The Bird Hunter's Tool was originally produced for Remington by Bear Cutlery. As a matter of fact, the tool is almost identical to Bear's 157SM Bird Shears model, with the exception of the REMINGTON logo on the handles and the combination choke tube wrench. It "was" a very well made tool, until sometime in the mid-2000's when Remington started having the Bird Hunter's Tool made in China.
- Jaws are heavy duty shears. Much stronger than ordinary scissors.
- Spring loaded.
- A tab locks the jaws closed when not in use.
- Brushed stainless finish.
REMINGTON is stamped into one handle, USA into the other. One side of the tool is stamped with an inch scale, the other side in metric.
Finish is polished stainless.
- Clip point knife blade, with half-serrated edge. Measures 2-1/2" long (65mm)
- Saw blade
- Medium flathead screwdriver, with combination choke tube wrench for shotguns.
- Wire gut hook (vent hook)
- Length open = 8" (203mm)
- Length closed = 4-1/2" (114mm)
- Width closed = 1-3/8" (34mm)
- Thickness = 11/16" (18mm)
- Weight = 6.9 oz (196g)
The Chinese model is stamped REMINGTON SPORTSMAN SERIES. It has a sharpened notch in one of the shears jaws, evidently to make bone cutting chores easier. There is also some warning text etched onto the choke tube tool.
- The Bear Jaws Bird Shears 157SM is virtually the same tool as the Remington Bird Hunter's tool.
- The Bear Jaws Gardener 157GT only differs by the addition of a weed cutter blade instead of the gut hook.
- Crescent ToolZall Maintenance Pro says TOOLZALL and MAINTENANCE PRO on the handle, and it gets a file blade instead of the gut hook.
- Red Devil Painters Multitool has Red Devil logo stamped on one handle, one shear jaw notched, and an array of scraper blades and pry bars.