#1 By: Cory Doctorow, October 25th, 2013 18:08
#2 By: Kevin Thoman, October 25th, 2013 18:17
#3 By: newliminted, October 25th, 2013 18:29
I had no problems getting mine past the TSA, but they confiscated a bottle of water.
#4 By: IMB, October 25th, 2013 18:30
That design is sharp and blows me away.
#5 By: Silas, October 25th, 2013 18:36
If only MacGyver had one of these...
#6 By: kmoser, October 25th, 2013 18:45
#7 By: Clifford, October 25th, 2013 18:50
Solingen still makes straight razors and some pretty decent ones too.
#8 By: Mellivora Capensis, October 25th, 2013 19:06
I can't match that, but here are a couple of other multi-weapons:
Three barrels surrounding a pike head.
Can't believe the knife doesn't have a crucifix. What if you need one of those when you're shooting/stabbling/sawing/sewing someone?
#9 By: Alice Weir, October 25th, 2013 19:14
Makes me wonder - who would Jesus stab?
#10 By: Mellivora Capensis, October 25th, 2013 19:15
That explains all those WWJS bumper stickers.
#11 By: Jorpho, October 25th, 2013 19:36
I was thinking of some bizarre analog to the sonic screwdriver.
#12 By: cronopio, October 25th, 2013 19:56
Looks like that even in the 1800s they suffered from bloatware and feature creep.
#13 By: Noah Django Gross, October 25th, 2013 20:16
Not really in the same league, but I consider this motorized Victorinox to be one of my prized possessions.
[Before you ask, all the action figures are my roommate's, and yes, the Hulk is one of his prized posessions. He was wearing (one of) his Hulk t-shirt(s) today, too.]
#14 By: Genre_Slur, October 25th, 2013 21:26
How would you handle that of you needed to use, say, the straight razor? Do the knives separate from the twelve inch diameter housing, or is it just for the Giants of Yore?
#15 By: Immutable Michael, October 25th, 2013 21:45
I thought MacGyver WAS one of those.
#16 By: Ryuthrowsstuff, October 25th, 2013 22:18
These sorts of things were comparatively common, and were't intended to be used. Basically a craftsmen or company combined all the different things they could make into one not very functional object, and put it on display. In fact I've heard most of the combination weapons you see were created the same way, craftsmen showing off. The idea being people would see how clever and talented a maker was and buy just a straight razor, or sheers, or revolver, or a simple multi-blade knife from them. They became pretty collectible though, and Victorinox and Wenger still make knives that contain every single available function as well as over sized (technically) functional versions of their knives for display/collectors.
#17 By: gths, October 25th, 2013 22:28
#18 By: jupiterkansas, October 25th, 2013 23:24
This is MacGyver's father.
#19 By: Genre_Slur, October 26th, 2013 00:08
Like giant sample collections. Of course! Cool!
#20 By: Ryuthrowsstuff, October 26th, 2013 00:29
Exactly! All sorts of weird shit got made this way, either as samples for dealers or gift to public figures. Watches with so many functions they weigh several pounds. Clocks to expensive to ever manufacture and sell. Guns so heavily engraved no one would ever be willing to use them.
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