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(Neatorama)   This multi-tool was invented in 1880, pre-dating the Swiss Army Knife, and includes such features as a straight razor, a tuning fork, and a functional .22 caliber revolver   (neatorama.com) divider line 59
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2013-10-01 05:06:09 PM  
Cool until you imagine spending a half hour looking for the thing you want every time.
 
2013-10-01 05:06:25 PM  
Want.
 
2013-10-01 05:07:46 PM  
It even has a vorpal blade.
 
2013-10-01 05:10:57 PM  
Probably cheaper than a Leatherman too
 
2013-10-01 05:13:33 PM  
Still can't beat Mr. Thingy.
 
2013-10-01 05:13:38 PM  
I have to wonder what the dimensions were on that thing. A 5-round .22 revolver is bigger than most multi-tools and Swiss army knives all by itself. And then there were smaller knives and scissors loose-mounted under the handles. I have to imagine this thing is the size of a lunchbox.
 
2013-10-01 05:14:44 PM  
A tuning fork is not a 'piano tuner' any more than a wrench will 'rebuild your car engine'.
 
2013-10-01 05:15:21 PM  

Thudfark: Probably cheaper than a Leatherman too


Oh, Boehner doesn't cost that much.
 
2013-10-01 05:17:32 PM  

cgraves67: I have to wonder what the dimensions were on that thing. A 5-round .22 revolver is bigger than most multi-tools and Swiss army knives all by itself. And then there were smaller knives and scissors loose-mounted under the handles. I have to imagine this thing is the size of a lunchbox.


Kind of what I was wondering too. Those "mini" knives/scissors and such are either Tools for Ants, or this thing was the size of a 19" monitor.
 
2013-10-01 05:19:21 PM  

jayhawk88: cgraves67: I have to wonder what the dimensions were on that thing. A 5-round .22 revolver is bigger than most multi-tools and Swiss army knives all by itself. And then there were smaller knives and scissors loose-mounted under the handles. I have to imagine this thing is the size of a lunchbox.

Kind of what I was wondering too. Those "mini" knives/scissors and such are either Tools for Ants, or this thing was the size of a 19" monitor.


Well, considering that one of the tools is a 5-shot .22 caliber revolver...
 
2013-10-01 05:22:52 PM  
Did some looking around and every site is using the same pictures and essentially the same description, but some estimate its weight to be 10 pounds.
 
2013-10-01 05:22:57 PM  

ClavellBCMI: jayhawk88: cgraves67: I have to wonder what the dimensions were on that thing. A 5-round .22 revolver is bigger than most multi-tools and Swiss army knives all by itself. And then there were smaller knives and scissors loose-mounted under the handles. I have to imagine this thing is the size of a lunchbox.

Kind of what I was wondering too. Those "mini" knives/scissors and such are either Tools for Ants, or this thing was the size of a 19" monitor.

Well, considering that one of the tools is a 5-shot .22 caliber revolver...


I'd like to see something against it for scale. For instance, the gurney on which you haul the damn thing.
 
2013-10-01 05:26:50 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Did some looking around and every site is using the same pictures and essentially the same description, but some estimate its weight to be 10 pounds.


It would have been nice to have something else in the picture to give a sense of scale.
 
2013-10-01 05:27:14 PM  
It makes far more sense to have an organized little case of attachments and one or two modular handles.
 
2013-10-01 05:34:20 PM  
fubegra.net
 
2013-10-01 05:34:43 PM  
now thats a knife.
 
2013-10-01 05:35:03 PM  
Well, duh, the Swiss Army Knife was made because someone felt Swiss soldiers should have swiss knives instead of German. They didn't invent cuckoo clocks or the style of mechanism used in their chronometers.
 
2013-10-01 05:42:27 PM  

jayhawk88: cgraves67: I have to wonder what the dimensions were on that thing. A 5-round .22 revolver is bigger than most multi-tools and Swiss army knives all by itself. And then there were smaller knives and scissors loose-mounted under the handles. I have to imagine this thing is the size of a lunchbox.

Kind of what I was wondering too. Those "mini" knives/scissors and such are either Tools for Ants, or this thing was the size of a 19" monitor.


Count me in. it would've been nice to have something to give an idea on the scale of it.
 
2013-10-01 05:44:12 PM  
I already have 4 points in electronics, don't need 'em.
 
