design Team
    Peter Fegan
  • Client
    Self Commission
  • Project Link
  • University
    Western Sydney University

The Evolution Rescue Tool is a new
generation Tactical tomahawk which employs
radical ergonomic design to enhance
performance and greatly improve user comfort
and decrease occupational injury. Its
design purpose is to aid in the safe
extraction and exit from emergency
situations for Emergency Service Personnel.
It is a specialised personal breaching tool
designed to break locks, pierce tyres, cut
through walls, cut through metal and glass,
pierce reinforced Kevlar materials, puncture
vehicle tyres, defeat timber structures,
smash masonry and brick or any task that
requires uncompromising destructive
performances. Having a portable tool such as
this could be the difference between life
and death.
The Evolution Rescue Tools main function is
to save lives. It is a personal entry/
breaching tool designed specifically for
First Responders such as Fire Brigade,
Emergency Service, Police, Customs and
Military personnel to aid in the entry,
extraction and exit from hazardous rescue

Two different models are featured; a
featherweight model from aerospace grade
6AL4V titanium and the other constructed
from high carbon steel, which have different
user applications based on the same advanced
ergonomic design and both are supremely
lighter than anything else in competitive
category. Also featuring advanced technology
surface treatments with steel models
protected by ceramic coating and titanium
models protected by PVD(Physical Vapour
Deposition)thin coating treatments. The
anatomical and ergonomically responsive grip
handles are constructed of contoured 3D
milled indestructible G10 material for
ultimate structural integrity in demanding
situations. The head features 3 live
cutting blades; front, rear spike and full
upper spine edge to provide a variety of
striking,prying and splitting penetration
functions with ribbed milled channels to
prevent blade sticking with materials. The
milled pockets and cavities in the handle
throat are designed as vibration baffles to
minimise and mitigate harmful vibration
transfer to the users hand and arms.

Photo Credit: Ppeter Fegan Design