Whether you’re an avowed knife enthusiast or just someone who can’t resist a brand new gadget, Iain Sinclair’s Cardsharp Credit Card Folding Safety Knife is a must have.
Besides, how many emergency situations can you imagine that call for an insta-knife? How about falling into a crevasse and getting your arm stuck underneath a bolder?
DIY surgery aside, the 3-inch stainless steel blade pictured above securely fits into its carrier and when you needed, just do a three-part fold and secure the collapsible handle. Looks nice, huh?
And don’t worry, when we say the knife blade is secure in its card holder—it’s secure. So there’s no fear of it coming loose and scratching/slicing the pocket it’s kept in.
We are concerned with the sheer smallness of the handle though. Considering it’s built according to the measurements of a credit card (and is as thin too), using the knife extensively may result in a very common injury: your palm slides down the handle and ouch! You cut yourself.
Also, Iain Sinclair may never have envisioned this, but the lade, when removed, looks like it can be attached to a homemade handle that suits the users specifications. Do we smell a mod? Yes we do.
The Cardsharp hits stores in January 2011 and retails for $23.