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April 29, 2009

Derma-Safe Folding Utility Knife


From last week's edition of Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools, edited by Steven Leckart, comes news of this useful, inexpensive tool, reviewed by Jonathan Coupe; his take follows.


Derma-Safe Folding Utility Knife

A modern replacement for the classic pen knife, this pocket knife has a thin,
1.5-inch, razor-sharp blade that cuts boxes, cord, tape and tough plastic wrap without effort. Half the charm is its disposability: It costs about as much as a can of soda, so if you get to the airport and have forgotten it's in your pocket, ditching it is trauma-free. I've found the handle grip to be excellent. The slipjoint blade stays in position open or closed. The slim, short design packs a lot of cutting power into a package with about half the volume of a pack of gum. A functional design with aesthetics worthy of MOMA. Derma-Safe also produces a hacksaw version they say will cut through metal as well as wood, which I've not tried.


$1.50 (note that this online store calls it the "Pocket Skinner).

April 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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Hah -- on first look at the name of it I mis-read "DRAMA-Safe Folding Utility Knife" -- which would be a great name (only it does look flimsy, as Jesse points out). I could even see Woody Allen with his rigorous and exacting standards of wit & cleverness advertising the Drama-Safe Folding Utility Knife.

Posted by: Flautist | Apr 29, 2009 1:02:53 PM

That looks dangerously flimsy.

Posted by: Jesse | Apr 29, 2009 11:22:52 AM

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