Since the TSA is so hell-bent on ridding the world of Swiss Army Knife scourge, you'll need some James Bond moves to keep your tools within reach when traveling—like concealing them in your shirt collar as titanium multi-functional collar stays.
The Victorinox Presentation MasterThe USB 2.0 drive is fully removable from the chassis The Presentation Master vs. A Quarter
I love everything about this. I just like to pretend that George the Neanderthal carried a Stone Aged Swiss Army Knife everywhere with him. It was so convenient! Of course, there was no Swiss or Army or Knives back then but, um, you get the idea!
The Eatenisil combines seven tools which make eating easier—a spoon, fork, knife, pizza cutter, chopsticks, bottle opener and wooden chip fork—all in a Swiss Army Knife-type casing. Novel indeed, but I have to ask: why?
Victorinox's Remade In Switzerland range of products uses actual old Swiss army artefacts, upcycled to become brand new pieces. Like this Swiss army knife, which has been made from old horseshoe nails. You can literally be hard as nails now.
Like the Chinese military shovel before it, the Crovel is a multi-tool shovel that doubles as an axe, triples as a crowbar, quadruples as a hammer, and does even more. Bottle opener? Check. Saw? Come on, of course. Paracord grip? Uh, duh. The Crovel has thirteen different tools jam packed in its sexy body and each is…
They're calling it the world's smallest 256GB SSD. All I know is that it's gonna be hell of a lot more useful than that plastic toothpick thing they usually cram in there.
Let's face it—you're probably up to no good with this keychain tool, which conveniently disguises itself as a key. At about a third of the price of a Swiss Army knife, it has eight handy tools.
The Leatherman multi-tool didn't just spring forth fully formed, like Athena, from the brow of some handy-man God, but rather began as a series of meticulously detailed diagrams and cardboard cut-outs. Check them out over at [Popular Mechanics]
When you first see this Chinese military shovel in action, you may be tempted to think you're just watching variations on digging. Impertinent fool! That "shovel" is about to chop down a tree. And row a boat. And saw. And...
A pocket knife that you can configure yourself with just the turn of a quarter? That's a clever bit of engineering. The "Switch" is on presale at Quirky for $68 with 13 tools, including a memory stick. [Quirky]
Here are a few things you don't have time to do when your car plunges into an icy lake: remove a Leatherman multitool from your glove compartment; unfold it; cut through your seatbelt; refold it; smash through your window.
This could very well be the world's first Swiss Army Knife. Bearing a striking resemblance to modern multi-tools, it has at least six distinct functions and originates from the Roman Empire circa 200 A.D.
If you could bottle the masculine and industrious musk of MacGyver in a bottle, it would be Swiss Unlimited from knife-maker Victorinox.