2013-10-01 05:49:47 PM  
The technology continues to improve as we evolve larger hands

www.swissknifeshop.com
/yes, that's a real thing, not a 'shop
//http://www.swissknifeshop.com/shop/swiss-army/executive-swiss-army -kni ves/swiss-army-giant-by-wenger
 
2013-10-01 06:04:36 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Did some looking around and every site is using the same pictures and essentially the same description, but some estimate its weight to be 10 pounds.


That's all I could find as well, although one mentions it was a display piece for his store, which makes more sense, there's no way something like that would ever be practical.
 
2013-10-01 06:06:50 PM  
How big is it in chihuahua heads?
 
2013-10-01 06:14:08 PM  
Here's some scale.

pocketknivesblog.com
One of the smaller knives inside, or at least one Holler made himself.
 
2013-10-01 06:18:53 PM  
That isn't a .22 caliber revolver. Probably a 2mm pinfire. Many of those were just over an inch long.
 
2013-10-01 06:39:26 PM  

Beowoolfie: 2mm pinfire


i216.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-01 06:41:38 PM  

jayhawk88: Those "mini" knives/scissors and such are either Tools for Ants, or this thing was the size of a 19" monitor.


8tracks.imgix.net
 
2013-10-01 06:44:50 PM  

doglover: Here's some scale.

[pocketknivesblog.com image 850x637]
One of the smaller knives inside, or at least one Holler made himself.


2.5ish inches long? (I can't see the knife in your pic anywhere in the shots in TFA, btw - can you link your source, mate?)

Oh, and - TFA: Sadly, it does not have a bottle opener.

If you can't open a damned beer bottle with that thing, the validity of your mancard just may be brought into question.

Also: WANTWANTWANT!
 
2013-10-01 06:46:11 PM  

Honest Bender: jayhawk88: Those "mini" knives/scissors and such are either Tools for Ants, or this thing was the size of a 19" monitor.

[8tracks.imgix.net image 521x521]


I actually used to own a set of very small knives like that - I have no idea what they were originally intended for, and I never found a use for them.

(I'll check to see if maybe I still own them - they might have fallen behind my mini-fridge)
 
2013-10-01 06:49:32 PM  
www.writeups.org
 
2013-10-01 06:51:02 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: Beowoolfie: 2mm pinfire

[i216.photobucket.com image 450x401]


Just goes to show how FisherPrice stuff has gone way down in build quality these days.
 
2013-10-01 06:58:21 PM  
Wouldn't be American without a gun....
 
2013-10-01 07:03:07 PM  

cgraves67: I have to wonder what the dimensions were on that thing. A 5-round .22 revolver is bigger than most multi-tools and Swiss army knives all by itself. And then there were smaller knives and scissors loose-mounted under the handles. I have to imagine this thing is the size of a lunchbox.


I agree. Look at the tools in the handle... if those scissors are big enough for one to fit their fingers through, this thing has to be at least 4 feet long.

static.neatorama.com
 
2013-10-01 07:09:18 PM  
Did the Swedish Chef narrate that?
 
2013-10-01 07:10:24 PM  

Dragonflew: cgraves67: I have to wonder what the dimensions were on that thing. A 5-round .22 revolver is bigger than most multi-tools and Swiss army knives all by itself. And then there were smaller knives and scissors loose-mounted under the handles. I have to imagine this thing is the size of a lunchbox.

I agree. Look at the tools in the handle... if those scissors are big enough for one to fit their fingers through, this thing has to be at least 4 feet long.

[static.neatorama.com image 850x805]

aslanandtherabbit.webs.com
 
2013-10-01 07:20:04 PM  
Yeah, basically the first two non-military things we did once we'd worked out real composition control of steel and low-defect machining was sticking a bunch of tools into one tool (or mass-producing tools with folding or clockwork to compact them) and sticking guns farkin' everywhere.  The first was practical, and I think the second was more for entertainment.

There are entire museum-rooms full of just the various ways people have incorporated derringers into clothing (shoes, handbags, belts, etc) and other gear (the stupidest probably being the butane lighter/derringer).
 
2013-10-01 07:23:32 PM  
static.squarespace.com
/Mildly Impressed
 
2013-10-01 07:26:39 PM  

Jim_Callahan: There are entire museum-rooms full of just the various ways people have incorporated derringers into clothing (shoes, handbags, belts, etc) and other gear (the stupidest probably being the butane lighter/derringer).


