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Old 08-24-06, 07:29 AM
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A reminder of your Boy Scout Days (or your MacGyver days...)

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Is that a knife in your pocket.....




The Most Incredible Knife
Wenger wants you to do one thing: throw out your old knives. Actually, it wants you to do several things: throw out your bike tools, your toiletries, your laser pointer and so on, because you can find all of these instruments in a huge Swiss Army knife, which includes every tool the company makes. Wenger is calling the contraption “Giant Knife Version 1.0.” It debuted with all 85 features and can perform hundreds of functions.
Who doesn’t need a cigar cutter next to a bicycle chain rivet setter next to a golf divot repair tool? Wenger is on to something with this everyman’s gadget. It wouldn’t be a knife, though, without a blade, so Wenger put seven in the line-up. And it wouldn’t be Swiss Army unless it came with tweezers and a toothpick. (They’re included, too.)
It has:

1. 2.5” 60% Serrated locking blade
2. Nail file, nail cleaner
3. Corkscrew
4. Adjustable pliers with wire crimper and cutter
5. Removable screwdriver bit adapter
6. 2.5” Blade for Official World Scout Knife
7. Spring-loaded, locking needle-nose pliers with wire cutter
8. Removable screwdriver bit holder
9. Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
10. Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
11. Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
12. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
13. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6 mm x 4.0 mm
14. Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0 mm x 6.5 mm
15. Magnetized recessed bit holder
16. Double-cut wood saw with ruler (inch & cm)
17. Bike chain rivet setter, removable 5m allen wrench, screwdriver for slotted and Phillips head screws
18. Removable tool for adjusting bike spokes, 10m hexagonal key for nuts
19. Removable 4mm curved allen wrench with Phillips head screwdriver
20. Removable 10mm hexagonal key
21. Patented locking Phillips head screwdriver
22. Universal wrench
23. Laser pointer with 300 ft. range
24. 1.65” Clip point utility blade
25. Metal saw, metal file
26. 4 mm allen wrench
27. 2.5” blade
28. Fine metal file with precision screwdriver
29. Double-cut wood saw
30. Cupped cigar cutter with double-honed edges
31. 12/20-Gauge choke tube tool
32. Watch caseback opening tool
33. Snap shackle
34. Telescopic pointer
35. Compass, straight edge, ruler (in./cm)
36. Mineral crystal magnifier with precision screwdriver
37. 2.4” Springless scissors with serrated, self-sharpening design
38. Shortix key
39. Flashlight
40. Fish scaler, hook disgorger, line guide
41. Micro tool holder
42. Micro tool adapter
43. Micro scraper-straight
44. Reamer
45. Fine fork for watch spring bars
46. Pin punch 1.2 mm
47. Pin punch .8 mm
48. Round needle file
49. Removable tool holder with expandable receptacle
50. Removable tool holder
51. Multi-purpose screwdriver
52. Flat Phillips head screwdriver
53. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
54. Spring loaded, locking flat nose nose-pliers with wire cutter
55. Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
56. Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
57. Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
58. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
59. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6 mm x 4.0 mm
60. Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0 mm x 6.5 mm
61. Can opener
62. Phillips head screwdriver
63. 2.5” Clip point blade
64. Golf club face cleaner
65. 2.4” Round tip blade
66. Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, can opener
67. Golf shoe spike wrench
68. Golf divot repair tool
69. Micro straight-curved
70. Special tool holder
71. Phillips head screwdriver 1.5mm
72. Screwdriver 1.2 mm
73. Screwdriver .8 mm
74. Mineral crystal magnifier, fork for watch spring bars, small ruler
75. Removable screwdriver bit holder
76. Magnetized recessed bit holder
77. Tire tread gauge
78. Reamer/awl
79. Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, wire stripper
80. Special Key
81. Toothpick
82. Tweezers
83. Adapter
84. Key ring
85. Second key ring

All this for only $1,200. Each knife must be ordered individually through the company.
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um... that won't fit in my pocket....
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this makes no sense. "The knife is a brute, weighing 2 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 8.75 inches. But don’t worry, it has a key ring so you can carry it on a belt loop."

Won't that break your belt loop and also pull your pants down?
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
Won't that break your belt loop and also pull your pants down?
But if you think about it, it can't do both; if it breaks your belt loop, your pants will stay up, but if your belt loop stays intact, your pants will come down.
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Originally Posted by Dave7393
But if you think about it, it can't do both; if it breaks your belt loop, your pants will stay up, but if your belt loop stays intact, your pants will come down.
It could pull your pants down while breaking your belt loop
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
It could pull your pants down while breaking your belt loop
Fair enough. But if this thing came with a holster (which it probably should), would-be campers (and golfers, apparently) wouldn't have these issues.

Any use of this thing in the real world would lead to "nerd" allegations fairly quickly.
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Hmm. I wonder if this is one of those "jokes" I've heard so much about...
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Originally Posted by dogmatica
Hmm. I wonder if this is one of those "jokes" I've heard so much about...
I've seen joke mock-ups of ridiculously huge Swiss Army knives before, but the following info. is a few pages into that link. I wouldn't expect contact info. to be in there if it was a joke, but you never know.

"The Most Incredible Knife
If you’re interested in being the coolest Boy Scout on the block, call Wenger at 800-431-2996 to order your own Giant Knife, Version 1.0.
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A lot of redundant tools on that thing. How many philips head screw drivers do you need in a pocket knife? Why do you need a laser pointer and a telescopic pointer? 2 watch spring bar forks?


All this for only $1,200. Each knife must be ordered individually through the company.

44. Reamer
You can say that again!

Besides, haven't Leathermans become the new Swiss Army Knife?

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The tools average $14.12 each. How much would it cost to buy all 85 tools individually?
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This must be just a novelty. The first time you tried to cut anything with that awkward block of metal you would cut off your hand.

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