Wenger Giant Knife

Whether camping or climbing you want to be prepared!  However the Wenger Giant Knife may be taking it a little too far.  The Giant Knife is the Guiness World record holder for most functions on a penknife, with 87 implements and performing 141 actions it’s certainly fully featured.  However this many features come at a price, both a financial one and a weighty one.  First the price - an RRP of £799.95, secondly the weight 1328g so not something you can carry in your top pocket.

The above video is a fun demostration of many of these tools, used to create the music playing.

The full list of tools are -

  • 85 mm - Lock. Large blade with safety lock system (patented)
  • 10 mm detachable hexagonal wrench - Screwdriver - Spoke key (3.3 mm and 3.5 mm openings) - Extension
  • All-purpose wrench (exclusive)
  • Bit holder
  • Blade for case opener
  • Can opener
  • Chain rivet setter
  • Cigar cutter (patented)
  • Club face cleaner
  • Combination tool : Screwdriver with safety lock system (exclusive) - Can opener - Cap lifter
  • Corkscrew
  • Fish scaler - Fish disgorger - Lineguide
  • Flat Phillips screwdriver
  • Flat screwdriver with safety lock system - Cap lifter - Wire bender
  • Graduated tread depth gauge (mm/inch) uses detachable sliding bit holder
  • Green repair tool
  • Gutting tool : Blade with blunt point
  • Integrated swivelling compass with sight line - Ruler cm and inch (exclusive)
  • Junior round blade
  • Magnifying glass - Precision screwdriver
  • Medium screwdriver
  • Nail clipper (exclusivity)
  • Needle nose pliers / Wire-cutter / Nut wrench
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver with safety lock system (exclusive)
  • Reamer - Awl with sewing eye
  • Reamer - Needle - Cuticle pen
  • Serrated-edge scissors and lever (exclusive patent)
  • Shackle opener
  • Shoe spike wrench
  • Small screwdriver
  • Special blade
  • Spot light
  • Toothpick
  • Tweezers
  • Wood saw
  • Key ring
  • With wooden presentation box

It seems Amazon customers are also amused by the many functions of this knife.  The Amazon Wenger Giant Knife page has 45 reviews of various levels of seriousness, some of the reviews claim to have rather inventive uses for the knife…

this is an excellent tool and has helped on many routine tasks around the house, including eavesdropping on GCHQ, performing a minor appendectomy on the dog, and serving as a temporary RSJ when a simple DIY project to remove what I thought was a non-structural wall went awry

Until an iPad is added to this tool then it remains completely pointless (apart from all the pointy bits attached)

you’d need a damn good pair of braces to keep your trousers up if you were to hang this wonderous monstrosity from your belt.

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