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27 October 2008 @ 07:58 am
Gor'am it! Sometime over the weekend i lost my swiss army pocketknife! That's the... third or fourth one that i've lost i think in the last four or five years!

The little two inch(?) ones are ideal for carrying around with you. They've got a knife, scissors, a screwdriver, a nail file, and tweezers and toothpick. The only thing i wish it had that it doesn't is a bottle opener. Larger swiss army knives definitely have cool gadgets but the utility value doesn't climb anywhere near as fast as the size/mass does. There's no way i'm going to carry one of those twenty tool monster knives around in my pocket. Even the medium sized six or seven(?) tool ones are bulkier than i want cluttering my pockets, though i do own one which i leave lying about the apartment.

Unfortunately the corollary to "small and easy to carry around" seems to be "small and liable to fall out of your pocket without you noticing" =P

So now i need to go by REI and get yet another new one. I reiterate what i believe i've said before, it would be damn convenient if they sold them in six-packs =P
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
cwendy41cwendy41 on October 27th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
When the airports collect a bunch of knives, they sell them off in huge lots on ebay. Maybe you can see if they sell any there. They'd probably be all sorts of models though.
jon_leonardjon_leonard on October 27th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
They make one in a credit-card form factor. I carry one around in my wallet, and find it pretty convenient.

It has knife, scissors, pin, nail file/screwdriver, toothpick, tweezers & pen, as well as being marked as a ruler. If it's the form factor that's giving you trouble, you might consider it.