This is my favourite piece of artwork in the game. I love the lines of these boltcutters. They were one of the first things Mark drew, and so have shaped the rest of the artwork.
The game uses disarm codes and boltcutters rather than explosives because they cause less damage. This is a story about disarming weapons. Boltcutters are clean and tidy, snipping through wires to safely neutralise the plane. There is no risk that another person is harmed – and in game where your motivation is to stop the planes from bombing people, this is an important consideration!