December 7th, 2006

perfect-winslet

The Giant

Found this from The Guardian (and no, I really don't want one for Christmas, thank you very much):

Call that a knife?



The new Swiss Army knife contains 85 devices, weighs 2lb and costs nearly £500. But can you actually use it for anything? Andrew Martin puts the ultimate tool to the test.


The article has a very nice history of the Swiss Army Knife, but having one with every conceivable tool is pretty much overkill. Actually, it's everything in the Wenger line -- whereas I only buy Victorinox Swiss Army Knives, so I don't know if they include the Swissbit USB memory or MP3 player versions...

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I think that it has one more use -- partially unfolded as in the illustration, it might make an effective spike strip for law enforcement...

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