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All hail the Swiss Army Penknife

12/07/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology

Link: http://lifeandhealth.guardian.co.uk/consumer/story/0,,1965050,00.html

With the exception of when I'm flying -- they seem to have this thing about sharp pointy objects -- I just about always have a penknife nearby. The Grauniad has a pretty good article on the history of the Swiss Army penknife (original and genuine versions).

And no, mine never has a corkscrew as I prefer a Philips screwdriver instead. It destroys fewer pockets that way and might actually be useful.

(Via Neil Gaiman's blog)


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Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

I saw that dang think pop up on a link last week - good god!

The one I have is likely a little too big to be useful. It’s over an inch wide and feels a little too heavy for a pocket. All the gadgets were tempting, though. Could never get the compass working properly, though, and it always felt cold and banged against my leg awkwardly if I carried it around in my pants.

…but that one just simply puts my knife to shame. Two pounds? I can believe it.

I certainly don’t want one of those :) I’ve found myself lacking enough in situations where I’ve thought “oh, if only I had my Swiss Army knife right now” that I wonder what prepossessed me to get mine in the first place.

Ah, hindsight :)

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