Wenger’s Swiss Army Knife Giant Elite 16999 is recognized as the world’s most multifunctional penknife, with 87 implements and 141 different functions. Yeah, but does it fit in your pocket?
“Extreme marksman of the impalement arts” Todd Abrams (a.k.a. “Jack Dagger“) slices lettuce, oranges, and even a grape thrown in mid-air with his incredible knife-throwing skills.
Made in England by Ibberson, these steel tools have 2 1/4″ straight blades and hooked blades that are a form of traditional can opener. The sailor’s tool has a pointed marlinspike for rope work.
Quirky’s Switch is a new version of the Swiss Army knife with thickness and tool options. The kit ships with 18 tools, including a knife, corkscrew, wood saw, LED flashlight and 1GB USB memory stick.
Always stay within reach of an ExiTool, even if you’re in an accident: the emergency multi-tool clips onto a seatbelt and serves as a seatbelt cutter, window breaker, and LED flashlight.
Woods Monkey has a helpful review up of Gerber’s Epic; despite the name, it’s actually a compact (yet sturdy) knife with a semi-serrated 3.4″ blade, larger finger choil, and bottle opener.
Strider and TAD team up for a skeletonized version of the Dive Utility Knife (DUK); made from a single piece of CPM S110V steel, it features a 4″ cutting edge and flat kydex sheath.
New for 2010: Cold Steel’s Recon I tactical folding knives sport Teflon-finished Japanese stainless steel blades, G-10 laminate scale handles, and patent-pending Tri-Ad locks.
This Alox Soldier Knife is your last chance to own the classic 1961 knife issued to the Swiss Army; it’s from the final 500 unit production run with engraved signature by Victorinox’s CEO.
Guy Fieri’s Knuckle Sandwich Knives would go well with any diner, drive-in, or dive: they feature high carbon stainless steel blades, ergonomic grips, and hollow ground ovals.
The SL6 Rescue Tool is a life-saving must-have: weighing just 3 oz., the one-handed multitool packs an LED flashlight, 50/50 blade with seat belt/line cutter, window punch, and whistle.
The stealth warrior’s equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife, the Ninja Tanto Battle Package features a full-tang blade with a hidden push dagger, three throwing spikes, and ten caltrops.
Cheap, simple, but ultra-reliable, the Douk Douk Knife has been used for over 70 years by the French; it sports a single carbon steel blade and blackened folded steel handle.
The Mo-Tool Axe is already a multi-tool with a hammer and axe head, but the handle (wood inlay or black) packs a can opener, wire cutter, pliers, file, wrench, screwdrivers, and blades.
Limited to 100, Strider’s Dauntless Framelock is their first folder in years; it features a 4″ blade and a solid slab titanium folder that weighs 0.36 lbs thanks to Reduction Terraced construction.
Created to honor the first SEAL killed in the Iraq war, Benchmade’s Marc Lee Glory Knife features a Re-curve blade and grooved handle; a portion of proceeds goes here. Thanks, Max!
Bikers can stay prepared, save space and stash cash with this Benchmade-built, Harley Davidson branded Levitator Knife; it’s a modified tanto blade with built-in money clip.
An upgraded version of the framelock folding knives used by the Marines, Warren Thomas’ Strider SMF sports hi-tech materials including carbon fiber and satin-finished titanium.
Slightly more manageable than Wenger’s Giant Knife, Victorinox’s SwissChamp XAVT gives up little, managing to cram a ridiculous 80 tools into a relatively compact 3.5″ frame.
Smith’s Pocket Pal is a multi-function compact sharpener for tool and tackle boxes; it features reversible and replaceable carbide and ceramic stones, plus a diamond coated rod.
The Striker Folding Multi-Blade is a utility knife done right: a big but pocket-friendly handle, striking cap, crosscut file, and on-board blade storage make drywalling a cinch.
Designed for special forces, Pohl Force’s H3 Alpha One Knife is a beast with a 5 mm blade, grooved glass-reinforced Zytel handles, and slotted screws for easy repair. Thanks, Lucas!
It may not have as many tools as modern knives, but Victorinox’s 125th Anniversary Heritage Knife is a historical treasure: it’s a replica of an 1884 Swiss Army Soldier’s Knife.
Designed for the modern caveman, Matthias Kaeding’s ceramic Neolithic Knives will turn you into very old-school chef–minus the loincloths, bad teeth and grunting, of course.
Designed for maximum versatility, PPS’ Prometheus Knife features a Tungsten DLC coating, four separate faces, and a large, guarded grip with twelve+ possible holding positions.
Part novelty, part functional tool, this German-made, key-shaped pocket knife blends into your keychain; for a pen knife, it’s relatively sharp and is barely larger than an ordinary key.
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