What Dalai Wants for Christmas

Well, Hanukkah, actually, but I try to be eclectic at this time of year.

I have loved Swiss Army Knives from the first time I saw one as a child. They are fascinating devices, and of course, the more blades and tools, the better.

You may know that there are two competing companies making these little jewels, Wenger and Victorinox. Click HERE for a full history of the Wenger operation, and HERE for the Victorinox story.

Wenger periodically offers an Elite version for collectors and so forth, and this year, their masterpiece is like nothing you’ve ever seen, at least available for sale. In fact, it is noted in the Guiness Book of World Records:

Here are the specs:

  • 85 Implements110 Functions
    2.5″ 60% Serrated locking blade
    Nail file, nail cleaner
    Corkscrew
    Adjustable pliers with wire crimper and cutter
    Removable screwdriver bit adapter
    2.5″ Blade for Official World Scout Knife
    Spring-loaded, locking needle-nose pliers with wire cutter
    Removable screwdriver bit holder
    Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
    Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
    Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
    Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5mm x 3.5mm
    Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6mm x 4.0mm
    Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0mm x 6.5mm
    Magnetized recessed bit holder
    Double-cut wood saw with ruler (inch & cm)
    Bike chain rivet setter, removable 5mm allen wrench, screwdriver for slotted and philips head screws
    Removable tool for adjusting bike spokes, 10mm hexagonal key for nuts
    Removable 4mm curved allen wrench with philips head screwdriver
    Removable 10mm hexagonal key
    Patented locking philips head screwdriver
    Universal wrench
    2.4″ Springless scissors with serrated, self-sharpening design
    1.65″ Clip point utility blade
    Philips head screwdriver
    2.5″ Clip point blade
    Golf club face cleaner
    2.4″ Round tip blade
    Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, can opener
    Golf shoe spike wrench
    Golf divot repair tool
    4mm allen wrench
    2.5″ blade
    Fine metal file with precision screwdriver
    Double-cut wood saw
    Cupped cigar cutter with double-honed edges
    12/20-Guage choke tube tool
    Watch caseback opening tool
    Snap shackle
    Mineral crystal magnifier with precision screwdriver
    Compass, straight edge, ruler (in./cm)
    Telescopic pointer
    Fish scaler, hook disgorger, line guide
    Shortix laboratory key
    Micro tool holder
    Micro tool adapter
    Micro scraper – straight
    Micro scraper – curved
    Laser pointer with 300 ft. range
    Metal saw, metal file
    Flashlight
    Micro tool holder
    Philips head screwdriver 1.5mm
    Screwdriver 1.2mm
    Screwdriver .8mm
    Fine fork for watch spring bars
    Reamer
    Pin punch 1.2mm
    Pin punch .8mm
    Round needle file
    Removable tool holder with expandable receptacle
    Removable tool holder
    Special self-centering screwdriver for gunsights
    Flat philips head screwdriver
    Chisel-point reamer
    Mineral crystal magnifier, fork for watch spring bars, small ruler
    Extension tool
    Spring-loaded, locking flat nose-nose pliers with wire cutter
    Removable screwdriver bit holder
    Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
    Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
    Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
    Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5mm x 3.5mm
    Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6mm x 4.0mm
    Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0mm x 6.5mm
    Magnetized recessed bit holder
    Tire tread gauge
    Fiber optic tool holder
    Can opener
    Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, wire stripper
    Reamer/awl
    Toothpick
    Tweezers
    Key ring
    Actual Size: 8.75. W x 3.25. L
    Weight: 2lbs 11oz
    Limited lifetime warranty
    Made in Switzerland

So, GE and Agfa…if you’re in the process of selecting my Christmas gift, this is what I really, really, REALLY want. Remember, it’s the Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife™ V1.0, Model #16999. Oh, the price? Only $1,200.00. But I’m worth it, right?

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2 responses to “What Dalai Wants for Christmas

  1. Dalai,This seems to go against your PACS philosophy — a system that tries to do everything and is therefore bloated to the point of not being able to perform core funtionality well.

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