Let's not forget the old flintlock eating utensils:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-01 07:31:49 PM  
i.imgur.com

An essential tool for any UNATCO agent
 
2013-10-01 07:33:00 PM  
 
2013-10-01 07:51:10 PM  

Dragonflew: cgraves67: I have to wonder what the dimensions were on that thing. A 5-round .22 revolver is bigger than most multi-tools and Swiss army knives all by itself. And then there were smaller knives and scissors loose-mounted under the handles. I have to imagine this thing is the size of a lunchbox.

I agree. Look at the tools in the handle... if those scissors are big enough for one to fit their fingers through, this thing has to be at least 4 feet long.

[static.neatorama.com image 850x805]


With that scale, just how big would the pistol be?
 
2013-10-01 07:57:41 PM  
Article had catalog number

Searched for catalog number

http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1061776

Poof, measurements at the bottom.


Measurements
average spatial: 3 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 8.89 cm x 23.495 cm


// does all of the REAL work around here
 
2013-10-01 08:20:54 PM  

jayhawk88: or this thing was the size of a 19" monitor.


No, it's clearly only around 9.8" in diagonal (by the Pythagorean theorem), MUCH more practical to lug around.
 
2013-10-01 08:31:46 PM  
fashionista.com
Approves
 
2013-10-01 09:13:22 PM  
i.ebayimg.com

Meh.  That lighter had 82 death-dealing devices...83 if you wish to light a cigar

/Too obscure?
 
2013-10-01 10:50:41 PM  

uttertosh: doglover: Here's some scale.

[pocketknivesblog.com image 850x637]
One of the smaller knives inside, or at least one Holler made himself.

2.5ish inches long? (I can't see the knife in your pic anywhere in the shots in TFA, btw - can you link your source, mate?)

Oh, and - TFA: Sadly, it does not have a bottle opener.

If you can't open a damned beer bottle with that thing, the validity of your mancard just may be brought into question.

Also: WANTWANTWANT!


It's got a pistol in it. You can open a beer bottle with it one way or another.
 
2013-10-01 11:03:05 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: Beowoolfie: 2mm pinfire

[i216.photobucket.com image 450x401]


Thanks to both of you for clarifying.  I knew there was no way that was a .22, even short and if the whole thing was scaled up it just looks wrong.

This reminds me I don't even use the 5-6 gadget swiss army knife.  Except for the main blade every tool on it sucks so much worse than the toolbag equivalent that who the fark wants to use that shiat?  I always thought of these as bits of wankery for a certain class of boy scout.
 
2013-10-01 11:21:42 PM  

Bacontastesgood: Tony_Pepperoni: Beowoolfie: 2mm pinfire

[i216.photobucket.com image 450x401]

Thanks to both of you for clarifying.  I knew there was no way that was a .22, even short and if the whole thing was scaled up it just looks wrong.

This reminds me I don't even use the 5-6 gadget swiss army knife.  Except for the main blade every tool on it sucks so much worse than the toolbag equivalent that who the fark wants to use that shiat?  I always thought of these as bits of wankery for a certain class of boy scout.


The whole point of them is to use when you don't have the tool bag equivalent. Not everyone carries a toolbag/toolbox everywhere they go, like camping or something like that. I always preferred the Gerber or Leatherman equivalent to a Swiss Army knife myself. The tools in a swiss army knife tend to be a bit on the small side IMO and not terribly practical. I only really used them often when I was in the military during field exercises or deployments.
 
2013-10-02 12:07:49 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Bacontastesgood: Tony_Pepperoni: Beowoolfie: 2mm pinfire

[i216.photobucket.com image 450x401]

Thanks to both of you for clarifying.  I knew there was no way that was a .22, even short and if the whole thing was scaled up it just looks wrong.

This reminds me I don't even use the 5-6 gadget swiss army knife.  Except for the main blade every tool on it sucks so much worse than the toolbag equivalent that who the fark wants to use that shiat?  I always thought of these as bits of wankery for a certain class of boy scout.

The whole point of them is to use when you don't have the tool bag equivalent. Not everyone carries a toolbag/toolbox everywhere they go, like camping or something like that. I always preferred the Gerber or Leatherman equivalent to a Swiss Army knife myself. The tools in a swiss army knife tend to be a bit on the small side IMO and not terribly practical. I only really used them often when I was in the military during field exercises or deployments.


I loved my swiss army knife. I didn't have to buy a screwdriver for 12 years. Leathermans, not so much. Too much handle, not enough maneuverability.
 
2013-10-02 12:34:05 AM  
Multi-tool. So... congress?
 
2013-10-02 12:35:02 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: Cool until you imagine spending a half hour looking for the thing you want every time.


Came to say that verbatim.
 
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