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The Mother Of All Swiss-Army Tools Is Ancient

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You’re looking at a museum piece. Literally. The thing “was made in Solingen, Germany about 1880 for J. S. Holler & Co.’s cutlery store in New York City. It was used to display the fine craftsmanship available to their customers,” and is now on loan to Cody Firearms Museum up to Fall 2015. It packs 100 “blades”, including “pocket knife blades of every style imaginable, a serrated blade, two dagger blades, several different types of shears and scissors, an auger, a corkscrew, two saws, a lancet, button hook, cigar cutter, tuning fork, pens and mechanical pencils, mirror, straight razor, and a functional .22-caliber five-shot pinfire revolver. The one modern convenience it doesn’t seem to have is a bottle opener, but the bottle cap as we know it wasn’t invented until 1892.” No bottle cap opener? The thing is worthless! No but seriously, that’s one badass tool that not only looks impressive even by today’s standards, but also serves to remind us that Swiss-Army-style multitools have been around for a heck of a long time.

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Black Diamond Knife Block Looks Stylish In A Modern Kitchen

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You have to put your fancy kitchen knife collection somewhere, but why settle for the traditional wooden block you see in almost any kitchen? When trying to design a beautiful home, every little detail matters, and the Black Diamond Knife Block from company Edge of Belgravia is as striking of a knife receptacle as we’ve ever seen. Designed by one Christian Bird, the block fits up to 11 knives, but will look complete with as little as two. Almost any type of knife will be supported, as long as the blade is thinner than 4mm. “Clever use of weighting secures the knives in their blocks, just as slight angling allows for easy extraction.” And for something that looks this expensive, we’re happy to report that it’ll only set you back £89.90 (about $140). Oh, sure, it’s a lot of money for a knife block, we agree. But these designer items usually tend to fetch a few orders of magnitude more than they should.

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What Is This, A Folding Knife For Ants?

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We’re really not sure what you’re going to do with this. But the Spyderco Bug SS Slip Joint Plain Edge Knife is about as small a knife as we’ve ever seen. And it is an actual knife, constructed from 3Cr13 steel with a 1.125-inch cutting edge, but measuring a ridiculous 2.875-inch when open, and 1.625-inch when closed. The blade itself is 1.3-inch long. It has a small lanyard hole through which you can slip a rope, and either carry this as jewelry or attach to another one of your belongings so it doesn’t get lost. We suppose if you foresee having to cut a few boxes, this could be handy to have around. The folding mechanism features a non-locking, slip-joint design that keeps the blade open with resistant pressure at the pivot area when the blade is extended and being used. It’s made by Spyderco, so you know it’s a quality product, and at $12, it’s pretty darn cheap.

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Furtif Knives Look Slick, Last Really Long

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It’s nice when something that looks cool also has equally cool functions to match. The Furtif knives, from the Evercut line by “TB Groupe, one of France’s established knife makers and also the only eco-friendly cutlery maker in that country with ISO 9001 accreditation” not only look like they were brought back from the future, they have a “laser-bonded titanium-carbide surface [that] lasts 300 times longer than standard steel and 5 times longer than ceramic, according to third-party testing.” This means that with regular usage you shouldn’t have to sharpen them in 25 years! Of course you’d expect knives that look like this and last this long to cost an arm and a leg, but you’d be wrong. Most of them cost $138, while the paring knife is $78 and the utility knife is $92.

Of course looks and durability isn’s all that there is in a good kitchen knife, so we won’t speak of balance, comfort, and whatever else discerning chefs might look for. But for the average kitchen ninja, these will do.

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Surviv-All Survival Knife Lets You Cut Cords Without Unsheathing

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Survival knives are all over the market, and they all boast differing always of features that make them more or less attractive.; the Surviv-All Survival Knife happens to have some of the more innovative and ingenious ones. Particularly, the sheath features an opening towards the front that lets you cuts twine and other smaller ropes without having to take the entire blade out. Additionally, there’s a firestarter rod on one side, as well as a sharpening block on the other.

It boasts a 4.25 inches long high carbon 440 stainless steel full tang, drop point blade that sees to your cutting needs, while a rubber textured, ergonomic handle ensures grip confidence. The latter also features a stainless steel pommell at the end of the handle too. [There’s even a] patent-pending para-secure paracord handle strap that ensures the knife stays sheathed even in the roughest moments.

It’s a nice looking knife with a lot of utility, which is why it’s extra attractive at its price point of $45.

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Ceramic Escape Knife Could Come In Handy If You’re A High-Risk Target

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We can’t imagine that most people spend any amount of time thinking about what they’ll do if they ever get abducted. Yet these people do exist, or products like the Ceramic Escape Knife (CEK) would never get made. It’s a tiny blade, about the size of a pinky finger and weighing about as much as a penny (2.5 grams), that stays sharp 10 times longer than steel and will never rust. You’re supposed to hide it in a place that your would-be abductors would never think to check, and use it to cut your ties if you’re lucky enough for these to be made out of something other than metal. It’s all of $15, which is a really tiny amount to pay if you ever plan to venture if you’re going somewhere unsafe.

Better yet, not going somewhere unsafe is free.

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Innovative Grip: Böker Plus Pogn DCW Tactical Knife

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Venturing out into the wilderness requires equipment, and that’s a little sad. Humans just can’t, like their animal counterparts, survive too well in nature when stripped of their tools. We are, at least, much smarter than they are and we’ll take the intellectual trade-off anytime, especially if it means getting to carry cool knives like the Böker Plus Pogn DCW Tactical Knife. It features an innovative perforated grip that allows you to wrap paracord and create a complete grip that’s as wide or narrow as you’d like. The fact that most of the cord is located inside the tang also means less wear.

The entire thing is about 8 inches long and weighs 138g. It’ll cost you 89€, or roughly $112USD.

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Spreading Cold Butter Just Became Possible

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There are few things more frustrating than ripping a piece of bread apart with a chink of cold, hard butter. Solutions normally range from a quick stint in the microwave, to leaving it out of the fridge overnight, to using a newfangled bodyheat butter knife. This particular solution does seems to have them all beat, however. The ButterUp Knife has a string of grating holes that turn that hard butter into easily spreadable ribbons of salty dairy fat. Just run the knife atop your block of butter, and spread as you normally would.

It’s around $11, although you’ll now have to wait until March 2015 to get yours since the Kickstarter went through the roof and all the earlier batches are now sold-out.

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Want: Star Wars X-Wing Knife Block

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We’re going to go ahead and speculate that the Star Wars franchise will print money until the end of time. Not only is there yet another movie instalment in the works, but the onslaught of merchandise is seemingly never ending. Just look at the above Star Wars X-Wing Knife Block. It’s awesome, and we want it, even though we feel guilty wanting to give even more money to people who already have too much. Oh well, the tug on our consumerist heart is strong with this one, and we’ll have to give up about $120 to get it. It comes with 5 knives: a Cook’s knife (335mm), a Bread knife (320mm), a Carving Knife (325mm), a Utility knife (235mm), and a Paring knife (195mm). This ships in August and is only available for pre-order now.

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