When tools aren’t part of your daily concerns, a multitool like the wallet-sized Swisscard Classic is a must-have. At $30, this multitool is a perfect all-around get-you-out-trouble device to throw in your purse or bag and forget about. It’s made by Victorinox, the Swiss Army knifemaker, so you know you’re getting quality hardware.
The credit card-shaped Swisscard provides 10 functions, including a small blade, a ruler, scissors, and even a ballpoint pen. After Victorinox sent me one to test, I’m confident in saying the ballpoint pen is by far my favorite of the tools — it’s so tiny!
Considering the Swisscard’s shape and color, it’s also a great way to keep a non-intimidating multitool in your bag that will actually turn out useful at some point, no matter what. I keep finding myself staring at the nail filer — Victorinox might actually transform me into a person with filed nails.
I’ve argued before that we all need a multitool. And the Swisscard accomplishes the everyday out-in-the-world end of that need. It’s so unassuming, you can take it with you everywhere you go. Well, not everywhere: At least the blade in the Swisscard means it’s not okay in your carry-on: This is a checked baggage type of multitool. Regardless, here or while traveling, when a need arises, you’ll be equipped to handle it.
Whether you decide to send off this perfect gift (especially considering price point and general appeal!) or grab one or a few for yourself, this multitool is a great addition to your hardware.
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