The Breachpen started with a scientist coming up with a method of cutting a downed power line in his front yard. That marked the conception of the idea to create an emergency cutting device, capable of employment in any environment, to deal with the unexpected. Years later, research and development began to see how this tool fit the mission of a tactician. This led to redundancy, reliability; principles we all look for in our gear, to be applied to the tool to ensure it met mission needs. The breachpen is a new concept that allows each person on target to have an emergency cutting tool that can keep the mission flow, ultimately aiding in suppressing the threat and saving lives. The future of this tool is increasing the effectiveness, ease-of-use, and capabilities that data and the mission dictate.