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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Things to do with your new Swiss Army Knife

Now that I have a SAK, I really wish I had things to do with it. I have actually used it a few times:
  • using the screwdriver to remove the elbow supports from my swivel chair
  • using the knife to cut open a milk carton so that it takes up less space in the garbage
What have you used your Swiss Army Knife (or other multitool) for?


  • Cutting my own arm off when it was trapped beneath a boulder. Wait. That wasn't me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/01/2005 6:21 a.m.  

  • Killed a man in Reno, just to see him die. Wait, that wasn't me either.

    By Blogger DevP, at 8/01/2005 6:51 a.m.  

  • I used the magnifier of the knife to enkindle my smoke...

    By Blogger Notorious P., at 8/01/2005 7:02 a.m.  

  • I used mine the other day to tighten one of the two screws holding my sunvisor onto the ceiling of my car, while I was driving....

    But most often I use it — a Leatherman Wave — as an extended handle for my titanium coffee kettle/mug when I'm in the woods.


    By Blogger cboone, at 8/01/2005 7:06 a.m.  

  • chris, devp - for your sakes, I'm glad it wasn't you.

    mrnic3 - good stuff! Wish mine had a magnifier.

    cboone - interesting two uses!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 8/01/2005 9:57 a.m.  

  • This weekend I used it to open and close the lid locks on the bear-proof container we used on a hiking trip in Olympic National Park. And I could have used it to kill the bar that tried to get the food, but luckily for him he left before I got there...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/02/2005 9:04 a.m.  

  • Thanks for visiting, Martin!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 8/02/2005 7:58 p.m.  

  • at one of my first grad seminars, i used my leatherman to cut open a box of pastries that the people at the bakery obviously didn't want anyone to have. unfortunately, i also forgot to take it off my key chain before boarding a plane. sigh.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/09/2005 6:45 p.m.  

  • Hi Eric - Sounds like you are longing for your old leatherman.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 8/09/2005 9:53 p.m.  

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